Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive

LAUNCHED: Online Courses and Workshops for 2021

This year, we are called to embrace the opportunity of a uniquely different world. IFSEL is adapting to this digital environment by offering Online Courses and Workshops. Both provide creative, renewing, and practical professional development to nurture social and emotional learning for all.
Financial Aid and Group Discounts Available for all Courses and Workshops

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.

Featured Professional Development Events

Foundational SEL Practices for the Younger Grades

This course provides effective lesson sequences and simple, profound practices. Learn a framework of common language to build emotional intelligence, positive communication, and restorative practices.

August 4, 2021
Four 2-Hour Sessions
Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

This creative and experiential online course 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.

August 2, 2021
Five 3-Hour Sessions
Grades K-12
The SEL Leadership Program

IFSEL’s One - Year SEL Leadership Program supports leaders and educators around the world to build and sustain an inclusive, equitable, SEL - rooted school community.

September 23, 2021
One-Year Program
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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
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