Empowering Educators.
Transforming Schools.

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

What We Offer

What We Offer

IFSEL offers a range of services aimed at promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) in educational settings. These services include evidence-based CASEL aligned professional development training, curriculum development, and research-based resources to support the implementation of SEL programs and practices.


Since 2009, IFSEL has designed and led professional development Institutes, Workshops, and Consultations with 10,000+ educators, from over 1,000 schools in the United States and abroad.

IFSEL's team combines experience from all levels of the education system, both in the classroom as well as at the administrative levels.

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LAUNCHED: In-Person Summer Institutes for 2022

We are thrilled to announce that during the summer of 2022, IFSEL will once again offer our flagship SEL Institutes IN-PERSON at these locations/dates:

  1. June 27-30: Washington, DC Area
  2. July 25-28: Chicago, IL
  3. August 1-4: San Francisco Bay Area
Financial Aid and Group Discounts Available for All Institutes

What We Offer


Each year we design and lead a one-year path of faculty development work for a small number of schools. The path is customized for each school’s needs, so SEL can be integrated fully into the education experience of all students and teachers.


Institutes are our core experience, designed with SEL as a professional and personally transformative experience. Join a cohort of educators, administrators, and counselors from Kindergarten through 12th grade for four days of inspirational and informative sessions, collaboration, and reflection that range across a broad library of SEL topics and research. Gain experiential knowledge and resources to bring SEL to your school communities.


These 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. Schools that intentionally activate SEL across the community in this way see wide-ranging benefits for emotional and mental health, a growth in the sense of belonging and community, and positive shifts in mindset, engagement and learning.


Our courses offer exciting professional and personal renewal through learning experiences that engage your growth mindset and resiliency. SEL Courses afford opportunities for both new and experienced educators to engage with sound research and time-tested curricula resources.  Gain insight through thoughtful discussion, well-designed interactions, and the opportunity for self and group reflection.


To support the work schools are already doing to activate SEL across their communities, IFSEL has developed a Series of online Workshops for parents. The Series offers parents the chance to come together to uncover both a shared understanding and a range of practical tools and insights to bring SEL alive at home.


This workshop series is designed for new faculty and staff at schools that already have worked with IFSEL. The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a range of practices and tools that will deepen their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with students, colleagues and families. The workshop is the ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty and support them through their first year at your school.


Members of the IFSEL Team are available to support schools on-site through creative and engaging professional development. We work closely with schools to understand their hopes and needs, co-creating an agenda designed for maximum benefit and impact.


IFSEL’s Team brings decades of experience to coaching work - as Administrators, SEL- specialists, Counselors, Non-Profit CEOs, and Researchers. We know that coaching thrives when there is a strong connection between coachee and their coach, so we’re dedicated to listening to your hopes and finding the right match.


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Advisory Workshop

Two-day workshop focusing on how to create and sustain a robust advisory program in middle & high schools that centers belonging and equity.

March 11 & 12
Middle School & High School
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Foundational SEL for K-6 Educators

Practical workshop is a great place to begin or deepen SEL in your classroom and school.

March 27 & 28
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Restorative Practices Workshop

Two-day workshop offers K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors a comprehensive model of proactive and responsive approaches for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.

April 16 & 17
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325 Sharon Park Dr., Suite 845
Menlo Park, CA 94025