Kids at Hope University

Professional Development Series

Kids at Hope University is the training arm of Kids at Hope. It offers a series of trainings, classes, seminars, symposiums, institutes, on line courses and workshops all designed to support the success of all children, No Exceptions.

Current Trainings:

*Module I (4 hours)  Hopeology – Introduction to Kids at Hope-
Unleashing the
Power of Kids at Hope

Exploring the science of hope, optimism and success and how it can be instilled in all children without exception. Exploring a cultural strategic framework and how an entire campus/organization/community can support the success of every child. Practical application of evidence based protocols in support of a child’s success is also discussed.

Target Audience: Any caring adult interested in child and youth development.
Prerequisites: None

*Module I ONLINE (3.5 hours)   A Self Paced Introduction to Kids at Hope

Exploring the science of hope, optimism and success and how it can be instilled in all children without exception. Exploring a cultural strategic framework and how an entire campus/organization/community can support the success of every child. Practical application of evidence based protocols in support of a child’s success is also discussed.

Target Audience: Any caring adult interested in child and youth development.
Offered through Digital Chalk – online registration required: KIDS AT HOPE MODULE I ONLINE
Prerequisites: None

*Module II (2 days/12 hrs)   Train the Trainer Certification Academy (Module I)

This two day certification training event prepares individuals and teams to present Module I to their colleagues and other interested parties. The academy explores the knowledge, principles and technical skills related to Module I. Graduates of the Train the Trainer Certification Academy are faculty members of Kids at Hope University and are granted the rights to issue a certificate in Hopeology to those who complete the Module I course.

Target Audience: Individuals and/or teams who wish to become Kids at Hope certified trainers. Trainers will be certified to deliver Module I training.
Prerequisites: Preferably completion of Module I or permission from Kids at Hope

*Module III (6 hrs)    Strategic Collective Efficacy: Advancing the Culture of Success

Module III is designed for those individuals who have had experience with Kids at Hope and are ready to move to the next level of mastery by enhancing their knowledge as well as providing a range of implementation options to further support Kids at Hope’s three overriding outcomes: Inspiring, Empowering and Transforming. Module III is dedicated to the skill set, theoretical framework, principles and practices that achieve collective efficacy and by doing so, a defined culture of success emerges.

Target Audience: Individuals and/or teams interested in advancing their knowledge about Kids at Hope including exploring implementation strategies.
Prerequisites: To attend Module III participants must have completed Module I- Introduction-Unleashing the Power of Kids at Hope or Module II – Train the Trainer Certification Academy in addition to having a minimum of six months of experience with the implementation of Kids at Hope.

*Module IV (2 days/12 hrs)  The Transformational Journey…to extraordinary results

This two day experience is designed for people who are not interested in becoming certified trainers, but who still want the deeper emotional understanding of the importance of KAH. Included in this module are a series of exercises allowing the participant to internalize the principles and practices of KAH and their application as well as how it relates to the KAH cultural framework. There is also ample time set aside to explore implementation strategies related to the Three Universal Truths and Top Five Practices. Kids at Hope University has been working with Dr. Bob Maurer, President of the Center for Excellence and director of behavioral sciences at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Maurer is helping us better understand how significant change can take place one very small step at a time and still experience great results.

Target Audience: Individuals and/or teams not interested in becoming certified Kids at Hope trainers but want a deeper understanding of the dynamics and implementation strategies.
Prerequisites: Module I

*Module V (3 hrs) Little Kids at Hope – Exploring Early Childhood Development

A three hour introductory training focused on the elements of hope, optimism and success for children ages 3-6 and how to utilize the Kids at Hope strategic cultural framework to support the emotional, intellectual, social and physical development of preschool age children

Target Audience: Individuals and/or teams interested in learning about the concepts of hope, optimism and success and how they are introduced during the early childhood years.
Prerequisites: None

*Module VI (2.5 hrs) Successful Parenting-Successful Children

A 2.5 hour focused and highly participatory workshop designed to introduce parents and primary caretakers to the value and power of adopting the Kids at Hope strategic cultural framework as part of the home environment.
Target Audience: Parents, caregivers and individuals and/or teams interested in learning about the concepts of hope, optimism and success and their importance to successful parenting.
Prerequisite: None

*Module VII (2 days/12 hrs) Train the Trainer Certification Academy: Successful Parenting-Successful Children

The Parent Train the Trainers Certification Academy is designed to prepare individuals to facilitate the popular Kids at Hope Successful Parenting – Successful Children workshop. Graduates are part of the Kids at Hope University Faculty and are granted the rights to issue a certificate of completion.

Target Audience: Individual and/or teams interested becoming certified to teach Module VI-Successful Parenting- Successful Children.
Prerequisites: Module I or II or VI or permission from Kids at Hope.

Testimonials

Kids at Hope reminds us of why we have dedicated our lives to helping children and provides us a culture of hope and possibility for the children and for us.
Dr. Robert Maurer, PhDAssociate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, President for the Center of Excellence