This common denominator creates a special need for collaboration between them in order to coordinate the division of labor, develop shared standards, pool resources and collaborate. We see the professional community as not only a means for maximizing the effectiveness of programs and projects, but also as a platform to build capacity and disseminate knowledge within the organizations and systems. When the foundation concludes its grants and activity, the professional network will have an important role to ensure the continuation and sustainability of the agenda and activity the foundation helped them develop.
Learning groups for colleagues in the same profession
In different foundation programs there are key personnel who share a professional common denominator. While each one serves in a different organizational environment, there is great potential for an ongoing professional dialogue between them. Such a shared dialogue will enable them to better conceptualize their work, define mutual professional standards, and weave inter-institutional partnerships.
We therefore decided to convene key individuals, including heads of organizations, leaders of teacher communities and teacher mentors, in order to learn from each other and to promote professional dialogue across organizational lines.