We have the privilege of supporting some of the most talented people working in education today. Below is just a small selection of the testimonials we’ve received, illustrating the ways in which the Eagle Rock Professional Development Center has been able to impact schools and programs throughout the country in the effort to reengage youth in their own education.
Dan Condon, Eagle Rock’s Associate Director of Professional Development, has helped support our team during an intense growth period, where we have been challenged to reimagine, reestablish, and recommit our culture to the daily work on the ground. Through his tenured facilitation skills, he helps our group articulate their values and connects them with the actions and impact we have as a group and as individuals. He has been a great collaborator and thought-partner with me, as he has flexed to the changing needs of our team, while still holding space for our end goal. I have seen him handle tough topics and conversations with ease, cultivating the voices of everyone at the table. Dan has a way to disarm and engage any group by modeling professional expectations while keeping warmth and realism of the work front of mind – a killer combo for both effectiveness and relationship building.
~ Garett M. Brownlee Plantz, LMSW, Vice President of Programs , “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County
Dan Condon, Associate Director of Professional Development, is one of the most thoughtful and collaborative facilitators I have ever worked with in schools. He is thorough and able to push us to think outside what we know. I am impressed with his ability to get so much done with staff in a short amount of time. Every time he works with us I am amazed by how much we accomplish.
~ Gabriella Duran-Blakey, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools
Eagle Rock’s associate director of professional development — Dan Condon — is a skilled professional who can be utilized to help propel an organization in many different ways. I appreciate his range of skills from providing individual coaching to me to help plan my longitudinal work, designing Professional Development for a school based on their assets and current needs, to big picture planning and facilitation of a retreat of school leaders to help build and sustain the Leadership Schools Network. He is also very easy to work with in the planning and development stages of the work. He listens to clients needs and shares different perspectives in a true dialogue to ensure we are creating the best product and result. Lastly, he has a great sense of humor, which make its enjoyable to do good work together.
~ Justin Trager, Director of School Networks, Future Focused Education
Dan is an excellent facilitator. He has been an invaluable asset for our work at Future Focused Education. His approach gives us tangible ways to use the assets we have in our organization. To use a metaphor, “he teaches us to cook with ingredients in our own kitchen.”
~ Tony Monfiletto, Director, New Mexico Center for School Leadership
A few months back we brought in staff from Eagle Rock Professional Development Center to lead our team in launching a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The two days of training were like a breath of fresh air, giving us a sorely needed opportunity to work on our own professional development, while providing us with practical tools for supporting our nationwide network of National Service Professionals.
Since the training our team has continued to practice the tools we learned on a weekly basis, both for the benefits they are providing us (building trust, getting through work challenges, reflecting and processing) and so that we can use the tools in our consultancy with our network of staff in 23 cities across the country. Each week we look forward to the chance to come together as a PLC and develop our skills with these facilitation tools, and every week we continue to be amazed at how different, how affirmed, how unified, and how strong our team feels when we actively engage in the tools and practices we learned from Eagle Rock.
Thanks Eagle Rock for the work you do. It matters, it is needed, and I look forward to the next chance we have to learn together.
~ Javier Alaniz, National Site Consultant and Training Manager, Public Allies National Office
I’ve been working with the team at Eagle Rock for almost 10 years and have found their faculty and staff to be creative, innovative professionals with a strong sense of what they believe and what they know to be good for kids and teachers. They are committed to the work, committed to their vision, and committed to the students they serve.
~ Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Faculty, Antioch University New England