Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

We envision a world where
empathy abounds and all people thrive.

IFSEL empowers educators, young people, and parents
to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities.

News & Upcoming Events

2017 Summer Institutes and SELected Sessions Announced
We are delighted to announce three Summer Institutes and two SELected Sessions taking place this summer on the East Coast and West Coast. Each Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four days of workshops, collaboration and reflection that range across a broad library of SEL topics and research. Our SELected Sessions supplement the Summer Institute work with an optional, one-day set of opportunities to deepen your SEL skills.
Learn More.
2017 Summer Institutes and SELected Sessions Announced

We are delighted to announce three Summer Institutes and two SELected Sessions taking place this summer on the East Coast and West Coast. Each Summer Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for four days of workshops, collaboration and reflection that range across a broad library of SEL topics and research.
Our SELected Sessions supplement the Summer Institute work with an optional, one-day set of opportunities to deepen your SEL skills.

Learn More.


Since 2009

We have led professional development consultations with the faculties at more than 75 schools, including seven of the top 40 U. S. private day schools.

We have led an annual four-day  for K-12 teachers.

5000+ educators from more than 525 schools have attended one of our four-day Summer Institutes, one-day workshops, or professional development consultations.


The Response We Receive

“IFSEL was by far the most inspiring, empowering, and career-changing professional development I have ever been a part of.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2014

“[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.”  
--Attendee, Summer Institute 2015


Educators who attend our four-day Summer Institutes report that the depth, scope and power of our SEL curriculum are unmatched in school communities.

Why this enthusiastic response?  Educators credit our approach.

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