Instructor Certification

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.

Who can be a certified Green Dot etc. instructor?

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.

What does certification include?

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.

What training opportunities exist?

There are two basic options for training:

  1. Individuals can attend a 4-day Green Dot etc. Institute, held two to three times a year. The next training dates are July 7-10, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. Registration will be available soon. Check back.

  2. An organization, military installation, university, consortium, or coalition can bring a Green Dot etc. training to their community and we will conduct the 4-day training on-site. Contact Dorothy J. Edwards, Executive Director, for more information.

Upcoming Green Dot, etc. Institute:
Summer 2014, July 7 - 10, 2014
Lexington, Kentucky
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Registration materials available soon!

To schedule an on-site training please contact Dorothy J. Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director for more information.


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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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