These workshops are the foundations for character, social and emotional practices embedded in the everyday life of classrooms, schools and community.

Learning from Character Giants

In this interactive, once-in-a-lifetime workshop you will meet, engage with and learn from eight individuals who collectively are pioneers in shaping character education for the nation.  Each speaker will make a brief presentation on a current focus in the field of character education followed by a roundtable discussion on the topic. Speakers will rotate throughout the event and lead the roundtable discussions to ensure that participants have an opportunity to engage with each of the speakers. 

This is a great opportunity to meet and have a conversation with Clifton Taulbert, Hal Urban, Tom Lickona, Marvin Berkowitz, Charles Elbot, Philip Vincent, Jo Ann Freiberg and Patricia Ciccone – all in the same day!

December 6, 2018

Foundational Certification in Character Education

Discover strategies for building the strong foundation necessary to positively transform your school culture. Learn new advanced practices focused on Social-Emotional Learning, Trauma Informed Education and Restorative Practices.

June 10-11, 2019

Digital Citizenship Student Summits

Hands-on workshops designed for teams of students. Our comprehensive approach demonstrates how actions can impact the behaviors of self and others. Methods and practices for both personal actions and school wide culture will be addressed by practicing digital wellness and modeling positive online behaviors. Student summits are designed for high school, middle school and elementary school students.

High School Student Summit – January 17, 2019

Middle School Student Summit – January 30, 2019

Middle School Student Summit – March 7, 2019

Elementary Student Summit – April 5, 2019

These essential workshops are offered free to all CharacterPlus members.

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Creating Autonomy, Belonging and Competence

Learn activities and strategies to challenge and stretch your students to grow their sense of competence. Leave with a plan to create a school community in which all students have a voice, belong and feel like they matter.

February 20, 2019

Cross Age Structure

Explore the best intentional cross-age structures and regional examples that will positively impact your school culture. Leave with a checklist of programs and implementation plan for successfully rolling out a cross-age system in your school.

November 30

March 7, 2019

The Anatomy of Class Meetings

Learn the what, the why and the how of running an effective class meeting and ensure that students become involved in the process. Leave with a step-by-step plan on how to implement class meetings into your school and open new doors for student voice, leadership and safety.

November 30

February 20, 2019

March 7, 2019

These workshops are offered with our partners and provide opportunities for advanced certificates and degrees.

Leadership Academy in Character Education (LACE) 

A year-long comprehensive course offered through our partnership with UMSL. It’s designed to help school leaders develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to create, implement and evaluate programs and processes that make their schools true learning communities in which character education is a vital part of the curriculum and culture.

Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior 

Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with moral questions and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy and civic engagement—of which are critical for sustaining democracy.  

We offer customized Professional Development opportunities at your location developed specifically for your staff, contact us at 314.692.1252 or

Check out our registration calendar for a complete listing of all our workshops.