Employment, Job Related

Character Training Institute Inc

  • Edmond, OK
  • http://www.charactertraininginstitute.com

Mission Statement

Character First is a leadership development program that helps people see the value of good character…so they can build better workplaces and communities.

Main Programs

  1. Prison Curriculum Development
  2. "Character for Life" Teaching Manual
  3. Teacher Summer Institute
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Character First staff based in Edmond serve clients in United States and Canada. Certified representatives and partner organizations provide training and support in 25 other countries.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Tom Hill

Keywords

Self-reported

character-based leadership training; workplace ethics; morals and values

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Also Known As

Character First Publishers, LLC

EIN

73-1572941

Physical Address

13424 Princeton Lane

Edmond, 73013

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management & Technical Assistance (J02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Character First training programs challenge leaders to model good character
and helps leaders integrate character-based standards into job
descriptions, reward structures, and management practices.
The Character First resources describe good character and talk about the attitudes a
person needs in order to improve relationships and make ethical
choices. The character vocabulary helps colleagues challenge and
applaud one another for good character.
 
As people care about integrity and relationships, an organization
will improve customer service, retain good people, strengthen teamwork,
and build goodwill in the community.
 
But the greatest benefits of a
character emphasis come when a person forgives instead of sabotaging
coworkers, takes responsibility instead of neglecting family members,
or tells the truth instead of betraying a customer’s trust.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Prison Curriculum Development

With assistance from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, we are developing curriculum to help inmates value integrity and rebuild their lives. The Character First! Prison Curriculum is currently used in several state prisons, county detention centers, and half-way houses. Graduates claim learning these character qualities changed their outlook on life and gave them new ways to handle pressure, relationships, and life inside and outside prison.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Budget

$17,000.00

Program 2

"Character for Life" Teaching Manual

Numerous schools, businesses, and community organizations outside the United States have requested Character First! materials in their language and culture. To meet this demand, we want to develop a book called "Character for Life" that presents each character quality with memorable illustrations and practical applications to school, home, work, and all of life.

This comprehensive, cost-effective resource will be easy to translate, print, and distribute in foreign countries—meeting a huge need to build integrity in everyday life.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$56,000.00

Program 3

Teacher Summer Institute

There is currently no official course used in Oklahoma colleges to prepare future teachers to implement character education in their classrooms. So we're co-sponsoring an annual Summer Institute for Teacher Candidates where outstanding teacher candidates can receive training and resources to use in their future classrooms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$16,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Character First staff based in Edmond serve clients in United States and Canada. Certified representatives and partner organizations provide training and support in 25 other countries.

Funding Needs

We particularly need funds for the programs listed: Prison Curriculum Development "Character for Life" Teaching Manual Teacher Summer Institute Additional funds are needed for capital improvements: $6,000 for new computer equipment for the Publications Department to develop new materials, videos, and helpful resources

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CHARACTER TRAINING INSTITUTE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Character Training Institute Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Tom Hill

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tom Hill

Kimray, Inc.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?