Training

Training is a key step in the Partner School journey.

The Positivity Project empowers Partner Schools with the resources, training, and strategy to successfully teach students about positive relationships and character strengths. We offer a variety of options to meet your training needs, such as on-demand training included in your partnership, in-person training, and live virtual training. Open the options below to learn more.

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P2 Training Opportunities



Included in Annual Partnership

P2 100 Video: The purpose of the P2 100 Video is to train your school’s entire staff in 3 hours or less — at a time of your choosing — to understand (a) the research driving P2 and (b) how to successfully implement the P2. It features 50 minutes, broken into 8 separate videos, of P2 co-founder Mike Erwin directly teaching the research behind positive psychology, character strengths, and the importance of relationships. Following Mike’s 8 videos, we have included videos of our Ed Tech Coordinator explaining how to access P2 resources — and videos of “P2 in Action” at partner elementary, middle, and high schools. We provide step-by-step instructions for how to successfully lead this training. (NOTE: The P2 100 Video link is here. If you need help accessing it, please contact melissa.wilson@posproject.org)

P2 for Educators: P2 for Educators consists of a series of presentations and resources designed to purposefully bring the benefits of The Positivity Project to school professionals. The purpose of P2 for Educators is to enhance school culture and individual well-being by deliberately engaging staff members, as adults, on the importance of positive relationships and character strengths in their own lives. These sessions create a time and place for educators to learn, discuss, and plan future actions based on current research connected to education, positive psychology, and the cultivation of individual and collective well-being. (NOTE: Link for Partner School educators is here and P2 for Educators can also be found in our Resources Library)

Weekly Live Q&A Sessions: Every Monday from August 1 to September 26, 2022 at 12 pm EST, P2 School Success Coordinators will be available for Partner School P2 Leaders to ask any questions regarding the implementation of P2 at your school.

Guided Facilitation Support for Partner School Trainers

Looking to provide your own school-based training and want your trainers to have extra support paired with a ready-made slide deck? P2 offers the opportunity for a team of school-based presenters to meet virtually with a certified P2 trainer in order to review the P2 implementation slide deck and tools for implementation.  This extra layer of support is to ensure that the trainers have greater clarity of P2 concepts, familiarity with the slide decks and training resources, and a more focused training plan.

Cost: $999

3.5-Hour - P2 100 Initial Implementation Training for Individual Partner Schools and Districts

P2 offers training opportunities for your entire staff in either virtual or in-person formats. Through this option, a certified P2 trainer will engage your staff in learning P2 concepts so that they deeply understand P2 and feel comfortable with P2 resources and the modes of implementation. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the why, what, and how of P2. Built into this option is time for participants to reflect and apply their learning as well as peruse the myriad of P2 resources available.

Cost:  $4999 in-person / $1999 virtual

6.5-Hour - P2 100 Initial Implementation Training for Individual Partner Schools and Districts

Similar to the 3.5-hour option, the 6.5-hour option can be done in either virtual or in-person formats. A certified P2 trainer will engage your staff in learning P2 concepts so that they deeply understand P2 and feel comfortable with P2 resources and the mode of implementation. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the why, what, and how of P2. Built into this option is time for participants to reflect and apply their learning as well as peruse the myriad of P2 resources available.  In addition, this full-day, expanded learning opportunity offers participants a deeper dive into the P2 resources.  Most importantly during this training, teachers are provided time to envision and plan for schoolwide implementation, as well as work in grade-level or department teams to plan for individual and team implementation, increasing fidelity and curriculum integration.

Cost: $6199 in-person / $2999 virtual

P2 100 - Train the Trainers

 Through this “train the trainer” model, P2 offers schools or districts the opportunity to have staff representatives attend a full day of implementation training, either in-person or virtually, similar to the full-day training described above. Teacher teams leave with a clear understanding of the why, what, and how of P2 — as well as a possible plan for training back at their schools and potential ideas for schoolwide implementation. 

Cost per person: $199 at central location / $99 virtual

Leadership Coaching Services

Want to build your positive leadership and lead a school focused on a positive culture and an “other people mindset”? The Positivity Project now offers leadership coaches through a partnership with two certified leadership coaches. Both coaches are former school administrators and certified by the International Coach Federation, whose principles of brain-friendly coaching are directly linked to the underlying tenets of The Positivity Project.

Learn more here.

  • We have been inspired with what we have seen in our school community since implementing The Positivity Project. We know that what we are teaching and discussing in our classrooms will forever change the way our students understand, look at, and treat others.
    Brett Woodcock, Principal at Morgan Road Elementary School
  • We are in the business of changing lives, and partnering with The Positivity Project has rekindled that fire.
    Jeremy Mitchell, Principal at Indian Hill Elementary School
  • The seminar was amazing and just what our school needs. All of us cannot wait to start in our classrooms and then we are going to teach our staff. While in the class I was designing the walls of the school to reflect P2!
    Teacher, P2IT Fairfax County Attendee
  • This concept is exactly what students need right now. The focus on other people and interacting with people to find happiness is profound for today's youth.
    Teacher, P2IT Grand Blanc Attendee
  • I leave a LOT of seminars wishing for my time back. This one, I left and wished I had another day of it all! I think this is going to make a difference one school and one child at a time.
    Teacher, P2IT Syracuse Attendee