IFSEL Professional Development Institutes and Workshops

Are you looking for evidence-led, experiential and creative professional development
around social and emotional learning?


Do you seek time-tested lessons and resources for infusing SEL
into your K-12 learning community?

Are you looking for specific support for your Middle or High School Advising program?
Or to bring SEL alive in your Lower School?


IFSEL's Professional Development events include Four-Day Institutes and One- and Two-Day Workshops, designed to provide transformative experiences, alongside professional and personal renewal.

Our Professional Development Events

Events

Grades 3-12

Catalyzed by SEL

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Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.

Two-Session Online Course Starting January 12th or April 20th


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.

Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

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Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers

Three-Session Online Course Starting January 14th, or June 16th, or August 4th


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.

Grades K-6

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

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SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6

Four-Session Online Course Starting January 26th, June 16th, or August 4th


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.

Grades K-12

Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

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Five-Session Online Course Starting June 14th, or August 2nd


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.

Grades 5-12

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

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Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.

Grades K-12

Check-In

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A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.

Grades 5-12

Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

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Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.

Grades K-12

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

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An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.

Catalyzed by SEL

hosted at

Practical and High-Impact Approaches to Integrating SEL into the Subject Curriculum in Every Classroom.


This highly practical, two-session online course will provide 3rd - 12th Grade teachers and administrators with myriad strategies for embedding SEL directly within any learning moment.

The Joy of Advising (Course 1)

hosted at

Inspiring Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This inspiring course offers opportunities to build and re-energize Advisor tools and approaches. Learn and practice 'low-prep, high-impact' practices that nurture advisory connection in-person and through Distance Learning.

Paving a Path for All to Thrive

hosted at

SEL Teaching Practices, Skills, and Positive Communication for the Elementary Grades K - 6


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.

Nurturing a Whole Community Approach to SEL

hosted at


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.

The Joy of Advising (Course 2)

hosted at

Deepening Approaches and Practical Tools for Middle and High School Advisors and Homeroom Teachers


This experiential course, as a follow-up to Joy of Advising 1, extends and deepens approaches and practices that empower high quality advising in Middle and High Schools.

Check-In

hosted at

A simple, profound, and essential practice to maintain balance and guide decision-making for all ages (K-12th Grade)


IFSEL’s approach to Check-In offers a simple and profound practice that activates self- and group-awareness and is the foundation for all social and emotional learning.

Introduction to an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program for New Advisors

hosted at

Practical strategies and approaches for being an authentic and accessible Advisor within an SEL-Rooted Advisory Program


This experiential workshop is designed for new advisors at schools that already have worked with IFSEL to build and deepen their advisory program.

SEL Induction for New Faculty and Staff

hosted at

An ideal way for all current and prior IFSEL schools to welcome new faculty to this work.


The workshop will introduce IFSEL’s Whole-Community Approach to SEL through a series of meaningful and creative experiences.

Don't See What You're Looking For?

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.

Learn More About Consulting

Each year we design and lead a one-year path of faculty development work for six 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.

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