Certification Program

The Transformation Education Institute‘s (formerly the Upside Down Organization) Certification Program was introduced in 2010 for individuals and organizations interested in presenting stimulating, high-quality professional development experiences featuring brain research. After several years of fielding requests about replicating our workshops, the Institute was ready to partner with interested individuals to expand the delivery of its brain-based workshops nationwide and responded with the creation of the Certification Program.

What is Transformation Education Institute Certification?

Certification offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to be trained to provide the Institute’s most popular workshops, to be licensed to use our PowerPoint presentations and workbooks, and to be marketed to our existing clients.

Why do it?

If you are passionate about sharing brain-based research with education and human services professionals but don’t have the time to take a course or develop your own brain-based workshop, then certification might be for you. Certification is a great investment in your future as a speaker, presenter and staff developer. The Institute is known for its unique method of delivering cutting-edge workshops that leave participants highly satisfied and wanting more.

How Does It Work?

Certification consists of two parts or “modules.”

  • MODULE 1: Creating Connections: A Transformational Approach to Brain-Based Presenting
    In Creating Connections, the Institute shares all the secrets of using neuroscience discoveries to present workshops in a compelling, highly memorable fashion. This module consists of several days of on-site training and individual study of assigned print and video materials.
  • MODULE 2: 3-PAK Training Workshops
    In each “3-PAK”, participants will learn the detailed content of several of our dynamic workshops. Participants will be trained to deliver the material included in our slide presentations as well as the workbooks that accompany them. This module consists of 2 or 3 days of on-site training and individual study of assigned print and video materials.

Marketing, Advocacy and Updating

Once you’re certified, you’ll be offered a partnership with the Institute and will be licensed to use the slide presentations and workbooks for the workshops you’ve selected. The marketing partnership means we will market you for workshop bookings through our newsletters and website. We will advertise your services, collect feedback on your performances and advocate for you getting bigger and better opportunities as your skills develop.

Certification through the Transformation Education Institute is a very unique opportunity. In fact, we don’t know of anything else like it. In order to keep the modules highly-individualized, we limit registration to keep the class sizes small. If you are interested in learning more about the Certification Program and how you can become a part of this special group, please contact us.