Characterstrong educator's summit

Dates for training: January 7-8, 2017


A two-day, in-depth training hosted by John Norlin and  Houston Kraft. The workshop will give you the tools and direction to create a cultural shift on your campus - creating advisory and/or leadership programs that infuse character, service, and compassion into your campus.


Level 1 - Servant-Leadership and Character Development Curriculum Training

Dates for Training: SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

  • In-depth training on the Servant Triangle from James C. Hunter's book "The Servant" and how to implement it into your building/program
  • Discussion on why character is needed in school now more than ever and an approach to teach it
  • Instructional techniques in how to build a sustaining character-based program that gives heart to your program and an intentional approach to changing the climate of your school.
  • To register for the training please fill out the registration form and e-mail it to

Level 2 - Experiential Learning and Media

Dates for Training: SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
Location: Sumner HS

  • The training will include an electronic library of numerous resources that intentionally connects video clips that powerfully illustrate the servant-leadership model and concepts being taught in the semester course taught in the Level 1 Training. 
  • Dozens of experiential learning activities used to highlight key leadership principles taught in the semester course.
  • Ideas and discussion on service-based projects that help improve your school’s climate in real and powerful ways.

To register for the training please fill out the registration form and e-mail it to


Level 3: Servant-Leadership Refresher Course

Dates for Training: TBD

  • Teaching of advanced Servant’s Heart Model that takes the Level 1 Servant-Triangle to a deeper level. Used as a potential second step from beginning leadership class to advanced class curriculum.
  • Ideas on how to bring Common Core into your leadership classroom to strengthen your leadership program’s credibility.
  • Updated Level 1 documents with some added detailed lesson plans and new additions from past 2 years.
  • Updated Level 2 documents that includes all newly added video clips.
  • Group discussion and Q&A about the curriculum model, implementation, and troubleshooting problems.
  • Servant-Leadership and Character in Athletics:

character in athletics workshop
Location: on Site

  • How to build and intentionally teach character to your athletes.

  • Topics to be discussed could be from the following:
    • Social contracting
    • Mental toughness
    • Captains training
    • Transformational vs transactional coaching
    • Building men and women for others within your program
    • Character development
    • Using powerful video clips to inspire
    • Using social media
    • Serving your school
    • Team building activities to use with your athletes and coaches to build community.
  • Team Building Facilitation
  • Customized teambuilding session of any length of time for a team or group.
  • Experiential Learning can include such topics as:
    • Group Processing
    • Problem Solving
    • Communication
    • Goal Setting
    • Trust
    • Get-to-Know Activities
    • Learning Names
    • Forming
    • Norming
    • Storming
    • Performing
    • Character Development
    • Maximum Potential
    • Dealing with pressure
    • Motivation
    • Commitment
    • Awareness
    • Servant-Leadership


Executive Leadership Teams:

  • Teaching of servant-leadership model that focuses on being intentional with character development and service of team members, employees, and customers.
  • Instruction on how to create a positive climate within your organization where people “want” to come to work vs. feel like they “have” to come to work.
  • Team Building activities to help build relationships amongst your team members.
  • Facilitating of character disciplining process that leaders can use to be more effective in their day to day leadership


Executive Coaching:

  • 1 year commitment process that takes an individual through a detailed feedback and growth process to help them be more effective and efficient as leaders in any organizational setting.
  • Ongoing support provided and accountability in reaching goals developed in growth plan.