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Call for Early Intervention Community of Practice Co-Facilitator

The Early Intervention Community of Practice (EI CoP) has over 400 members (representing more than 40 states and 2 countries) who are focused on discussing and learning about topics relevant to infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities ages birth – five (early intervention). Members include EI providers, supervisors, researchers, those who offer professional development to EI providers, and others.

At this time, the DEC is seeking to recruit one co-facilitator to partner with the existing EI CoP facilitator. Duties would begin in January 2024. Once a co-facilitator is identified, there will be a period of transition where the incoming co-facilitator will work with the current co-facilitators (we anticipate a transition period of 2 months).

Activities co-facilitators are responsible for include and are not limited to: 1) ongoing outreach and awareness of the DEC EI CoP, 2) periodic meetings to plan/prepare for future EI CoP meetings/activities, 3) identification and sharing of EI related resources, 4) facilitating EI CoP meetings where members share practices and problem-solve with one another, and 5) participate in periodic DEC CoP Facilitators CoP meetings where you get support in community with other CoP facilitators within DEC.

Co-facilitators of the EI CoP:

  • must be a DEC member (learn how to become a member);

  • must understand the shared interests/practices of the groups’ members;

  • should have knowledge and experience in early intervention, including services for children 3 - 5;

  • should bring a diverse and unique perspective, knowledge, and/or skills to

  • the CoP and have ideas about how to engage and support members as a facilitator (e.g. multifaceted ways to connect/participate, ideas for topics of interest, etc.);

  • must be able to commit a minimum of 2-5 volunteer hours each month to sustain the level of activity/involvement of members for at least two years; and

  • should not currently hold (or anticipate holding) a leadership position elsewhere in DEC.

We invite you to take this opportunity to become an engaged and active leader within DEC! Members representative of the diversity of DEC membership are encouraged to apply, including race, ethnicity, culture, language, dialect, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion/spirituality, and national origin. We seek representation of geography, organizations, agencies, universities and experience. We seek members representing all member categories (practitioners, family members, higher education faculty, etc.).


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