UnPD Your Professional Development


Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00pm


Nature-based education prioritizes emergent, child-directed learning that’s individualized for each child, but we don’t often follow the same principles when it comes to our own professional learning. 

Join the Natural Start Alliance and facilitators Cassandra Ellis and Colton Running as they model an approach to professional development that authentically meets our individual and collective needs, rather than subscribing to the traditional school model (hence “unPD”).

To try out this approach, come with a project (job-related or not) you want to start, you’re in the middle of, or you’ve stalled and lost momentum on. Projects might be a workshop series you want to breathe life back into, a podcast you’re eager to begin, or a publication series you’re unsure of how to sustain. This forum centers thriving in solution-oriented community and healing from isolating silos.

The forum will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET. It will be recorded and a recording will be shared here following the live event. Registration required; free and open to all. 

Sign up for the forum on October 26



Contact Email:


Contact Name:

Emily Van Laan