Manager of Convenings
Erin Leonard is working to expand afterschool and out-of-school time opportunities for all students. Erin is a testament to the power of afterschool–in high school she served as student body president, learning key leadership and management skills after the school bell rang everyday.
Erin brings strategy and insight to our clients through project management, partnership building, strategic planning, traditional and social media strategy, and publication and website management.
Erin leads Collaborative Communications Group’s convenings, bringing together leading experts for meaningful conversations and unique experiences. Her efforts are concentrated on strategic planning, management, facilitation and adult learning principles to maximize impact for virtual and in-person meetings. Erin has a leadership role in planning the National Charter Schools Conference, the National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention and supporting the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks, funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation.
Erin specializes in planning the overall learning arc of a meeting: planning the overall schedule, selecting workshops and keynote speakers, and training presenters to give their best possible presentation.
Prior to joining Collaborative, Erin worked in the political sector, working for the Obama administration as a communications liaison. There, she facilitated conversations between policy makers and the public, wrote press releases and blog posts, collected and analyzed public comments, and planned convenings for the Council on Environmental Quality. Erin worked extensively on municipal issues in Boston, writing legislation on affordable housing and education. Erin has been a part of numerous campaigns and worked briefly on Capitol Hill – and she can still give a great tour of the Capitol.
Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology.