A Framework for Understanding Poverty

This is the registration page for trainer recertification. If you have never been certified in A Framework for Understanding Poverty, please register here.


June 22–24, 2020

Framework certified trainers, here is a bonus for you to consider: aha! Process is offering you a new option for recertification!

If you need to recertify in order to continue as a Framework for Understanding Poverty certified trainer, consider joining us.

How great is this!

  • You can move from certifying every two years to having a lifetime certification
  • Network with both new and seasoned certified trainers
  • Talk with consultants and authors during the three days
  • Receive new slides, talking points, and training tips

Cost for lifetime certified trainers: $395

Cost for two-year certified trainers: $595 (this will move you into lifetime certified trainer status)

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In order to meet the prerequisite, you must already possess a two-year or lifetime Framework trainer certification.

Trainers must recertify every two years by December 31st of the second full year following certification. This recertification can be a renewal of the 2-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 Dr. Ruby Payne’s three-day “A Framework for Understanding Poverty Trainer Certification.”

Once trained, I can return to our school district and provide the workshops, A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Research-Based Strategies. Additionally, I’ll gain unique perspectives from national consultants that will help us implement the work of Ruby Payne in our school and impact the lives of our students from poverty.

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

Airfare: $XYZ

Hotel: $XYZ (see “Accommodations” tab)

Lifetime certification: $1,299

Total: $XYZ

Once I am trained, I will be able to quickly assemble my presentation and begin to impact on our district. aha! Process has used Duffy Travel to negotiate a discounted rate at hotel (if I book early).

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Submitted with high hopes,


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