There are so many things to consider when reopening schools this Fall, but what we do know is that schools must be more intentional than ever this school year when it comes to how they welcome back students. Where do schools even begin? Relationships. 

This one-day training will provide a roadmap for schools on how to do just that even if the school doesn’t look like it normally does at the start of every other school year.


Thursday, July 23rd
Saturday, August 22nd

8:00am to 1:00pm PST
10:00am to 3:00pm CST
11:00am to 4:00pm EST


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What I appreciate the most about this training is that is not all just theory. You also gave us concrete ways and examples that we could integrate these teachings into our daily lives, and you had suggestions across the board, for students, admin, teachers and families.” - Teacher, Wisconsin

What Will be Covered?

  • Relational Strategies: After months of living online and in a virtual world, building relationships and community is critical. This training will provide a toolbox of ideas that will work both in person and virtually with students.
  • The Relaunch Relational Roadmap: How do we strategically relaunch as a school system with a focus on relationships that provides the proper amount of time and care needed to set students and staff up for success? Building relationships is going to be critical, yet more time and intentionality are going to be needed to do so. CharacterStrong will be rolling out its school-wide Relaunch Relational Roadmap for schools giving school leaders and classroom teachers a clear vision on how to best serve their students through a relational lens. 
  • Social Emotional Tools: Walk away with a myriad of stress, coping, and resiliency strategies and practices to support your students as they navigate difficult times that give a sense of hope and strength in a time of uncertainty and instability. 

"CharacterStrong never disappoints. This is hands down the best professional development for schools. I am all in." - Nate, Principal, WA

Your Trainers: Houston and John are the co-founders of CharacterStrong and are working with over 2,000 schools internationally to more effectively teach the Whole Child, impact school culture, and cultivate Social Emotional & Character Skills.

 Houston has spoken to over 600 live audiences with a focus on kindness and empathy

John has spent over 10 years as a classroom teacher and 5 years the district level as the administrator for the Whole Child.