Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

The purpose of a professional learning community (PLC) initiative through the Center for START Services is to provide professionals with training, facilitated discussion, and tools in an effort to unify and improve expertise across the systems of care for individuals with co-occurring IDD and behavioral health needs. It is an evidence-informed, cost-effective solution that addresses the need for more training across disciplines to share and develop knowledge, while developing and growing communities. All PLCs, regardless of their context or focus, share several attributes:

  • a group of people who share and critically interrogate their practice in an ongoing, reflective, collaborative, inclusive, learning-oriented, growth-promoting way;
  • a collective enterprise that seeks to share and act on learning to enhance effectiveness as professionals, advocates, and;
  • a supportive community engaged in continuous inquiry and improvement that draws innovation from a diverse range of people.

Email start.iod@unh.edu to learn more about START PLCs.