Safe & Civil Schools offers a full range of consulting and professional development services that bring over three decades of research into today’s classrooms using the focused content of the Safe & Civil Schools series. Read below to learn more about what we offer and why Safe & Civil Schools should deliver your professional development.


Safe & Civil Schools offers distinctive staff development and training services. What distinguishes us from others in the field?


Safe & Civil Schools professional development targets three core focus areas: an entire school (or district), a classroom, and individual students who display challenging behaviors. Instead of painting your school with a one-size-fits-all brush, we customize a plan to your specific needs, whether districtwide, schoolwide, in the classroom, or for individual students.

Individual Student Response to Intervention (Interventions)

The most challenging students present an array of disruptive behavior — from resistance to defiance — that cuts into the learning time of others. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our associates will train your staff to analyze the motivations behind these acting-out behaviors and offer straightforward strategies for replacing them with responsible and respectful behaviors.

Classroom Management (CHAMPS)

Our classroom management staff development helps teachers design (or fine tune) behavioral plans that fit their personal styles and the needs of their students. Your teachers will learn how to teach students to behave responsibly and how to instill a desire in their students to be productive and positive contributors. Built on respect for the dignity and worth of every child, our strategies are effective because they are data-driven and grounded in the most current research.

District/Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (Foundations)

Our district and schoolwide professional development draws schools and districts together to make meaningful improvements in climate, safety, and connectedness. By helping staff adopt a common vocabulary and approach, use data-driven decision making, supervise common areas, and so forth, our associates weave various strands of behavior management into a cohesive whole without taking away teachers most essential assets for effectiveness—their individuality and personal touch.


Through world-class workshops, inservice trainings, keynotes, and coaching, our associates have helped transform school districts nationwide. They have the experience and expertise to bring lasting positive change to your school. Take a look at which training format may best meet your needs.


These are comprehensive, multiyear training sequences that involve a series of training days stretched over one to three years. In addition to training days, our associates spend several days on site conducting walkthroughs and observations. Foundations, CHAMPs, and Interventionsare topics that lend themselves to this model. Educators across the country are currently implementing Safe & Civil Schools projects in urban, suburban, and rural districts.


These come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We can build a workshop on any topic relating to behavior management. For instance, choose a one- to multiple day inservice, a summertime training, or a half-day training for early-release days… or, build your own!

Training by role

Safe & Civil Schools offers professional development for all school staff—administrators, teachers, and support staff.In addition, professional development from Safe & Civil Schools will help you establish behavior management policies on all levels—for your district or school, for your classroom, or for individual students who display challenging behaviors.


Discover how Safe & Civil Schools staff trainings and services can help you improve school culture and climate.


Safe & Civil Schools offers a variety of training for classroom teachers, from all-district CHAMPs inservice to workshops and seminars on a variety of topics for teachers.


We offer a number of trainings designed for school psychologists and counselors — anyone, in fact, who works with staff and students to improve behavior and increase motivation.

Support Staff

We offer training for paraprofessionals, cafeteria staff, and bus operators who are vital to creating a positive, proactive climate in your school.