Bring Your ‘A’ Game

The Center for Work Ethic Development

Bring Your ‘A’ Game is a curriculum that features interactive activities that teach seven workplace skills and values, available in online or in-person versions.

What This Includes

Skills addressed:  Positivity/Attitude, Initiative/Ambition, Reliability/Attendance, Professionalism/Appearance, Respect/Acceptance, Gratitude/Appreciation, Integrity/Accountability


  • Guides, participant workbooks, participant textbooks, multimedia resources
  • Available in three versions: Standard, Youth, and Veteran
  • 65 modular experiential activities

Online version

  • Online assessment available upon completion, to earn Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency
  • Online version eLearning course includes ten interactive modules with worksheets and assessments

Instructor guidance

  • Full-day or half-day Train-the-Trainer certification course available

Key Takeaways

  • Curriculum is designed for integration into existing courses and activities are customizable. For example, in a core activity on attitude, participants visualize and define their understanding of a positive attitude. This activity could be integrated into a literacy or language class, where participants interpret written employer expectations, analyze case studies, and generate examples specific to their own workplace.
  • Upon completion of a certain number of hours, participants can complete an assessment demonstrating mastery and attain a Certificate of Work Ethic Proficiency.
  • Certificates can be used as a digital badge through a partnership with Credibly.

The Center for Work Ethic Development was started by author and speaker Eric Chester, who has worked in workforce development and employee engagement for more than 20 years. The seven skills that form the curriculum Skills Framework are based on interviews with more than 1,500 national employers. The curriculum has been adapted and used by technical high schools, community college programs, workforce development programs, career centers, and more.


Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative


Teamwork & Collaboration

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