Bridges Out of Poverty

Trainer Certification Event

February 24–26, 2020

The certified training is being held in the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203.

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations. The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges Concepts (Day Two) workshop. Comprehensive research and training materials are provided.

Need help meeting your prerequisite? Use the discount code BRIDGESTRAINER to receive 50% OFF the Bridges Audio Workshop Kit. See “Prerequisites” tab above for more details.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the Bridges strategies and processes
  • Develop effective poverty reduction strategies for your organization and community
  • Network with and learn from others passionate about ending poverty
  • Become an agent of change for your organization or community
  • Tailor the Bridges strategies to your organization’s needs

As a Certified Trainer, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Monthly trainer tips
  • Ongoing updates
  • Newsletters
  • Online support
  • Free shipping
  • $1.50 per book discount with the purchase of 50 or more books of the same title

Additionally, As a Lifetime Trainer Certificate holder, you will:

  • Receive one yearly online recertification session for free! Updated training materials are provided when you participate in a 3-hour recertification.

View our event cancellation policy.


TO: Nashville certified training attendees

FROM: Lynn Jackson, aha! Process

RE: Housing in Nashville

***Dates of training are Monday, February 24 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The certified training is being held in the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203.

There is no room block of reserved rooms. If you would like to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, please contact the hotel directly at (615) 369-5900. Let the hotel staff know you will be attending the certified training.

There are a number of other hotels in the area that you can contact for reservations.

Additional trainings being offered February 27, 2020

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World certified facilitator training

The R Rules facilitator training

Boys in Crisis workshop


Participants must have attended a Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities workshop.

Unable to attend these workshops? Fulfill the prerequisite by listening to the Bridges Audio Workshop, an audio recording of the workshop delivered to you. Use the discount code BRIDGESTRAINER at checkout to receive 50% OFF the Bridges Audio Workshop Kit.

Trainers must recertify every two years by December 31st of the second full year following certification. This recertification can be a renewal of the two-year Trainer Certification or an upgrade to a Lifetime Trainer Certificate.

Recertification may be done online or as an on-site workshop (only with sufficient demand).

Need help justifying your trip? Use this letter as a template!

Dear XYZ,

I would like your approval to attend the three-day Bridges Out of Poverty certification training.

Training dates and location:

The certification training will provide me an opportunity to connect with more than 100 individuals from different states, cities, and sectors wanting to deepen their understanding of Bridges Out of Poverty. The three days are dedicated to providing me the tools necessary to return to our agency/partners and immediately provide the workshop, which will help us to continue to work at building our Bridges initiative.

I’ve broken down the approximate costs of my attendance:

Airfare:                                                            $XYZ
Hotel:                                                               $XYZ (see “Accommodations” tab)
Lifetime certification:                                   $1,299
Total:                                                  $xxx 

Thank you for your consideration of this request. aha! Process has used Duffy Travel to negotiate a discounted rate at the hotel if I book early.

Submitted with high hopes,


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