Professional Development

DCAN wants to ensure that all of our partners have access to real-time professional development opportunities that provides actionable items that you can use at that given time to support your students and families.

Should you have any questions and/or need any direct support as it relates to professional development for you or your team, please schedule time with our Professional Development Manager, Daniel Valentine. Schedule!


For inquiries about providing resources at our bimonthly Lunch and Learns please contact DCAN Office Manager, Rachel D'Alio, at rachel@detroitcan.org 


Opportunities and Updates

Lunch and Learn


Join us for our October Lunch and Learn. The focus is college application and student support!


This event will be held virtually and SCECH will be submitted.



DATE: October 26

TIME: 10-1:30 PM

Extended Support

Need a little more guidance and support with developing and implementing systems and processes at your school/organization, we are here to help you! 

Specializing in college access and success (supporting students to and through college) for schools and organizations

Schedule a meeting today!

Detroit STRIVES is a professional development series for professionals who support students with college access.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2nd Thursday of every month.


Detroit STRIVES will feature different college access topics;


Every session will have one hour of an access topic and one hour on FAFSA strategy and completion. You can partake in the portion that is most relevant to you!

Skilled Trade: Fall Professional Development

This Skilled Trade Workshop Series is designed to provide student-facing professionals with training and "deep-dive" insight into the Skilled Trades pathway.  If you are interested in receiving more information regarding topics and registration, sign-up below

(SCECH eligble)

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Every other Wednesday Nov. 3 - Dec. 15 

*Lunch & Learn Feb. 17*

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Submit a support request below for your specific needs. Someone from our team will follow up to confirm your request.

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