Calendar of Events

Character.org Events

Oct. 20-21, 2017 | Crystal Gateway Marriott | Arlington, VA
The 2017 National Forum on Character Education
The National Forum on Character Education is the largest conference bringing together practitioners and experts to share best practices on developing character in young people. This year’s theme is “Character: The Missing Peace.” Learn more >>

Sept. 13, 2017 | Sheridan School | Washington, DC | 2:00 PM EDT
National School of Character Showcase at Sheridan School
Join this live tour at a School of Character. Every year, the number of National Schools of Character grows (now over 500), and this Showcase will highlight Sheridan School which has implemented the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education and experienced significant impact. During the Facebook live broadcast, Sheridan will share their story of community impact to inspire others to invest in the Schools of Character process. Price: free Register now >>

Sep 21, 2017 | Eisenhower High School | Lawton, OK | 3:45 PM CDT
National School of Character Showcase at Eisenhower High School 
5202 West Gore Boulevard, Lawton, OK 73505
Join this live tour at a School of Character. Every year, the number of National Schools of Character grows (now over 500), and this Showcase will highlight Eisenhower High School which has implemented the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education and experienced significant impact. During the Facebook live broadcast, Eisenhower will share their story of community impact to inspire others to invest in the Schools of Character process. Price: free Register now >> 

Sept. 28, 2017 | Cameron University | 9am-5pm CDT
11 Principles Overview at Cameron University
Attend this 11 Principles overview for a bird’s eye view into what a School of Character looks like and why teaching character is so essential.

The 11 Principles of Effective Character Education offers a comprehensive road map to build a culture of character in your school. We look at everything that happens in a school through the lens of character.

Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education is designed to support:

  • positive school culture and climate (building relationships, caring learning communities)
  • social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • character development skills (civic, ethical, intellectual, and performance values)
  • academic achievement (student engagement, service learning)
  • multiple school improvement processes (MTTS, PBIS, RTI)
  • classroom management through application of core values and restorative practices

This session can help you develop a deeper understanding of these principles and learn how to implement them in your school. Price: $250 Register now >>

Important Location Details
This event will include 2 parts at different locations: a visit to a National School of Character in the morning and training at Cameron University in the afternoon. The visit at Eisenhower High School will be from 9-11am and the training at Cameron will be from 1-5pm. 


Related Events

November 2-4, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
43rd Annual Association for Moral Education Conference
Dr. Frans de Waal, known for his work on behavior and social intelligence of primates will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Wolfgang Althof, the CCC Co-Director, and Dr. Stephen Sherblom (Associate Professor, Lindenwood University) are conference chairs. The theme will be “Evolving Ethics: Moral Education and the Struggle for Democracy.” Hotel reservations at The Chase Park Plaza (conference site) can be made now. Registration and proposal submissions will open in February. See more at the conference website.