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The 5th National Learning Collaborative Cohort began October 2021

In addition to the Learning Collaborative we will be adding more offerings.  This includes our 6 week Spring Course that we piloted last year as well as new offerings based on what our current customers tell us they would like. 

Check back regularly or contact us for information on how to join Cohort 6 beginning in October of 2022. Keep reading for more information on the National Learning Collaborative.

Michelle Mejia, Assistant Vice President for West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Executive leading Healthy West Kendall, shares with us how participating in Communities of Excellence 2026 gave her team the tools to create a structure for a community of 400,000 people in South Florida.  

Watch the full interview to get to know their story


Communities benefit from a systematic approach familiar to and used by all entities within communities that ensures federal, state, local, and private sector efforts are aligned and integrated to maximize their benefit and impact.

Cohorts of up to 6 communities across the United States participate in a kick-off event and regular virtual sessions to train leaders in the adoption of the Communities of Excellence Framework as a roadmap to address their most pressing issues. 

The collaborative includes twice monthly cohort-wide online sessions, monthly mentor sessions, and periodic expert reviews of progress.  Online sessions are led by COE 2026 faculty and invited presenters for cohorts of up to 6 communities.  Sessions allow communities to ask questions, discuss challenges, and share best practices among cohort communities and often include assignments that assists the community to build their Profile and develop their Leadership and Strategic Plan.  The learning collaborative officially begins in October each year.  

For More Information

Please contact Communities of Excellence 2026 Executive Director Stephanie Norling at