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National Character Development Seminar coming to Tulare County

Character Development Seminar Training

California educators and administrators interested in receiving training in the highly effective CHARACTER COUNTS! (CC!) program should plan to attend the national Character Development Seminar (CDS) being held in Visalia February 24-26. In addition to learning the foundations of the CC! program, attendees will learn firsthand the implementation strategies of the Tulare County CHARACTER COUNTS! program - the nation's longest ongoing CC! effort. The Tulare County CC! team will chronicle its 20-year journey in building community partnerships, integrating the CC! curriculum and measuring its effectiveness on students in schools and the community. Tulare County continually promotes the program's value in enhancing school climate and safety, and student motivation and interaction. Participants will gain key implementation strategies to create safe and positive school climates of their own.

"This seminar is a rare opportunity for educators to be trained in the CHARACTER COUNTS! program by some of the nation's best practitioners," says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. "The training is a fantastic mix of ethics education instruction and practical application."

Seminar Details

February 24-26, 2014
Visalia, CA

Register online at
Webpage contains details on location and lodging.

View a flyer about the CDS Training.

For more information, contact Kelley Petty, Tulare County CHARACTER COUNTS! Coordinator, at (559) 740-4303 or by e-mail at