Sample Training Agendas

Sample Training Agendas

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce how Full Value behavioral norms (Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Set Goals, Let Go and Move On, Care for Self and Others) can create an effective social-emotional learning (SEL) primary prevention program in K-12 public and private schools.

This will be an experientially based workshop, providing the opportunity for internalizing the Full Value Communities model over two days. 

Day 1
Introduced Concepts:

  • Challenge of choice
  • Control To empowerment
  • Calling group
  • Goal setting
  • Full Value behavioral norms
  • Introduction to the Full Value Commitment


  • Making connections between people
  • Creating a safe environment
  • Teaching self regulation and having a voice
  • Creating personal and professional goals
  • Making connections between Full Value & the CASEL Core Competencies

Day 2
Introduced Concepts:

  • Review of Full Value behavioral norms
  • Creation of Full Value Commitment representations (Developing group norms and distractors)
  • GRABBSS Assessment (Goals, Readiness, Affect, Behavior, Body, Stage, Setting)
  • Reflection strategies
  • Lesson planning

Program Outcomes:

  • A beginning knowledge of the six Full Value behavioral norms
  • Creation of a group Full Value representation (Commitment)
  • Understanding GRABBSS as an assessment and planning tool
  • Learning methods for leading reflection sessions
  • Connecting activities to academic content areas and FV Norms

The Full Value School - For All School Staff

Four Day Training
A four day immersion training model to introduce the concept of Full Value and its adaptation as a guide in creating safe and highly effective school climates.

Full Value behavioral norm    SEL areas addressed  
BE HERE Mindfulness: Attention and concentration
BE SAFE Physical and psychological Safety
BE HONEST Trust and values development
SET GOALS Motivation and goal setting
LET GO AND MOVE ON Acceptance and forgiveness
CARE FOR SELF AND OTHERS Empathy and compassion

Training Highlights

  • Introduction to the six Full Value behavioral norms and their use in education for staff and students to create a safe and effective learning community
  • Experience the Adventure approach that utilizes activity, reflection and dialogue to learn
  • Introduction to related research based theories of Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindset and Empathy/Compassion
  • Experience the Control to Empowerment Model through the practice of “Calling Group”
  • Experience creating and leading activities and receiving feedback from colleagues
  • Discover and create ways to connect Full Value into existing District Social-Emotional Learning Models (e.g. RCCP, Responsive classroom, Restorative Practice, Second Step, Open Circle, Honor Code)
  • Create and practice ways to integrate Full Value into academic content areas curriculum

Training Agenda

Day 1
LARGE GROUP:  Day One: Developing a learning community: Introduction to Full Value and Adventure Based Learning

Day 2
Introduction to experiential foundational theories and the GRABBSS* group assessment process

Day 3
Connecting Full Value to the classroom and the school environment

Day 4
Partner leadership and feedback
* Goals, Readiness, Affect, Behavior, Body, Setting and Stage of development.

Program Outcomes

1. Understand and implement the Six Full Value behavioral norms;

  • Be Here
  • Be Safe
  • Be Honest
  • Set Goals
  • Care for Self and Others
  • Let Go and Move On

2. Use these norms to co-create a Full Value Commitment with students listing behaviors and assets that promote the six norms, as well as distractors that get in the way of their successful implementation.

3. Understand and implement Calling Group. This is a formal process that provides opportunities for students to problem solve and to celebrate their successes, facilitated by educators and other trained staff.

4. Understand and implement goal setting. Two approaches will be used; the familiar SMART Goals model, and the Four Square approach (simpler and more accessible for some students).

5. Understand and implement Challenge of Choice. This structure provides opportunities for students to authentically participate in Full Value and classroom activities at their own comfort level. It supports intelligent risk taking in academics, extended school activities, career choices, and in relationships.

6. Understand and implement Control to Empowerment. This is represented in the form of a Likert Scale and defines the amount of autonomy granted to students by the teacher when participating in a Full Value Community.

7. Understand and connect Full Value activities with academic content areas ensuring that social emotional (SEL) learning to be woven into all aspects of classroom life.

8. Integrate best practice from existing SEL programs within the container of Full Value. This will offer educators the opportunity to continue to use elements of existing programs with a common language and process across classrooms and, as Full Value integration progresses, across grade levels.

9. Understand and connect Full Value with Mindfulness and implement basic mindfulness strategies in the school setting.

10. Develop an action plan for engaging parents in the Full Value model.