Getting Ahead While Getting Out

Additional reading and activities may be assigned before and during this training. The work outside of the online training will take no more than 2 hours.

NEW! Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training is now the prerequisite for the Getting Ahead While Getting Out and Getting Ahead in the Workplace certified facilitator trainings. Click the “update” tab for more information.

The purpose of the Getting Ahead while Getting Out Reentry Model is to provide citizens returning from incarceration and their families a comprehensive, community- and relationship-based approach to reentry that begins in pre-release and follows through with long-term support.

The goal is to engage incarcerated individuals, their families, volunteers, community organizations, and people in corrections as problem solvers who work shoulder to shoulder to create communities where everyone can live well.

Become a Getting Ahead while Getting Out certified facilitator and help under-resourced individuals returning from incarceration to:

  • Stabilize and take charge of their lives
  • Complete a self-assessment of their own resources and make plans to build them
  • Develop a series of mental models to examine their own lives and create new future stories
  • Investigate the impact that poverty has had on themselves and their community
  • Use this information to build resources for a better life and community

Facilitator training includes the following topics: philosophy, theory, motivation and incentives, long-term support, mental models, content, process, and practice sessions. Additionally, you will receive:

  • Overview of Getting Ahead while Getting Out PowerPoint slides
  • Personalized follow-up coaching
  • Preparation to facilitate Getting Ahead while Getting Out groups
  • Getting Ahead while Getting Out Workbook and accompanying User’s Guide (the set)

These courses use VoIP technology and require a headset.  If you need a headset, we will provide you with a link after registration where you may purchase a set that we offer from our online store.

This training is also offered in-person. For more information, visit our events listing page.

If it has been longer than one year since you have participated in a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop or listened to the audio workshop, then you will need to either attend the workshop again or listen to the audio workshop to be fully prepared for the Getting Ahead while Getting Out Certified Facilitator Training.

Please note that, if you are registering within five business days of this event, you will be charged for expedited shipping of the training materials. Please contact Gail Gibson at ggibson@ahaprocess.com or (281) 502-3006) to provide payment information for the expedited shipping.

View our cancellation policy.

Trainers must recertify every two years by December 31st of the second full year following certification. Recertification may be done online or as an on-site workshop (only with sufficient demand).

1) 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 in CD form. Use the discount code BRIDGESTRAINER at checkout to receive 50% OFF the Bridges Audio Workshop Kit.

2) Attendees must also have taken an online or in-person Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World Certified Facilitator Training. For available training options, please visit our events listing page.

Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World will join Getting Ahead While Getting Out and Getting Ahead in the Workplace as a certified facilitator training.

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training will serve as the foundational work for:

  • Getting Ahead While Getting Out certified facilitator training
  • Getting Ahead in the Workplace certified facilitator training

Individuals seeking certification to facilitate the Getting Ahead While Getting Out classes will register for and participate in:

  • An online or in-person Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training.
  • An additional three-hour training by the authors of the curriculum (additional fee will apply).

Individuals who wish to be certified to facilitate the Getting Ahead in the Workplace class will register for and participate in:

  • An online or in-person Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World certified facilitator training.
  • An additional one-hour training by the author of the curriculum (additional fee will apply).

To learn more about the distinguishing characteristics of Getting Ahead and the Getting Ahead series of books, please click on this link.

 

Register to Attend