Networking Guide
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 Located on this page are several resources that aim to improve upon networking skills.


Did you know that all EPFP Fellows and alumni have access to the entire EPFP directory? This houses the contact information for more than 8,500 alumni in all 50 states and more than 300 current Fellows.

As a member of the EPFP community and since Networking is one of the three pillars of EPFP, you're encouraged to use the network to connect with other EPFP Fellows and alumni in your field or state, or to reconnect with members of your cohort. The directory can be used for more than just job searching--you can reach out to folks to collaborate on projects, get to know people in a new area, or ask for expertise or advice on a topic you're interested in. You can think of EPFP as another alma mater; far more often than not, EPFP alumni are excited to meet others who have shared in the same experience and have a passion for education.


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Networks for Change Resources

These resources are specifically focused on how to create and maintain networks that promote collective impact, change, and partnerships.




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Quick Tips


Hungry for more? Try our Networking Resources Archive!


Conversation Starters for Fellows and Alumni

Starting a conversation with another EPFP participant may seem daunting if you do not know them! Here are some questions that might help you out.

For Fellows

  • I need help creating/ executing ___. How would you approach it?
  • Would you be willing to review ___ and offer some feedback?
  • How do you think I can improve ___?
  • I want to do ___ at my site. How did you do it at your site?
  • How can I integrate ______ into my programming?
  • Have you read/seen/listened to this book/article/podcast? I think it would be useful to discuss _____ with our Fellows. What do you think?

For Alumni

  • How have you incorporated the knowledge and skills you gained in EPFP into your current profession?
  • What is your current profession and how does it relate to EPFP?
  • How do you keep yourself informed about education policy? What newspapers, journals, podcasts, or blogs do you read?

For Both

  • What made you want to participate in EPFP?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
  • What is the most pressing education policy issue currently?

Other Potential Topics

  • Encouraging active Fellow participation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Networking
  • Social Media Usage 


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