Get certified to lead SEL workshops with teens!

Getting Certified to Lead

Leadership is an essential aspect of personal and professional growth. Whether you are looking to advance in your current career, make a transition into a new role, or simply improve your leadership skills, getting certified as a leader can be a valuable investment in your future.

In just 6 easy steps, you’ll learn how to lead young people to create their world through art, grow in confidence, identify and achieve goals, and gain self-awareness.

—Change your teen community’s mindset for the better.
—Drive consistency in social-emotional programming.
—Lead with ease.

Quickly establish a successful program that meets the needs of a wide spectrum of young people.

Asynchronous online course

Love yourself and treat yourself to a dream career!

When you were a teen, was there one special teacher, coach, or parent who believed in you — who really listened and tried to understand you? 

(Or do you wish you’d had some real support, but never found it?)

The youth of today depend on trustworthy leaders like you who want to create a positive impact. Leaders who… 

  • Encourage art as a healthy form of expression
  • Inspire young minds to gain confidence and courage
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness

Course curriculum

Module One:
Why Dream Up Now, Now?

Module 1.1 – How Dream Up Now Works
Module 1.2 – The Power of Making Art to Express Emotions
Module 1.3 – Do Teens Really Want to Attend an Arts-based, Social-Emotional Workshop?
Module 1.4 Implement and Share

Module Two:
Organizing a One-day Pop-up Camp

Module 2.1 – How to Organize a Standalone Workshop
Module 2.2 – How to Organize A Three-Hour Pop-Up Camp
Module 2.3 – The Big Idea
Module 2.4 – Implement and Share

Module Three:
The Workshop Ingredient That Changes Lives

Module 3.1 – What is Circle Time
Module 3.2 – Circle Time Guide: The Mindset Shift
Module 3.3 – Your Feedback Sets the Tone
The EMOTE Feedback Method
Module 3.4 – Implement and Share

Module Four:
Organizing a Customized Six-Week Workshop

Module 4.1 – Make a Plan For Success
Module 4.2 – Key Observations for Leaders
Module 4.3 – Tell Your Own Artist Story
Module 4.4 Implement and Share

Module Five:
How to Move from Darkness into Light

Module 5.1 – We Are What We Repeatedly Do — For Better Or Worse
Module 5.2 – Self-Care
Module 5.3 – Create a Customized Self-Care Pentagon
Module 5.3 – The Self-Care Pentagon
Module 5.4 – Implement and Share

Module Six:
Master Your Workshop for Ongoing Service and Greatness

Module 6.1 – Getting Started and Building Community
Module 6.2 – An Overview of All the Emotions Sets, Bonus Pages and Resources
Module 6.3 – Create Your Workshop Blueprint
Module 6.4 – Schedule Your Live Certification Webinar!


Micro Goal Record
Summation Word Record
Checklist of Leader Characteristics
Feelings Flowchart
The Big Idea (poster)
Leadership Tools for Your Life and Your School
Best Stuff in the World (exclusive Bonus Page)
Who Am I (exclusive Bonus Page)
(Re)Write The Script (exclusive Bonus Page)
Case Study – Measure your success
About the Authors