The Upside Down Organization’s Certification Program was introduced in 2010 for individuals and organizations interested in presenting stimulating, high-quality professional development experiences featuring brain research. After several years of fielding requests about replicating our workshops, UDO was ready to partner with interested professional developers to expand the delivery of UDO’s brain-based workshops nationwide and responded with the creation of the Certification Program.
The Upside Down Organization’s Certification Program is NOW OPEN! We currently have a Module 1 – “Creating Connections” workshop scheduled for January 20-23, 2014 and would love to have you join us. We also have two a 3-PAK Training session scheduled for March 2014. Questions about the program? Call the UDO office at 410-444-5415!
What is UDO Certification?
UDO certification offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to be trained to provide UDO’s most popular workshops, to be licensed to use UDO PowerPoint presentations and workbooks, and to be marketed to UDO’s thousands of existing clients.
Why do it?
If you are passionate about sharing brain-based research with education and human services professionals but don’t have the time to take a course or develop your own brain-based workshop, then certification might be for you. Certification is a great investment in your future as a speaker, presenter and staff developer. UDO is known for its unique method of delivering cutting-edge workshops that leave participants highly satisfied and wanting more.
How Does It Work?
Certification consists of two parts or “modules.”
- MODULE 1: Creating Connections: A Transformational Approach to Brain-Based Presenting
In Creating Connections, UDO shares all the secrets of using neuroscience discoveries to present workshops in a compelling, highly memorable fashion. This module consists of 4 days of on-site training and individual study of assigned print and video materials.
- MODULE 2: 3-PAK Training Workshops
In each “3-PAK”, participants will learn the detailed content of 3 of our dynamic workshops. Participants will be trained to deliver the material included in our slide presentations as well as the workbooks that accompany them. This module consists of 4 days of on-site training and individual study of assigned print and video materials.
Assessing Your Skills
After completing modules 1 and 2, participants determine when they are ready to demonstrate their ability and officially become “certified.” Because it is essential that UDO offer and market only the highest quality presentations, participants must demonstrate both content knowledge and presentation ability to become certified. Participants will be required to present a segment of the workshops to demonstrate their presenting abilities. Content knowledge is assessed by oral and written exam.
Marketing, Advocacy and Updating
Once you’re certified, you’ll be offered a marketing partnership with UDO and will be licensed to use the slide presentations and workbooks for the 3-PAK workshops you’ve selected. The marketing partnership means UDO will market you for workshop bookings through our newsletters and website. We will advertise your services, collect feedback on your performances and advocate for you getting bigger and better opportunities as your skills develop.
What’s In this for UDO? Why is UDO offering the certification option?
There are several reasons:
- UDO is passionate about spreading scores of highly effective tools, strategies and practices that will “Help Adults Help Kids.” We believe strongly that the things we teach really do make a difference in the lives of children and the adults that work with them.
- UDO can’t keep up with the demand we currently have for our products, and we need more high-quality presenters to help us.
- A big part of UDO’s mission is to generate revenue for the children and families served by The Children’s Guild (www.childrensguild.org). The Certification Program helps us do just that.
Certification through UDO is a very unique opportunity. In fact, we don’t know of anything else like it. In order to keep the modules highly-individualized, UDO limits registration to keep the class sizes small. If you are interested in learning more about the Certification Program and how you can become a part of this special group, contact Frank Kros via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.