Professional Development

Anchored in the professional learning research and principles of adult learning, Empowering Education professional development services are customized to meet the specific needs of the client. All professional development activities focus on clients building their own capacity to meet valued outcomes within their own context.


Empowering Education professional development services avoid the problems of “one-size-fits all” approaches. EE consultants work collaboratively with each client to gather pertinent information about their organization in order to design professional learning activities that are relevant to the client’s unique context and ongoing work.

Designed to Build Capacity

Empowering Education services include job-embedded professional development opportunities that lead to practitioners’ change in practice by using effective, supportive, and culturally respectful, as well as, motivational and professional “coaching” strategies.

I have worked with Dr. Skelton and Dr. Schaeffer on Positive School Culture, a discipline initiative, for over 10 years. It is because of their collaborative efforts [in designing and providing professional development] with the Mayerson Academy and Cincinnati Public Schools, that the Positive School Culture initiative continues to thrive in the district.”

Gwen Walton
The Mayerson Academy,
Professional Development Specialist

EE professional development opportunities are designed to empower people to:

  • Adapt strategies learned in training
  • Solve the problems of adoption and fitting new strategies to existing settings and other skills
  • Master new strategies