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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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LIVE! Online Check & Connect Trainings

Check & Connect is excited to announce the launch of our new LIVE! Online Trainings. The Preparation and Implementation training is the first offering in our new suite of online offerings.

The LIVE! Online Preparation & Implementation Training is an interactive engaging training delivered in two parts (3-hours each). This 2-day online training will provide administrators and leadership teams with the Check & Connect framework and guides stakeholders through the planning steps for implementing with fidelity. This training is specifically designed for Check & Connect coordinators and site leaders. This training content is not designed for mentors. For additional information on Mentor training options, please see our Training & Consultation page for Mentor training opportunities.

Introducing C&C's new

LIVE! Online Preparation & Implementation Training

Cover of the Preparation & Implementation Guide

The LIVE! Online Preparation & Implementation Training is —

  • Interactive and engaging
  • Delivered over 2 days (3-hours each).
  • A thorough overview of C&C for administrators and leadership teams.

This option is ideally suited for sites —

  • Exploring this student engagement intervention.
  • Preparing to implement the program.
  • Currently implementing and seeking formal training.
  • Onboarding new team members.
  • Pursuing training for leaderhship teams of 10 or less.
  • Training for leadership teams unable to attend in-person.


1-2   $295 per participant
3+    $250 per participant (15% discount)


  1. Day

  2. Introduction

  3. The C&C Model

    History, Overview, Research, and Core Components

  4. Step 1:

    Determine Indicators of Student Disengagement

  5. Step 2:

    Identify Students at Risk of Disengagement or Dropping out

  6. Step 3:

    Select or Hire Mentors

  7. Step 4:

    Organize Existing Resources for Intervention

  8. Step 5:

    Process for Introducing C&C to Staff, Families & Students

  9. Day

  10. Step 6:

    Use "Check" Procedures and the Monitoring Form/C&C App

  11. Step 7:

    Implement "Connect" Interventions

  12. Step 8:

    Strengthen the Family-School Relationship

  13. Step 9:

    Monitor the Person-Environment Fit

  14. Step 10:

    Provide Mentor Support & Supervision

  15. Step 11:

    Evaluate Program Implementation

  16. Closing

    Next Steps for Implementation

Who Should Attend

Preparation & Implementation training is designed for education administrators and lead staff (decision-making stakeholders) interested in preparing for and implementing Check & Connect. Note that this training is not intended for Check & Connect mentors.

This LIVE! Online training option is ideally suited for sites —

On-site Preparation & Implementation training is also available. The cost for on-site training is determined based on number of participants. To request on-site training, please contact us at 1-866-434-0010 or by email at


The cost for LIVE! Online Preparation and Implementation Training is:

The following are included with this fee:


The training will be delivered through Zoom, an interactive online training platform.

Requirements for this training platform include:

Cancellation and Refund Policy


Register early as space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please register online using the link provided. We accept payments by credit card and purchase order. If paying by purchase order, see instructions below. Group registration is required for groups of 3+ to receive the 15% discount.

If paying by purchase order (PO):

Preparation & Implementaion Training Options

Location Cost per participant Materials provided to each participant Training
Who can register? Additional
Implementing with Fidelity manual Participant guide
LIVE! Online 1-2, $295
3+, $250
Implementing with Fidelity Manual Online Preparation and Implementation Participant Guide 6 hours over two days Open invitation (Maximum of 12 Participants) No travel costs
Open Enrollment at U of M* $325/$295
early bird
Implementing with Fidelity Manual Preparation and Implementation Participant Guide 6 hours in one day Open invitation Additional travel costs/airfare & hotel
Onsite Call for pricing Implementing with Fidelity Manual Preparation and Implementation Participant Guide 6 hours in one day Closed invitation (Discretion of the district/site) Additional implementation support included from a C&C national trainer includes planning call before training, 5 hours of technical assistance post training

*Open Enrollment training also hosted across the country and around the world.

Implementation Training Options

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