• 11/9 - Chicago, IL (GOT)
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Regional G.R.E.A.T. Officer In-Service Training (GOI)

G.R.E.A.T. Officer In-Service is an advanced training for G.R.E.A.T. instructors who have taught G.R.E.A.T. for at least one year. The goal of the training is to provide an interactive and self-directed forum where instructors will learn:

  • How to more effectively implement, facilitate, and sustain the G.R.E.A.T. Program.
  • New ways to ethically respond to common situations involving school staff, parents, and students using effective communication, interaction, and coping skills.

In addition to networking opportunities with fellow regional G.R.E.A.T. instructors, the training covers topics such as:

  • Addressing participants’ issues that have arisen while instructing G.R.E.A.T.
  • Funding, publicizing, and implementing G.R.E.A.T.
  • Effective strategies for classroom management.
  • Dealing with gang issues in the school community.
  • How to empathize and intervene with students who have special needs.
  • How to stop bullying and delinquent behaviors.
  • Student safety as related to today’s technology.
  • Updates to the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

Tuition is free, and lodging will be provided for those commuting more than 50 miles. Participants can only attend the training that is offered in their region. Participants will be responsible for their travel, meals, and miscellaneous expenses.


Classes are limited to 40 participants per region so students can actively engage in self-directed learning processes while interacting with facilitators and other G.R.E.A.T. instructors. Additional regional G.R.E.A.T. Officer In-Service Training classes will be conducted. Please periodically check the schedule for updates.


Day One 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.)

Day Two 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Day Three 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For upcoming GOI Training dates, see Training Schedules.

To apply, see the applications page.

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