Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive

Corona Virus and COVID-19 Update


As the impact of COVID-19 locally and globally continues to evolve, the IFSEL team is closely monitoring developments and following advice from local and national authorities as to recommendations about travel and hosting events in the coming months. We are also regularly in touch with all of our host schools and we will contact all registrants for our upcoming events directly as soon as we have any new information. If you have questions, please email nick@instituteforsel.net .


Support, Belong and Connect

In the meantime, if you’re looking for ways to support SEL, belonging and connection during this period of Distance Learning, please check out our blog or join one of our weekly Teach Meets. Everyone is invited, whether you have worked with IFSEL before or not. Come just as you are.


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 7000+ educators, from over 700 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. 

Nurturing a Whole-Community Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

hosted at

St. John's SchoolHouston, TX


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.


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


Alumni Institute

hosted at

The Nueva SchoolHillsborough, CA


Our brand new two-day Alumni Institute is designed to reconnect Alumni and renew their connection and commitment to SEL.


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


See All Professional Development Events

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. 

April 22, 2020

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April 23, 2020

Nurturing a Whole-Community Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

hosted at

St. John's SchoolHouston, TX


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.


June 15, 2020

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June 18, 2020

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


July 29, 2020

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July 30, 2020

Alumni Institute

hosted at

The Nueva SchoolHillsborough, CA


Our brand new two-day Alumni Institute is designed to reconnect Alumni and renew their connection and commitment to SEL.


August 3, 2020

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August 6, 2020

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


See All Professional Development Events

Upcoming IFSEL Professional Development

New SELected Session speaker and schedule posted!

FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER FOR SELected Sessions

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

Find out more and register for Institutes

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 Responses We Receive

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

  “[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.”  
--Middle School Teacher, Advisor, and Summer Institute Participant

"I received so much from the Workshop: new tools and resources, personal affirmation of my pedagogical practices, amazing connections, and social support and grounding. It exceeded all my expectations!"
--High School Teacher and Workshop Participant

"This Workshop was a wonderful experience - the materials, the takeaways, the easily implemented strategies and tools will be invaluable for working with students, faculty, and staff."
--Lower School Teacher and Workshop Participant

Hear From Educators we've worked with→

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