9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A Jimmy John’s Sandwich
will be provided for lunch.
North Junior High
1212 – 29th Ave North
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Enter at Door 1
Community Problem Solving (CmPS) Coach Training
For Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) coaches with at least one year of experience, parents, and students with at least one year of GIPS experience. Come and learn how to apply the Six-Step Problem Solving Process to real life issues. Learn how to actually carry out the Plan of Action!
What is Community Problem Solving (CmPS)?
CmPS is a team or individual activity in which students identify real problems and implement real solutions in a community – local, state, national, or even global. Students use the skills of the problem solving process as they work on their project; however, since real life is not always as organized as an academic exercise, the process may not proceed neatly from step to step. CmPS can be pursued as an extracurricular activity or as part of the regular school curriculum.
Why Community Problem Solving?
Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) provides the tools and strategies students need to face the challenges of today and the future. What better way to prepare students for their future than by teaching them to think systematically about problematic situations, to gather information to understand the situation, and to evaluate multiple solutions in order to best address the situation? Students involved in Community Problem Solving learn powerful lessons about creating change, about dealing with local authorities and organizations, and about making a positive impact. The implementation of real solutions gives students a strong sense of accomplishment and helps them to see the practical applications of the processes and skills that they have been learning. CmPS participation may fulfill service-learning requirements, although CmPS projects are typically more extensive.
The Registration Deadline is Wed, Aug 14th.