Professional Development Workshops

CHARACTER COUNTS! is proud to offer outstanding professional development courses. Each of the following interactive professional development courses will be delivered in half- or full-day format by dynamic CHARACTER COUNTS! trainers. All CHARACTER COUNTS! courses are grounded in the 12 core values and skills: the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) and Six Life Skills (learning, self-discipline, diligence, positivity, perseverance, resilience).

Workshops begin at $2500 (plus trainer expenses).

A conference call will be scheduled with you to discuss your desired goals/needs to tailor your upcoming workshop accordingly.

Email us, call 515-271-1910 or submit a training request!


Fostering caring and empathy for others with the goal of developing a safer school climate for learning. Now available in Spanish!

CC! Introduction

A great way to introduce the CHARACTER COUNTS! program to a large group of staff. Now available in Spanish!


Athletes and coaches learn the importance of character in sports as “ground rules” for winning.

Ethical and Performance Values


Provides specific tools and methods to integrate the 12 CHARACTER COUNTS! ethical and performance values into academic courses, sports and other and co-curricular activities.

Parental Involvement

Focuses on best practices and innovative strategies to enhance positive parent engagement in the education of their children and supporting school activities.

Dealing with ADHD and other learning challenge


Provides a basic overview of current research and best practices to recognize symptoms and effectively assist with students with various learning challenges

Managing Behaviors of At-Risk Youth and Students With learning Challenges


Best practices for working with at-risk youth and students with serious behavioral issues.

Creating a Professional Learning Environment for Teachers


Explores best practices for building a productive and positive professional learning environment for educators by engaging in the five fundamental practices of building classrooms of character.

Instilling the Growth Mindset


Provides tools and strategies to promote acceptance of the growth mindset to help students deal with disappointments, difficulties and failures

Student Development Workshop


Certificated comprehensive three-day workshop in our small group setting with an expert master trainer providing hands-on learning. Participants completing this course will be certified as CHARACTER COUNTS! Champions, authorized to conduct internal in-service training and administer school or organization-wide CHARACTER COUNTS! implementations. More…



Focuses on braiding CHARACTER COUNTS! strategies and techniques to modify student behavior and instill the Six Pillars of Character  for schools that utilize PBIS.