The R-Factor (E+R=O)

An Overview for Educators - Be the Best Version of You

2019-2020 Mini-PD Series & Coffee Chat

Join the MRESC for an informal seven-part mini-PD series and coffee chat centered around Focus 3's "R-Factor" - E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome).

  • Interested educators can participate via face-to-face or virtually through Google Meet. We will meet once per month between October 2019 and April 2020 (90 minutes per session). The Best Part - Cookies and Winans Coffee!

The R-Factor™ is simple to understand. "The reality is — you don’t control Events & you don’t control Outcomes. The only thing you can control is how you choose to Respond. E + R = O is just the way life works. Success goes to those who are able to manage the R". - Tim Kight, Focus 3 - 2018 MRESC Admin Retreat.

  • Do you want to become the BEST version of yourself ... personally? professionally? in your relationships?

  • Would you like to gain tools to help students gain self-efficacy? Transform your classroom? Effect positive change in your district?


During the series we will explore:

  • the R-Factor's six (6) disciplines
  • Reflect on how the system can support achieving our personal and professional goals
  • Discuss how the R-Factor could be utilized in our classrooms to help us become the BEST versions of ourselves.

For more information about Focus 3's R-Factor, please CLICK HERE or view the brief video located below.

The R Factor Training for Educators | COLUMBUS, OH

EVENT DETAILS (7 Part Mini-PD Series & Coffee Chat)

Facilitators / Faculty: Erica Baer & Shawn McElroy, MRESC

Time (All Sessions): 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Snacks & Coffee Provided)

Dates & Locations:

  • Session #1 - October 10th
  • Session #2 - November 5th
  • Session #3 - December 10th
  • Session #4 - January 7th
  • Session #5 - February 11th
  • Session #6 - March 10th
  • Session #7 - April 7th

Location: Jackson Center Local Schools, 204 Linden St., Jackson Center, OH 45334

Contact Hours: 14

Will Graduate Credit Be Available: YES - Additional fee of $235 paid to Ashland University at end of series.

Costs/Registration Fees:

  • $0 – Free for MRESC Employees & Volunteers
  • $50 per person - Educators from other organizations / agencies

*Registration fees should be paid to the MRESC. Additional payment instructions provided with online registration (click on button located below).

Registration Deadline

October 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm

  • Space is limited to the first 24 registrants. Seats available on a first-paid, first-booked basis.

Important Details & Reminders

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 4:30-6pm

Jackson Center Local Schools, 204 Linden St., Jackson Center, OH 45334

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 10 minutes early to each session to complete the check-in process. Please enter through the main entrance and check in with the office before proceeding to the assigned classroom.

Food & Beverage: Bottled water, coffee, and assorted snacks will be available at the beginning of the session. Participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group.

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note-taking materials, writing utensils, and electronic devices (i.e. laptop and/or chromebook) with them to the session.

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by October 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Additional Questions - Contact facilitators Erica Baer ( or Shawn McElroy (

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