We empowers educators, young people, and parents to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities.

The experiential learning at the heart of all our work enables educators to inspire young people to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.

Our work helps educators reshape how they see themselves, renew their inspiration and creativity,
and develop their ability to build more humanity and empathy into their dynamic role as instructor-facilitator.

Since 2009

We have led professional development consultations with the faculties at more than 100 schools, including seven of the top 40 U. S. private day schools.

We have led an annual four-day Institute for K-12 teachers.

5000+ educators from more than 525 schools have attended one of our four-day Institutes, one-day workshops, or professional development consultations.

The Response We Receive

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing professional development I have ever been a part of.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2014

“[IFSEL] completely changed our school culture for the better... We just did a survey with [6th -8th graders], and it was overwhelmingly in favor of more SEL.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2015

Educators who attend our four-day Institutes report that the depth, scope and power of our SEL curriculum are unmatched in school communities.

Why this enthusiastic response?  Educators credit our approach.


The Power of Collective Empathy
Janice Toben @ TEDxYouth in San Ramon

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