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Professionals from high schools, military installations, colleges, communities, faith-based agencies, and non-profits are all appropriate candidates for the Green Dot etc. instructor training.
Anyone involved in direct implementation of Green Dot etc. must be fully trained and certified. The minimum requirement for certification is a 4-day training that covers: the research foundation and conceptual model that informs the Green Dot etc. strategy, the Green Dot etc. persuasive speech, the Green Dot etc. Bystander Training, social marketing, and evaluation and action planning. It is recommended, though not required, that supplemental training/consultation days are built in over the course of the first year that cover strategic planning, community buy-in/capacity building, and persuasive speaking. Site-specific technical support is also available.
Those who are certified receive 28-hours of training by the Green Dot etc. training team; a comprehensive instructor’s manual; a sample of the participant workbooks; training powerpoints and electronic versions of support materials including graphic design of social marketing materials, participant workbook, videos used during training and other necessary materials to launch Green Dot etc..
This is a train-the-instructor, not a train-the-trainer. Please note that this training does not certify participants to train other members of their organizations/agencies. Therefore, it is imperative that anyone who will be involved in direct implementation attend a full 4-day training.
There are two basic options for training:
To schedule an on-site training please contact Dr. Jen Messina, Director of Training and Development, for more information.
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Please email us if you would like information on future trainings.
Thanks! The Green Dot, etc. Team
Check out Dorothy Edwards discussing Green Dot on Kentucky Educational Television. Click here to view.
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