Getting Started with Developmental Designs ADVISORY Practices



Two Day Professional Development

Community and trust don't occur just because we all come to school and everyone is following the schedule. They are built deliberately, piece by piece, out of every encounter between one person and another. Unlike chance encounters in the hall, or conversations at lunch, or even teacher-led classroom discussions, advisory provides a place where encounters can be carefully orchestrated.

And, it's all in the structures. Learn the proven Developmental Designs advisory structures of the Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) and The Activity Plus (A+). These advisory meetings, when carefully implemented on a regular basis gives students an ongoing opportunity to build strong, trusting relationships with their peers and teachers.

Call 612.822.3422 or email School Services 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.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Jul 29-30, 2019 in Hayward, CA (see map)
Impact Academy of Arts & Tech
2 Day Workshop
Jul 31, 2019-Aug 1, 2019 in Hayward, CA (see map)
Impact Academy of Arts & Tech

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What to Expect

In this highly interactive learning opportunity, participants will:

  • experience both CPR and A+ structures and their components
  • learn about the frames of mind and skills that teachers need to successfully implement advisory
  • learn how to structure advisories to connect students to school, to each other, and to the adults at school
  • learn how to introduce and advance advisory activities appropriately to make students feel comfortable joining in
  • learn how to support the academic day with intentional advisory content
  • learn how to model and practice the life skills of respectful greeting, conversation, and cooperation

Materials that come with the workshop: The Advisory Book per participant

All Origins workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators.  You will be seated in a circle during presentations.

Workshop schedule

Most workshops begin at 8:00 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 14-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.