Educator Training

We Facilitate Entrepreneurship Education

RISE offers week-long trainings to give educators everything they need to facilitate a classroom environment that challenges students and nurtures an entrepreneurial mindset. RISE integrates program facilitators, entrepreneurs, and community builders to create an immersive experience embedded in best practices for entrepreneurship education.

We will create a vibrant and immersive experience for educators that models a day in the life of a RISE student. RISE supports entrepreneurship educators with a variety of tools and resources:

  • Training for facilitating an entrepreneurial classroom.
  • PD Certificate of Completion
  • Curriculum to serve as a guide for the RISE Model and Process.
  • Mentorship calls during the school year with the RISE team and entrepreneurship educators from across the state.
  • Connectivity platform for entrepreneurship educators to discuss classroom activities, student startup support, and resource sharing for best practices and continued student improvement.









PDP is a survey that examines how a participant works most effectively and reacts under stress. PDP allows participants to identify and dive deep into their behavioral traits, as well as how they communicate with others and prefer to be communicated with. The survey creates understanding around how much energy participants have and what areas of their lives drain available energy. This self-awareness allows both facilitators and students to play to their strengths in order to be expert leaders and communicators.

The PDP survey and RISE Training allows facilitators to understand each individual student’s behavioral traits, decision-making styles, energy capacity, and motivators. Facilitators are then able to create a more personalized, supportive, and effective learning environment tailored to each student.

You can learn more about the PDP Survey here



PDP Mentor Training

JANUARY 24, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

COST: $900*

By completing the RISE Mentor Training program on Wednesday, January 24th, facilitators will become PDP Mentor Certified and able to administer PDP readbacks to their own students. These readbacks encourage students to utilize their strengths more effectively both inside and outside of the classroom. Facilitators that are PDP Mentor Certified can administer PDPs with an additional charge of $20 per student.

PGP Points: RISE PDP Mentor Training counts towards 7 PGP points

*Please note that PDP survey pricing comes directly from PDP Global. Any PDP certifications last for life.

Two-Day PDP Certified Professional

JANUARY 24, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

JANUARY 25, 2024
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

COST: $2,250*

Day 1: PDP Mentor Training as noted above.

Day 2: Spend the day with the RISE professional team and undergo professional development, job models, team scans and learn how to use PDP for recruiting job candidates! 

PGP Points: Professional Training counts towards an additional 4 PGP points on top of 7 PGP points from the Mentor Training.

*Please note that PDP survey pricing comes directly from PDP Global. Any PDP certifications last for life.

AI Technology and Entrepreneurship

JANUARY 26, 2024
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

COST: $100
(Lunch Provided)

RISE Professional development training on AI tech and Entrepreneurship will feature 2 AI-themed workshop sessions, lunch, and will count towards 4 PGP points.

  • WORKSHOP ONE: AI Adoption in the Classroom

The RISE team will walk you through the current state of AI, its opportunities and challenges, as well as how to leverage this technology in the classroom.

  • WORKSHOP TWO: Personalize Learning with AI

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to use AI as a resource to adapt your lesson plans to each student and how to facilitate student interaction with AI.

PGP Points: 4 PGP points