Professional Development

The Respect for All Project

The Respect for All Project

GroundSpark's Respect For All Project facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators and service providers.

GroundSpark’s professional development workshops draw on the power of our Respect For All Project films to support educators, youth and human service providers, and other community leaders in addressing some of the most pressing educational and social issues of our times.

These issues include:

Since 2003, we have trained more than 15,000 people from schools, school districts, health service organizations, after school programs, universities, and community initiatives throughout the country. Our workshops are engaging, participatory, and designed to bridge the divide between knowledge and action.

Each training is customized to fit the specific needs of the school, district, organization, conference, and/or community we are working with. To design the best session for your needs, we have a thorough intake and collaboration process.

Sample session elements include:

If desired, our trainings can be designed to support existing school- and community-based anti-bullying efforts, violence prevention projects, safe schools programs, cultural competence initiatives, and/or implementation of California’s 2011 FAIR Education Act (SB 48).

Our President and Senior Producer, Debra Chasnoff, who is also the director of our award-winning Respect For All Project documentaries, is also frequently a featured speaker for keynotes, conference presentations, film screenings, and other engagements. Learn more here.

For more information or to schedule a workshop or presentation in your area, please email us and tell us a little bit about what you are looking for.

We look forward to hearing from you!