Building Incredible Relationships Train the Trainer for School Age Professional Development Providers in CCR&R







Building Incredible Relationships


Course Description:


What would it take to make every day better with your school age children? Smiles, positive interactions, a culture of kindness and strong relationships?  Those would be a great start.  In this learning event, we will work together to build knowledge and skills, through fun and interactive activities, to improve your day-to-day life with school-age children, through building incredible relationships.   Participants will strengthen knowledge and skills, create a plan and prepare to move from surviving to thriving. 


This is a train the trainer event for both the face to face/in person and live/virtual delivery methods of Building Incredible Relationships.



Credit: A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of all course requirements and review by the course instructor.


Cost: Free


Applicants must hold a valid (in-date) Early Educator Certificate with a Professional Development Endorsement.


Upon review of applicant registrations, all applicants will be sent the link to the course software to begin the learning event. Please note that this may take up to several days.





Instructors and Course Designers have no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of learning events


Registration open through 4/30/2026 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)



Karen’s personal information:

Family demographics: Originally from West Virginia, has 1 sister, lives in Kings Mountain.  Recently had a very small, private wedding ceremony and married Jeff Presnell, but kept the name Karen Darby, on Tuesday, 2-22-2022.  Karen has no children of her own but enjoys spending time with Jeff’s grown children and grandchildren.


Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, biking, flower gardening, painting, willing to try anything outdoors at least once.


Outside interests: Teaches an adult swimming class for the City of Shelby, Certified Aqua Fitness Instructor, Volunteers in the community and senior center


Future plans/aspirations: An on-going goal is to be a published author (of more than just an article or blogpost), bring the on-demand learning platform/courses to the level of recognition of a statewide project/be viewed as a statewide project director or advance to a higher position in SW, if applicable and available. 


Contact Karen at


Self-Paced/On demand

Link will be sent to qualified applicants upon review.

This may take several days.

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