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Job Alike Groups


The concept of Job Alike Groups has been part of the UEN  since the beginning
of the Network.  The impact of leadership upon issues, programs and results is basic to what the UEN is all about.  Common responsibilities and best practices are the motivators for productive interaction between and among all Job Alike Groups within the eight urban districts.  "Rediscovery of the Wheel" is not a productive nor satisfactory leadership approach and is minimized as much as possible. 

Each Job Alike Group functions independently and all are urged to stay in contact with one another, sharing concerns, directions and results. Contact is maintained through emails, small group meetings and telephone conference calls.  Video contact is an option through the Iowa Communication Network. Informal support is provided by the UEN staff.

The potential impact of this resource is significant.  The UEN is committed to this major and very important asset, recognizing it's great potential to strengthen and positively impact the delivery of support services to all students and staff within the member district.


Click here to view Job Alike Categories to contact specific Job Alike Groups and/or individuals.



UEN Job Alike 2017 - 2018 Group Meetings

(all meetings 9:30 am - 2:30 pm)

Special Education Directors
November 10, 2017
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Curriculum / Assessment / Professional Development
December 8, 2017
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Child Nutrition Directors
February 5, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Curriculum / Assessment / Professional Development
February 9, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Special Education Directors
February 9, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Communication Directors
February 23, 2018
Community Colleges of Iowa Board Room
855 E. Court Ave, Des Moines

Early Childhood / Title 1
February 28, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

HR / Equity Directors
March 1, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

TAG Directors
March 1, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Health Services
March 6, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines

Counseling Services
March 8, 2018
Iowa Association of School Boards
6000 Grand Ave, Des Moines


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