Upcoming Classes

Class:  At-Risk Youth and Character Education

Dates/Locations:  August 1-2 in Des Moines; August 4-5 in Cedar Falls

Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost:  $250 (Use coupon code charactercounts for a $170 discount!)

Credit:  Drake grad credit and renewal credit (register for credit on Day 1 of the class)

Instructor: Carrie Davis Marchant

Click here to register for Aug 1-2 in Des Moines

Click here to register for Aug 4-5 in Waterloo

Finally!  An upbeat and fun-filled interactive character education workshop for individuals and programs working with at-risk youth (ages 10-18+)!  Experience and learn first-hand research-based strategies that utilize the nation’s leading methodologies and pedagogies and CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0 to teach and facilitate character education and ethical decision making for at-risk (at-hope) youth.

The strategies, ideas and approaches can enhance a program’s current curriculum or approach to ethical decision-making and character education.  Individuals and agencies searching for an approach to use with the at-risk youth they serve can use the strategies and approaches as a foundation for character education.  Individuals and programs attending do not have to be using CHARACTER COUNTS! to benefit from this workshop. 

Some of the distinctive topics covered are:

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Emotion Control
  • Drug & Alcohol intervention
  • Manipulatives and Fidgets
  • Art-Therapy and Journaling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindsets, Perceptions and Attitudes
  • Facilitation
  • Learning Styles: The Four Modalities
  • Experiential Learning and “The Teachable Moment”
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach

Date/Location: Summer 2016 Dates: June 27 - July 31 (ONLINE)

Cost:  $200

Credit:  1 EDMA

Athletics present a unique opportunity to develop and practice character traits and ethical conduct, and coaches have a powerful role in shaping that ethical character development.  In Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach, participants will reflect on their coaching influences, and how those influences affect their own practice.  They will develop a coaching touchstone and philosophy, defining how they will serve as a transformational coach.  They will create practice plans that integrate character lessons into their regular coaching practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to investigate ethics in sports through case studies lensed through an ethical decision model.  By the end of the course, students will have a clearly defined, character-based coaching philosophy, as well as guided practice applying that philosophy to their coaching. More

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Link to Upcoming Classes
Your Character Minute
October 20, 2016
October 13, 2016