March 10 Update: Workshops Added

We’re happy to announce a set of 10 workshops and other sessions for Conference attendees!

10 Workshops to Choose From

We’ve also put the finishing touches on 10 workshops that will be available to Conference attendees on Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25. These workshops will cover a variety of topics of interest to Certified Instructors, from facilitating training activities to customizing a program for caregivers to helping learners keep the CPI concepts you taught top of mind.

Learn More About CIPA and 3rd Edition

In addition to our workshops, Conference attendees will have opportunities to learn more about two very important topics:

The Certified Instructor Professional Association (CIPA): Learn more about how you can take advantage of all that CIPA has to offer and how you can continue to be active in between your renewal programs. This information session will be from 11:00-11:30 AM on Monday, July 24.

3rd Edition Training: Hear how 3rd Edition came to be, and the process, data, and information that led to this update. We’ll also have commentary from some of the Certified Instructors involved with helping develop 3rd Edition. Join us from 11:00-11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 25.

January 17 Update: New Speaker Announced

Join us in welcoming our Monday Opening Session speaker, Nataly Kogan!

General Session

Nataly Kogan: “The Awesome Human Project: Break free from daily burnout, struggle less and thrive more in work and life”

Nataly Kogan is the founder of Happier Inc. and best-selling author of three books. She is a leading expert on emotional fitness and leadership and is on a mission to help millions of people embrace their Awesome Human, struggle less, and thrive more in work and in life.

December 1 Update: Registration and Speakers

Registration is Now Open!

This CPI Certified Instructors’ Conference is your opportunity to learn about what’s new from CPI, listen to inspiring speakers, add new certifications, renew existing certifications, collaborate with fellow Certified Instructors, and have a great time doing all of it. Explore more and register today.

And we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be introducing you to 3rd Edition training for Verbal Intervention™, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, and NCI™ With Advanced Physical Skills at Conference. Register for the Certified Instructors’ Conference today to learn more, and be among the first to add or renew a certification in 3rd Edition!

Speaker Announcements

We are thrilled to announce the addition of several speakers!


JR Martinez: “Illuminating the Journey from Trauma to Hope”

J.R. Martinez is an actor, best-selling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran. He devotes himself to showing others the true value of making the most of every situation. His story is unique, but his message is universal: your path in life is decided by your own ability to adapt and overcome.

General Session

Dr. Tasha Eurich: "The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed at Work and In Life”

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Her life’s work is to help people be the best of who they are and what they do. Dr. Eurich pairs her scientific grounding in human behavior with a pragmatic approach to personal development. 

Breakout Sessions

Dean Becker: “The Fundamentals of Resilience”

Dean Becker is a successful executive and consultant and is a recognized expert in the field of individual and organizational resilience.

Dr. Lori Desautels: “The Trauma Healing Process”

Dr. Desautels’ work illustrates how educators and students alike must understand their neuroanatomy to regulate behavior and calm the brain.

October 14 Update: Pricing and CEUs

Attending the CPI Certified Instructors’ Conference: It’s a Great Value

The cost to attend Conference is $600 USD/$800 CAD, which includes multiple sessions and speakers, networking opportunities, plus meals and Conference-designated events. Taking training, as well as travel, accommodations and non-Conference activities, are not included.

Are you a Meritorious or Master Certified Instructor? You’re eligible for a special Conference discount! Contact us to learn more!

If Your Organization Has a CEU Requirement, Attending Training at Conference May Help You Meet Your Continuing Education Hours!

CPI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

If you do not need CEUs you can still benefit from taking a continuing education program. Successful completion of a continuing education training can demonstrate to your organization that you are looking for ways to continue to excel and grow. Attendees will leave with new knowledge and tools that will help them to implement change.

Taking part in a quality continuing education or professional development program increases your confidence and knowledge in handling crisis situations. These skills enhance your value as an employee and colleague. The knowledge and skills learned here can help you bring quality programs and services back to your organization. Our instructors have extensive education and professional experience which means you will be receiving training from excellent instructors from a variety of fields. CPI is committed to providing our learners with an environment that fosters continuous learning and improvement.

September 22, 2022

Mark your calendars for July 23-28, when we’ll be in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a week of learning, sharing, and collaborating!

While COVID-19 halted our plans for holding the event in 2022, we’re dialed in and ready to welcome new and experienced CPI Certified Instructors alike to the “Crossroads of America” next summer!

Much like previous Conference events, CPI Certified Instructors will have opportunities to hear influential keynote speakers, attend inspiring breakout sessions, exchange ideas with their fellow Certified Instructors, and even renew certifications or add new ones.

We previously sent out “save the date” information to all Certified Instructors in the U.S. and provided them the opportunity to sign up to be contacted when registration goes live.

We are currently on track to open registration by early November.

Check back over the coming weeks as we will be announcing the Instructor Certification Program (ICP), renewal, and recertification options we’ll be offering as part of the Conference experience. We will also announce guest speakers, Skills Development opportunities, networking functions, and more.

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