Student Development

Our “train the trainer” program provides you the tools to self implement your CHARACTER COUNTS! program

Send one or more staff to a training and learn our CHARACTER COUNTS! program from our expert staff!

We strongly recommend sending three or more “champions” from various staff levels to participate to ensure buy-in at all levels – CHARACTER COUNTS! works best from a top down approach.

Participants will learn techniques for integrating values into their existing curriculum along with research-based strategies for interactions and instruction time with students. Class sizes are up to 40 participants to allow for proper engagement and interaction during our many group activities and breakouts.


We help you identify and create teachable moments that will affect the way students see their place in the world. We provide the training, evaluation, support and coaching along with the resources to create the most complete package of its kind! We teach the best strategies and practices for:

  • Character Development
  • Common Core
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Whole Child Development
  • Research-Based Instruction
  • 21st Century Outcomes
  • Anti-bullying

Additional on-site evaluation, mentoring and webinars are also available on specific implementation topics as well as Customized On-Site training solutions for as few as 12 staff. Call 515-271-1910 for a free phone consultation and to discuss a package that fits your needs and budget.

Learn how to change your school’s culture.

CHARACTER COUNTS!  works seamlessly with almost any curriculum or program including PBIS, Common Core and 21st Century Learning Standards. The process works by implementing the framework and integrating it into existing curriculum and/or programming. This is accomplished by having our highly professional master trainer come to your school or organization and administer a very in-depth and concentrated Student Development Workshop (SDW) which will help kick start your school program. Schools or organizations may also schedule an on-site in-service or professional development, tailored to meet their specific needs. We highly recommend being mindful about meeting specific needs and allowing the CHARACTER COUNTS! team and expert staff to design the training that best suits the school, school system, organization or community.

Call us at 515-271-1910 to discuss your needs or submit a request.