Two Day In-Person Retreat
& Four Monthly Online Sessions

We are thrilled to announce a hybrid version of our popular SEL Leadership Program.

Like the online program this hybrid version supports leaders and educators around the world to build and sustain an inclusive, equitable, SEL-rooted school community. This program is experiential, inspiring, and renewing - providing a balance of high impact practical tools and approaches, alongside space for collaboration and reflection. As a cohort, members of the SEL Leadership Program will work closely for seven months to support each other, share ideas, and offer a critical space for problem solving and planning.

2-Day In-Person Retreat:
June 23-24
Shady Hill School
Cambridge, MA

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90-Minute Online Sessions:
September 20
October 18
November 29
January 24

What's Involved:

  • Two day in-person retreat, followed by four online, synchronous 90-minute sessions
  • Three guest speaker or panel events
  • An online collaborative forum for communication and resource exchange
  • Three 1:1 Coaching Session with a member of the IFSEL Team

The learning outcomes of The SEL Leadership Program are:

  1. Refine and deepen your knowledge, inspiration, and confidence of what it means to ‘Lead for SEL' in a school setting.
  2. Learn and apply a range of SEL reflection and assessment tools in your school, and collaborate with others to develop a vision, action plan and set of priorities.
  3. Explore theory, frameworks and practices to ensure SEL works actively to combat systemic racism and oppression.
  4. Examine School-Wide Systems at your school that work in support of SEL.
  5. Build inspiring and lasting connections with educators committed to bringing SEL alive in their communities.
  6. Learn practices and approaches to center wellbeing in decision-making and action

Who is the SEL Leadership Program for?

The Program is designed for anyone committed to and responsible for the implementation and sustainability of SEL in their community, including:

  • Principals and Division Heads
  • Aspiring School Leaders
  • Counselors
  • SEL Coordinators
  • Deans of Students/Grade Level Deans
  • Members of a Student Service Team
  • School Social Workers
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Directors of Learning
* subject to change

Four 90-Minute Online Sessions:

US Time Zones
September 20 (4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific | 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern)
October 18 (4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific | 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern)
November 29 (4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific | 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern)
January 24 (4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific | 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern)

Asia Time Zones
September 21 (7:30 - 9:00 AM China | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Japan)
October 19 (7:30 - 9:00 AM China | 8:30 - 10:00 AM Japan)
November 30 (8:30 - 10:00 AM China | 9:30 - 11:00 AM Japan)
January 25 (8:30 - 10:00 AM China | 9:30 - 11:00 AM Japan)

Location Accommodation & Travel Guide

Shady Hill School56 Coolidge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

*We strongly recommend using public transportation to get to campus as parking onsite is limited.

Please visit Google Maps to route to Shady Hill’s Campus by public transportation(bus and subway).

Car pooling: Whether using your own car, Uber or a taxi, IFSEL will help facilitate carpools. Please look for a notice-board near the registration table for participants to connect with one another.

Nearby Airport:
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) - 10 miles

Accommodations:
To help you get started on your search, IFSEL has compiled a list several hotels near Shady Hill 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.

Studio Allston Hotel - 2 miles
Hyatt Regency Cambridge - 3 miles
Godfrey Hotel Boston - 6 miles
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill - 6 miles
The Bostonian Boston Hotel - 23 miles

Register by April 30:    $2,400
Registration Fee:   $2,650

What previous SEL Leadership Program participants are saying:

Christina Baudis

SEL Coordinator, Sonoma Country Day School
IFSEL's SEL Leadership Program is just what I needed to get through this year in education. They have created a safe and brave space for all of us "SEL experts" to come together to share and be heard, learn, reflect and appreciate. It's almost like we have our own adult SEL class. IFSEL has provided us with resources, engaging conversations and opportunities to network with people all over the world and this program is truly helping me become a better educator and leader in SEL.

Virginia Prairie

Director of Professional Learning, The American School in Japan
Being part of this community of learning leaders inspires me to continue to create and nurture SEL systems within my school and share ideas that might help other schools. Each time we meet, I feel a sense of renewed purpose through authentic conversations and diverse perspectives as we consider what an equitable, inclusive, student-centered school looks like, sounds like, and feels like.

Registration Open Now

Register by April 15: $2,400
Registration Fee: $2,650

To allow a depth of connection and collaboration, the SEL Leadership Program will be capped at 30 Leaders.
We ask that schools register a maximum of three members of staff/faculty for this Program.

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