Pioneer Purpose

SEL Certified Training for Educational Leaders, Staff, Teachers, and Adults

Pioneer Purpose: Adult SEL Certification Training Program

Purpose Prep’s Professional Development (PD) series prepares educators to integrate social-emotional learning in their classrooms through engaging social emotional learning (SEL) instruction. All staff—teachers, counselors, social workers, behavior interventionists, psychologists, and school and district leadership—can benefit from our Professional Development Programs. This drives the implementation, adoption, delivery, and impact of your SEL program.

By completing Pioneer Purpose, a dynamic and one-of-a-kind SEL certification program, you will become a Purpose Coach Facilitator and Master SEL Trainer. This program is packed with engaging instruction that will help you deepen your relationships, personal peace, business, family, mental and emotional health. Most importantly, it will help you engage others in cultivating their purpose.

Covering ~20 hours of content in total, the 12-course program is broken into three levels with four courses each. Each level covers in depth, differentiated, and unique content areas, supporting adults in their personal and professional SEL development wih engaging instructional videos, assessments and activities, and empowering supplemental resources.

Each course contains four instructional videos ranging between 12-20 minutes long and a dynamic set of 10 engaging questions to help you practice facilitating meaningful social emotional learning conversations with yourself and others. There are also Call To Purpose assignments that encourage you to apply the learnings to your life.

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Pioneer Purpose: Content Outline

Purpose Prep’s SEL, mental health and whole human Professional Development for adults and educators may be funded under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title II – Supporting Effective Instruction through Recruiting, Preparing, and Training Educators.

Under Title II, schools may receive SEL funding that supports the preparation, training, and recruitment of educators at all levels of the school system. For more detailed funding information, please reach out to us with questions and/or request our Purpose Prep Funding Guide document!

LEVEL 1: SELect

Discover why personal growth is crucial to enhancing your life skills and purpose, how to develop and build your life strategy and how to enhance your personal gifts, talents, and passions towards your calling, all while developing healthy self-esteem.

  • Course 1: PERSONAL GROWTH
  • Course 2: LIFE STRATEGY
  • Course 3: CALLING
  • Course 4: SELF-ESTEEM

LEVEL 2: Advanced

Develop complete health in the core areas of life; embrace healthy relationships, habits, and principles; make life meaningful by living from your deepest values and clear personal vision; and understand how life experience makes our story complete.

  • Course 5: COMPLETE HEALTH
  • Course 6: CONNECTION
  • Course 7: MEANING
  • Course 8: EXPERIENCE

LEVEL 3: Premier

Harness the power of our thoughts, words and silence, deepen your self-understanding and overcome competing commitments, embrace helping others as the mission of our lives, and unlock transformation by embracing mystery and thinking differently.

  • Course 9: THOUGHTS, WORDS & SILENCE
  • Course 10: IDENTITY
  • Course 11: CONTRIBUTION
  • Course 12: TRANSFORMATION

Content Standard Alignment: CASEL Core SEL Competencies

The program is developed to enhance and assess your individual development and content expertise of the core SEL competencies integrated by CASELself-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, as well as the five sub-competencies of each.

Supplemental Course Learning Materials Include: 

  • 48 Dynamic Instructional Coaching Videos
  • 12 PDF Study Guides
  • 12 Curriculum Action Checklists
  • Completion Purpose Coach Certification
  • Suggested Content for Each Course: Podcasts & Other Resources
  • 24 Recommended Readings
  • Digitalized FAQ
  • Call To Purpose Study Guides

Professional Development Funding Options

Purpose Prep’s SEL, mental health and whole human Professional Development for adults and educators may be funded under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title II – Supporting Effective Instruction through Recruiting, Preparing, and Training Educators.

Under Title II, schools may receive SEL funding that supports the preparation, training, and recruitment of educators at all levels of the school system. For more detailed funding information, please reach out to us with questions and/or request our Purpose Prep Funding Guide document!

Ready to Find Your Purpose?

A school or an adult can purchase the full program (Levels 1-3, containing all 12 courses) for a discount. Or, you can purchase each Level 1-3 separately or on a course-by-course basis to begin your SEL certification journey one step at a time.

As your progress through the Pioneer Purpose Program, you will become better prepared and trained to facilitate meaningful conversations in your classrooms and life, build stronger and more connected relationships, ask better questions, understand yourself and others more deeply, and serve as a “Pioneer” for helping others in their own SEL journeys.

Discover Purpose Prep’s Additional SEL Curriculum

Purpose Prep offers hundreds of hours of additional instructional curriculum for social emotional learning. Please view our other offerings below and contact us with any questions.

  • Elementary SEL Curriculum: Purpose Pathways PreK-2 and Grades 3-5 SEL program, K-5 New York Alignments, K-5 Florida Youth Mental Health Courses, and other K-5 state-specific mandates
  • Middle School Grades 6-8 SEL Curriculum: View Purpose Prep’s 1,000+ hours of core SEL instruction, focusing on advanced emotions
  • High School Grades 9-12 SEL Curriculum: View Purpose Prep’s 1,000+ hours of core SEL instruction, focusing on complex emotions
  • Intervention on Purpose Library: 235 hours of targeted mini-courses for intervention and prevention instruction perfect for In-School Suspension (ISS), Out-of-School Suspension (OSS), and Alternative Education. Our 63+ topical interventions include Suicide Prevention & Education, Substance Abuse, Vaping & JUULing, and Restorative Practices, and more.
  • Staying Safe K-12: Grade-level courses aligned to SEL competencies and contains instruction on the five Erin’s Law Safety Rules and five Protection Concepts
  • Youth Mental Health: Hundreds of lessons in our CASEL and state-aligned mental health curriculum for grades K-12
  • Professional Development: 45+ Professional Development trainings from program design and launch, to staff and student support, and program optimization
  • Pioneer Purpose: Adult SEL Certification Training Program for educational leaders, staff, teachers, and adults
  • Coming Fall 2020, three new courses: Climate & Culture Transformation, Restorative Practices & Principles, and Parenting on Purpose