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Training Institute Description

Because of the great numbers of invitations I receive to work with students, I realize that it is even more effective to train people to do the work that I do so that hundreds of thousands of students could be engaged and empowered to talk about the issues of bullying. Consequently, I have developed a Train the Trainer Training Institute and trained over 750 people to work with students, educators, professionals, and parents. People that I have trained are working in California, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Delaware, Indiana, Colorado and Mississippi.



To train 20-35 participants – school administrators, educators, counselors and mental health practitioners, police officers, Medical Alliance members, etc.

  • to facilitate Student Empowerment Sessions sessions with students – grades K-12
  • to conduct inservice training seminars for teachers and school personnel;
  • to lead workshops for parents and care-givers


During the two and one-half day training institute, participants will observe two student sessions and experience one and a half days of training sessions, which will include lectures, videotapes, research information, overheads, and a collection of resource materials. On the third day, each participant will facilitate a student session and develop an action plan for future trainings.



  • 8:30am to 9:00am – Introductions, orientation, philosophy, goals of bullying prevention and kindness school programs
  • 9:00am to 9:30am – Transportation to school site for observation of two student sessions
  • 9:30am to 11:30am – 5th and 6th grade student sessions
  • 11:30am to Noon – Return to training facility
  • Noon to 1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 3:30pm – Process observations of student sessions and plan for session to be lead by participants on Day Three


  • 9:00am to noon – Participants will receive specific training to conduct inservice training workshops for teachers and school personnel
  • Noon to 1:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 3:30pm – Participants will receive specific training to conduct seminars for parents and community leaders; information about resource materials, videotapes, curriculum guides, survey instruments and overheads.


  • 8:30am to 10:30am – Participants will be paired and travel to a designated school where each partner will lead one student session and observe their partner leading a second student session. Following the student sessions the participants will return to the training facility
  • 10:30am to 11:30am – Participants will process the student sessions they facilitated and observed.
  • 11:30am to Noon – Lunch
  • Noon to 1:00pm – Participants will develop action plan for leading student, teacher & parent workshops followed by group reports and certification.

Training Institute Description


Each participant will receive a training manual consisting of the reference book, “Banishing Bullying Behavior, second edition”, a follow-up Activity Guide – “30 Activities for Getting Better at Getting Along,” all necessary printed materials, DVD’s, a Powerpoint presentation, a quiz and flash cards.


  • Training facility to accommodate 20-35 participants
  • Microphone, VCR, overhead projector, blackboard or newsprint
  • Arrangements with designated schools for two sessions on Day One (where participants who observe can be accommodated) and 20-35 classrooms on Day Three where participants can each lead a student session
  • Transportation to and from the schools to training facility
  • Food Service – Continental breakfast and lunch first two days, lunch only on third day.
  • Registration, name tags, etc.


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