Skills that last a lifetime! Expand your horizons with Dale Carnegie courses for Teens!

May 1, 2018

What is Dale Carnegie for Teens?



 5 Key Areas

At Dale Carnegie, we call them “skills that will last a lifetime.” The course content focuses on five key areas that are critical for future success:

  • Building Self-confidence
  • Enhancing Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skill Development
  • Teamwork and Leadership Skills
  • Effective Attitude Management

The teen program curriculum was developed with feedback from students. It consists of either eight or twelve 4 hour sessions, highly interactive sessions that include real-life scenarios and practical principles.

Today, the world is more complex, competitive and demanding than ever before. Young people often need to balance school, work and relationships while at the same time, working and planning for their future. We help teens become more confident and better able to cope with the pressure and stress adolescents face.

About the Course


Class size is approximately 25 to 35 people. In public classes, students who participate represent a wide range of ages. Most classes are composed of about 40-60% teens and 40-60% adults. Generally teens and adults are combined into one class because our experience has shown us that this combination is most effective for learning. Teens gain great insight from the adults in the class and the adults learn from the teens, as well. Participants in the teen/adult combined classes are always very satisfied that they participated in this experience. The course for teens and young adults has the same content and methodology as the course for adults.


The instructional team consists of a minimum of one instructor and 3-6 graduate assistants.

Instructors are full-time Carnegie careerists or individuals who hold professional positions, have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree, and have successfully completed the Dale Carnegie Instructors Training Conference (this includes 120 hours of specialized training after completing a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experience as an assistant.) Many instructors hold Masters Degrees. Annually, they participate in an 8-hour “refresher” program to maintain instructor status. All instructors of the teen program have been specially trained to work with teens and have a range of experience dealing with this age group.


The twelve-session span of the Dale Carnegie Course helps ensure maximum application and retention of the material covered. Skills acquired in one session can be used in school and personal applications immediately and then reinforced in subsequent sessions.

The classes are non-lecture in format and involve a high level of participation through:

  • Informal class talks
  • Small group work
  • Setting goals and reporting on commitments
  • Discussions
  • Working with partners
  • Guided action-packed and fun exercises


Upon completion of the entire course, if an individual and their sponsor is not satisfied, the participant will be retrained or tuition reimbursed in full.


Class atmosphere is exciting and encouraging. Participants acquire meaningful, practical skills. Application in business, school and social circumstances is immediate and easy.


A graduate may retake the program within a 10-year period for 80% of the then prevailing tuition. This is only applicable under the sponsorship of the Ralph Nichols Group, and on a space available basis.


If a class member moves or is transferred, the program may be completed at any Dale Carnegie facility.


If a class is missed, the student may make-up the missed session at any time it is offered. Missed sessions can be attended with another class at no additional charge.


With the program extending over a 3-month period, the changes experienced are gradual, non-threatening, and promote the development of new habits.


Attendance and satisfactory participation in a minimum of 10 sessions earn 4.2 validated CEU’s. The American Council recognizes this program on Education (ACE). Their catalog recommends 3 lower baccalaureate credit hours in Oral Communication. It is up to each individual participant to look into accreditation opportunities through their college or university of choice.

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