This workshop addresses how to create and sustain a robust advisory program in middle and high schools that centers on belonging and equity, and continues to thrive for many years. As we bring our communities back together after the pandemic, this work has never been more important. SEL brings a wide and creative lens to view Advisory and nurture the social and emotional development of our adolescents.
Workshop participants will experience and learn a wide range of tried and tested, creative and collaborative Advisory activities that help to build an Advisee’s SEL skillset; and have space to reflect, renew, and connect with educators from around the country.
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. 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.
IFSEL will comply with all national and local COVID Regulations and these will be monitored regularly for updates.
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) - 6 miles
To help you get started on your search, IFSEL has compiled a list several hotels near The Winsor School.
Please note that the hotels listed here are for reference only, and inclusion on this document does not represent a formal endorsement by IFSEL.
In very rare circumstances, IFSEL may need to postpone Workshops. We recommend registrants book fully-refundable travel and accommodation. IFSEL is not liable for any costs incurred.
If I have done an IFSEL online training, will I get something out of an in-person workshop?
Our in-person workshops offer comprehensive, experiential, intentionally-designed SEL professional development. The depth and richness of the overall experience is different from our shorter online courses. Some elements of our online courses are included in the Workshop content.
A sample schedule can be found here.
I am an educational consultant, can I come?
Consultants are welcome to join one of our Workshops. However, consultants, as well as all attendees, must comply with our Materials Use Policy.
We would like to provide this training for our entity faculty, do you have options for private sessions?
Yes, IFSEL provides SEL Professional Development for schools, districts, and other organizations. More information on IFSEL’s consulting, online, and in-person training can be found here.
Do you offer financial aid?
Yes, IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend our Workshops and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision. Applications for financial aid can be made here. Notification of Financial Aid awards will occur on a rolling basis.
Do you offer a group discount?
Yes. SEL implementation is always better when done as a team. We encourage organizations to send a group of participants and offer 4 registrations for the cost of 3 as a group discount.
Do you provide hotel recommendations?
IFSEL provides a list of hotels near each Workshop venue. However, the hotels listed here are for reference only, and inclusion does not represent a formal endorsement by IFSEL.
Detailed Location Information can be found on the Advisory Workshop webpage.
Do you provide shuttles from public transportation?
Unfortunately, we do not offer transportation to our Workshops.
Whether using your own car, Uber, or a taxi, IFSEL will help facilitate carpools: look for a noticeboard near the registration table for participants to connect with one another.
What are your COVID and health policies?
IFSEL will comply with all national, local, and venue COVID Regulations and these will be monitored regularly for updates.
Additionally, all attendees must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO).
A list of approved vaccines can be found here.
Do you provide Continuing Education credits?
Yes, participants at our Advisory Workshops programs are eligible for 1.0 CEU credits from Dominican University.
Please note that Dominican University charges a fee of $55 per CEU unit. At this time, IFSEL is not able to provide credits for clinical counseling.
If you need a CEU Registration Form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you provide CEUs for counselors?
No, unfortunately, we are unable to offer CEUs for counselors.
My organization requires a certificate of completion, can you provide one?
Yes, certificates of completion will be provided after the completion of the Institute.
Want a notification on when registration is posted?
Email us at email@example.com and we will put you on the launch list.
103 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215
Group Discount: Register 4 participants for the price of 3!