Most-requested professional development training topics include:
QPR Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Training for Public Library Staff and Educators
Understanding Anxiety: How to Better Support the Anxious Student
Train the Trainer: Facilitating Adolescent Groups
Custom Trainings: Based on your needs, Jon provides customized training(s), matching his expertise with your professional development goals.
Professional development should be about more than simply 'checking the boxes.' Jon's
inspired trainings are dynamic and fun, while providing participants with the tools they require to fuel
personal empowerment and
Client groups differ based on professional
needs and experience, and trainings are customized to meet the goals of your specific
team. Generally, trainings take place with teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, town/city employees, youth
community groups, faith-based groups,
and/or local nonprofits. Jon travels to consult on-site at your location. For long-distance clients, on-site travel and/or remote collaboration can be arranged. Click here
to see a list of past clients, or contact Jon to speak further about how to meet your specific professional development goals.
Based on your organization/group's size
and goals, trainings may include: interactive activities, multimedia presentations, expert
guest speakers, role-playing simulations,
and/or small group discussions. All trainings
are facilitated by Jon with an emphasis on delivering a high-energy, high-impact, and
humor-infused experience for all participants.
In every engagement, Jon provides ample opportunities for Q&A, distributes relevant
take-home resources, delivers an end-of-training recap with key 'take-aways' and
actionable next steps, and administers
feedback evaluations to gather essential participant insights.
Trainings are typically 2 - 6 hours, and vary by topic area/client needs. Clients who wish to deliver a more encompassing participant experience may choose to: (1) Bundle together several trainings to form a sequential package delivered over the course of a several weeks
or a year; or (2) Break longer trainings into
short sections, for example: instead of one 6-hr
training, offering two separate 3-hr trainings.
All logistics - including format, fees, etc. - are determined on a per-client basis. Timing is flexible to accommodate daytime and/or evening hours. For pro-bono or other 'nontraditional' clients, please contact Jon; such requests are managed on a case-by-case basis.