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HOPE Champion Certification

Implement HOPE in organizations

You are eligible for the advanced HOPE Champion Certification program once you are certified as a Facilitator. By becoming a Champion, you will be able to increase an organization’s and network’s capacity to implement the HOPE framework sustainably and systematically. You will be the on-the-ground HOPE expert leading implementation projects and ensuring the HOPE framework results in actionable change in an organization.

What you will learn

At the end of the Champion Certification program, you will be certified to provide the following types of HOPEful Technical Assistance:

  • Revising Intakes and assessments to include screening for Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), adding in/framing questions about strengths, and ensuring the form asks questions about personal identities in a respectful way;
  • Reviewing policies using the HOPE-Informed Checklist for Decision Making to help craft policies that promote access to the Four Building Blocks and focus on strengths;
  • Using HOPE for equity advancement to promote equitable access to the Four Building Blocks;
  • Creating an internal culture of HOPE at the organizational level;
  • Analyzing referral processes including helping an organization determine how their community defines the Four Building Blocks so they can offer culturally relevant resources and referrals;
  • Reviewing internal and external communication to ensure the language included on public facing materials focuses on the positive and PCEs.

Hear from HOPE Champions

[As a HOPE Champion] I have incorporated HOPE across my 15 programs in 36 counties in my state. I advocated for TDOH [Tennessee Department of Health] Office of Strategic Initiatives to use HOPE in their PCEs [positive childhood experiences] messaging and both state reps plan to get trained as HOPE Facilitators. We [Centerstone] have been working to promote PCEs [positive childhood experiences] with a multigenerational approach for many years, but HOPE is being used to create the common language across all levels and in the community so that we can progress more quickly.

April Scott
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It [HOPE Champion Certification program] is the most powerful personal and professional enrichment/learning activity I have done in a long time.
Rumyana Kudeva
Spokane Regional Health District - Spokane, WA
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We [Great Start Collaborative Oakland] are implementing HOPE at an organizational level with one of our local early childhood system stakeholders. It is a process in which we are combining HOPE with other tools and frameworks that aim to increase staff’s strengths and support them where discouragement and frustration have set in, providing a space where they can recognize and implement HOPE’s four building blocks in their daily work.
Flavia Maccio
Great Start Collaborative Oakland
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Learning to incorporate HOPE with other existing frameworks like Strengthening Families [was the most helpful aspect of the Champion training]. We [Bayou Lotus Corporation] have become a certified HOPE organization and are integrating HOPE throughout our organization.

Danell Spillman
Bayou Lotus Corporation

Are you ready to become a Champion?

To be eligible for the Champion Certification program, you must have:

The Champion program requires approximately 10-12 hours over 4-6 weeks. The program consists of three sessions each about two weeks apart. The first session will be approximately 3 hours long and will use practical case studies to review the types of HOPEful technical assistance that individuals will be able to provide through the certification program. Participants will be assigned homework in between sessions. The following two sessions will each be 2 hours long and offer reflection and group sharing about the homework assignments. After participants complete the formal training, they will be required to co-facilitate a HOPE training with a member from the National Resource Center. Upon successful completion of all components (session attendance, homework assignments, co-facilitation), participants will be certified HOPE Champions.

The Champion program costs $2,000 per person. Certification also comes with the option of being listed on our website as a Champion for organization looking for local trainers.

One scholarship per Champion cohort will be reserved, please reach out to us for more details.

The Champion Certification does not require a recertification. As Champions, you will still need to recertify your Facilitator Certification each year to maintain your certification and have access to ongoing support, resources, and Office Hours. This involves reviewing new material that has been added in the past 12 months, tracking your Introduction to HOPE workshops on a shared drive, submitting evaluations, and submitting a $150 recertification fee.

Register for the next cohort

Each Champion cohort will consist of 6-12 individuals who will complete three interactive, hands-on sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks.

Cohort 6

Session 1: November 9, 1:00 – 4:00 ET
Session 2: November 28, 1:00 – 3:00 ET
Session 3: December 12, 2:00 – 4:00 ET

Register for Cohort 6


If the times above do not work for your schedule, sign up to be notified when we open new cohorts.

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