Ways to Connect with Members

Connect with other Members

The purpose of ealla.org site is to provide EAL/LA members the ability to connect with other members for networking, professional development, share ideas and/or collaboration.

You can view a list of Members under the “Community” tab in the menu by clicking on the “Members Directory” link. On the Members Directory page you can browse other members profiles, send them a message or mention a member in a post. You can also narrow your search by using the “Order By:” search filter to sort Members by Last Active, Newest Registered and Alphabetical.

Members Dir

On the Members Directory page you can send a friendship request to another member by selecting the “Add Friend” button. That person will then receive a friendship request notification which they then can choose to either accept or deny.

Add Friend

Once your friendship request has been accepted, you will receive a notification message in the Admin Bar at the top of the site and an email in your inbox.

Friendship Accepted

You can also create connections with people who share the same interests as you by clicking on any of the links on your own profile page (e.g. Focus Area, Job Function, Interests/Involvement, etc.).


The more information and the more descriptive your own member profile is the more it increases your chances of people finding you, learning about you and connecting with you.

Join a Group

You can join or even create a Group in your area of interest.

You can view Groups that have already been established by clicking on the “Groups Directory” link under the “Community” tab in the menu. Click on the “Join Group” button to send a request to join a Group.

Join Group

If the Group is public, you will be automatically joined. However, if it is a private group, you can request membership. Once your request is accepted, you will receive a notification that you have joined the group.

Create a Group

To create your own Group, click on the “Create a Group” button on the Groups Directory page. When you’re redirected to the Create a Group page, enter the name of your Group and a brief description that best describes your Group.

Create Group

Click on the “Create Group and Continue” button and set the Privacy Setting for your Group. There are three basic levels of privacy to choose from: Public Group, Private Group and Hidden Group. Once you’ve selected your Privacy Settings, click the “Next Step” button.

Group Privacy

You will now have an opportunity to upload an image to use as an avatar for your group. Select an image from your computer by clicking on the “Choose File” button. You will need to select a JPG, GIF or PNG formatted photo. Once you have located the picture you want to use as the avatar for your Group, select the “Upload Image” button. Click on the “Next Step” button.

Group Avatar

Invite members from your Friends list to join your Group. Once you’ve clicked on the “Finish” button, your new Group will be formed.

Group Invite