Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning empowers educators, young people, and parents to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities.

Since 2009, IFSEL has designed and led professional development Institutes, Workshops and Consultations with 6000+ educators, from over 600 schools in the United States and abroad.

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning empowers educators, young people, and parents to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities.

Since 2009, IFSEL has designed and led professional development Institutes, Workshops and Consultations with 6000+ educators, from over 600 schools in the United States and abroad.

Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.


This creative and experiential two-day workshop offers educators, administrators, counselors and advisors the opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of the community.


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.


This two-day workshop for K-6 Grade Educators, Administrators, and Counselors is designed to foster a sense of re-connection to self, others and the natural world.


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Upcoming Professional Development Events

IFSEL Institutes and Workshops provide opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators and counselors to experience a range of SEL activities, and also to understand the research and rationale that underpin them. 

August 5, 2019

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August 8, 2019

Summer Institute

hosted at

The Nueva SchoolSan Mateo, CA


Institutes are our core experience, designed for K-12 Educators with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience.


October 26, 2019

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October 27, 2019

Nurturing a Whole-Community approach to Social and Emotional Learning

hosted at

The American School in JapanTokyo, Japan


This creative and experiential two-day workshop offers educators, administrators, counselors and advisors the opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of the community.


November 5, 2019

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November 6, 2019

Strong Space for Relationships

hosted at

Woodside Priory SchoolPortola Valley, CA


This two-day workshop for 5-12 Grade Educators takes a deep-dive into how SEL practices can empower Middle and High School Advisory and Homeroom.


December 4, 2019

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December 5, 2019

IFSEL's Winter Reboot

hosted at

Woodside Priory SchoolPortola Valley, CA


This two-day workshop for K-6 Grade Educators, Administrators, and Counselors is designed to foster a sense of re-connection to self, others and the natural world.


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Upcoming IFSEL Professional Development

New SELected Session speaker and schedule posted!

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June 18 — 21, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD

June 25 — 28, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Francis W. Parker School , Chicago, IL

July 30 - August 2, 2018: 4-day Institute hosted by The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA 
August 3rd: 1-day SELected Sessions hosted by The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA

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October 15, 2018: One-Day Workshop "Creative SEL Approaches and Practices for K-12 Educators, Counselors and Administrators” hosted by Seattle Country Day School

Find out more and register for One-Day Workshops

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.

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