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May & June 2022 (three-week series, Tuesdays and Thursdays) 
  • Week 1: May 17, 2022 and May 19, 2022
  • Week 2: May 24, 2022 and May 26, 2022
  • Week 3: May 31, 2022 and June 2, 2022

2:00pm-4:00pm Eastern // 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific 

This 3-week learning experience includes six learning blocks at two hours each, totaling to 12 hours of virtual-live learning. Each session requires an hour or less of pre-work before the virtual engagement.

All virtual-live sessions (except breakouts) will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience. 


  • Individual: $750
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $650 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Invoice form



In this six-session learning series, you will receive the tools, skills, and dispositions to create meeting, gathering, and learning spaces that allow you and the adults you serve to thrive beyond our current conditions. Drawing from Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen's upcoming book, The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development, participants will explore the advanced skills of designing and leading adult learning. 

You’ll apply adult learning theory to intentional meeting design and facilitation, learn about how to engage emotions and navigate power, consider the crucial elements of intentional design and the details that make learning matter, and practice adaptive facilitation when unforeseen circumstances arise. Through reflective activities, individual practice, and group connection and processing, you'll leave this series with skills, strategies, inspiration, and connection with others in a transformational learning community.

This masterclass is right for you if any of the following describe you: 

  • You are interested in supporting yourself and others in doing more than “powering through” the learning and meetings you lead
  • You are a leader who is seeking ways of building and sustaining community through intentional design 
  • You want to level up in your design and facilitation 
  • You want to shift the paradigm about what's possible in professional development 
  • You are seeking a professional community of adults engaging around adult learning


Participants will:

  • Generate purposeful meeting outcomes and engaging activities rooted in the principles of adult learning
  • Connect in community and explore what it means to explore emotions and navigate power, individually and collectively
  • Create conditions for transformative learning through intentional design and attending to the details
  • Reflect on who we are as facilitators and what it means to facilitate adaptively
  • Develop tools for assessing the impact of professional learning to create better outcomes for students


  • Individual reflection 
  • Small group discussions and collaboration 
  • Role play practice and scenario analysis 
  • Crafting an agenda that aligns with adult learning principles 
  • Protocols to build connection and receive feedback on problems of practice


  • Team leaders
  • Anyone who leads professional learning
  • Positional leaders (assistant principals, upper level deans, instructional leaders, and managers) 


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

About the Instructor

Developer of People and Programs

Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in both public and independent schools since 1999, serving as classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator and workshop facilitator. She holds a BA in English, a California Teaching Credential in English, and an MA in Education—all from the University of California at Davis. Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, aspiring to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive. She believes relationships are essential in moving us towards a more just and equitable world. In her role as the Developer of People and Programs with Bright Morning Consulting, Lori loves designing practical and portable learning experiences, and she facilitates her sessions with a healthy infusion of humor and heart. Lori also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Elena Aguilar share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. When she is not presenting or writing, Lori spends her time running through the gorgeous evergreen landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and enjoying a vast array of coffee options throughout Portland, OR, where she currently lives.