Groups vs Coops Blueprint for success

Groups versus Co-ops – The Blueprint for Success in Your Community!

Presentation by Dianne McLean

This presentation is for group and co-op leaders, and those who want to be a group or co-op leader.

Do you know the difference between a homeschool group and a homeschool co-op?  Are you trying to infuse the two and having little success?  What makes a group an essential part of homeschooling?  And what makes a co-op work?  More importantly, why do some co-ops fail?  How do you effectively serve people of diverse backgrounds, interests, and needs?  How do you handle conflict within your group?  How do you legally set up a co-op?  What if you don't get good attendance?  I've spent over a decade training group leaders and co-op leaders, effecting positive change for thousands of homeschoolers.  There IS a difference between the two concepts, but the two really CAN work together.  In this workshop, I will present some tips and techniques to get your group or co-op started (or re-started the right way) and help you to truly serve your local homeschool community with everything they want and be wildly successful.  You will learn where to go to get the best group/co-op resources as well. Get the blueprint for success!

This presentation was broadcast on June 13, 2015 during the 2015 National Home Education e-Conference and is now part of our member archives. 

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Dianne McLean

Dianne has been homeschooling since 2003. She has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool groups to pioneer social activities, help form group policies with leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. Her approach is always practical and effective. She also specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments of Common Core and how it is affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America; and has developed numerous other websites to help home educators in their efforts. Dianne has been leading online seminars, webinars, and classes online in an innovative online setting to offer live interaction no matter where you live in the world.  You can connect with her at Home Education Council of America




Dianne McLean is the director for HECOA, you will find many of her presentations throughout the website!


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