Getting the Most from Your Advisory: pre-requisite 28 hour Developmental Designs workshop


One Day Professional Development

  • Build a resilient community with purposeful well-planned advisories
  • Support your academic day with intentional advisory content
  • Guide students to lead advisory

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

Price: $219/person

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One Day Professional Development

The Developmental Designs advisory structures of Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) and The Activity Plus (A+), when consistently implemented, gives students an ongoing opportunity to shape strong, trusting relationships with their peers and teachers. They are nurtured deliberately, piece by piece, out of every encounter between one person and another.

Reexamine and refresh your advisory, providing a place where interactions are purposefully designed through well-planned advisories to build and support an engaged resilient community.


  1. Expanded advisory structures to connect students to yourself, peers and school staff
  2. Steps to scaffold advisory activities appropriately to ensure safety and success
  3. Supporting your academic day with intentional advisory content
  4. Strategies to refresh greetings, games, and activities to fully engage learners
  5. Guide students to model and practice the life skills of conversation and cooperation through student-led advisory

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

Call: 612.822.3422 or Email: with questions or to schedule for your school.

Note: The Origins Program reserves the right to cancel workshops and is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.


Get ready for an interactive day of learning!

Just like in the classroom, you will gather in a circle for an advisory meeting. You will  talk, share, and problem-solve with other middle-level educators. Tap into real situations from your own experiences. Bring challenges you are facing with individual students or your whole class. The facilitator will lead you through exercises to help you enrich your advisory.

Workshop schedule

Most workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a 7-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire workshop.


After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information and the schedule for the workshop.

It was great to come back together to refocus on previous concepts after having tried them ourselves. ~Developmental Designs trained educator

Practical ideas and school specific problems were discussed during the training with everyone present. ~Developmental Designs trained educator

Advisory builds relationships, responsibility and respect! ~Developmental Designs trained educator