PUR1001: PurposeU Certificate Training

Learning to Die

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This course is for faculty who will become licensed to teach the PurposeU Curriculum© at an institution which will or currently holds a license to offer the PurposeU(c) Curriculum. If your institution doesn't have an annual license please contact our office at (919) 484-1925


As a result of PUR1001 The Purpose U Curriculum Certificate Course, the behavior we want Faculty to adopt is a vulnerable teaching style which uses problem posing and critical pedagogy instead of the traditional banking model of education. Citations: Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the oppressed.; Drakeford, D. (2018) Inclusion: The Art of Story-Listening.

PurposeU © Certificate Requirements:

1) Finding their purpose and articulating it in a 1 sentence purpose-proposition statement

2) Launch your own purpose-driven sole-proprietorship business or nonprofit organization (or modifying your existing one to reflect your purpose (if it does not already)

3) Teaching with vulnerability: able to share your personal pain with students and how it relates to your purpose and the people you want to help

4) Becoming familiar with the literature: 1) Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes,2) Starting Your Business From the Unemployment Line, 3) Fundraising for Nonprofits, 4) P5 The Five Secrets to Successful Grant and Bid Proposals, and 5) Inclusion: the Art of Story Listening.

*To become certified you are required to do at least 1 in-person group training after you have completed this course. This 30-60 minute one-on-one coaching session and exam with the PurposeU team assures a quality student experience with the use of the PurposeU curriculum

Your Instructor

Dr. Derrick Drakeford
Dr. Derrick Drakeford

As CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC, our team has collectively raised over $46,425,000 in grants and awards with an A + Rating with the BBB. We specialize in non-profit consulting,business development, and motivational speaking. We offer proposal development, relationship development, strategic planning, organizational structure development, development plans and partnership development.

Derrick has served as an Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. Derrick is a former faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration program. He also served as the Director of Freshmen Studies and Community Service at The Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Derrick has consulted with nonprofits, business, and churches for 20 years. He holds a Bachelors in political science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government. He holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work; and certificates in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana -Purdue University. Derrick received his Ph.D, from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has written seven books:

1)Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes,

2) Fundraising for Nonprofits What the Bible Says,

3) Starting Your Business from the Unemployment Line,

4) Jada Goes to Pre-School: A Book on Transitions,

5) P5: The Five Secrets to Successful Grant and Bid Proposals,

6) The 2 Laws of Standardized Testing, and

7) Inclusion:The Art of Story Listening

Courses Included with Purchase

PUR 502: The 24 hour purpose-driven start-up course
Launch your purpose-driven business or nonprofit through this self guided course
Dr. Derrick Drakeford
PUR 501: Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes
Find Your Purpose in Life through this self-reflective course
Dr. Derrick Drakeford

Original Price: $198

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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