Institutes and
SELected Sessions

Since 2009, educators from both independent and public schools have looked to our Institutes and SELected Sessions for SEL guidance and leadership.

Our Institutes are multi-day professional development experiences facilitated by the IFSEL team.

SELected Sessions are one-day conference events that bring together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters.

In 2018, we are delighted to offer:

June 18 — 21, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MA

June 25 — 28, 2018: 4-Day Institute hosted by Francis W. Parker School , Chicago, IL

July 28 - August 2, 2018: 4-day Institute hosted by The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA
August 3rd: 1-day SELected Sessions hosted by The Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA

Institutes

Each Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators and counselors from around the world for multiple days of sessions, collaboration, and reflection that range across a broad library of SEL topics and research.

Goals

  • Build a deep, experiential understanding of core SEL principles and practices.
  • Help educators cultivate in their teaching practice the humanity and empathy that can help them inspire students to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.
  • Inform an educator’s perspective in ways that help spark creativity and renew inspiration for teaching.
  • Strengthen an educator’s capacity to bring SEL to classroom and community in ways that transform a school.

Sessions

Institutes offer a range of experiential and practical sessions. Explore the 2017 Institute Schedule for examples of our sessions.

Example Institute Schedule
“Great mix of experiential and listening.”
“You were amazingly professional, organized, timely.  I felt you always had our needs in mind.  I never felt that you were wasting my time.  Excellent and I will HIGHLY recommend it."
“Fantastic execution!  My colleagues and I have been so impressed by this Institute.  Thank you!”
“I loved the variety of instructors."
“Thank you for your depth, guidance, expert knowledge, length of sessions, good food and excellent resources.”
“The improvisation activities were great!  I will use them with both students and faculty!”
“So many non-competitive ways to have fun while building trust, teamwork and self-knowledge.”
“I am excited to plan for the year with this experience in mind.”
“THE BINDER—the exercises and ‘how to’ guidance is priceless."
"I wish every PD day could be that good."
—Comments from Institute participants

SELected Sessions

SELected Sessions is a one-day conference event that brings together nationally and internationally renowned SEL experts and presenters. This year’s SELected Sessions  will take place on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at the Nueva School, Hillsborough, CA.

There are two ways to attend SELected Sessions:

1. Tickets can be purchased as a stand alone ticket for just the one-day SELected Sessions

2. Tickets can be purchased to attend the 4-day Institute AND one-day SELected Sessions

Sessions

Speakers for SELected Sessions 2018 will be announced shortly, but in the meantime please explore the 2017 SELected Sessions Schedule for insight into the event.

Example SELected Sessions Schedule

Locations, Pricing and Registration

Holton-Arms School

4-Day Institute | June 18 — 21
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Francis W. Parker School

4-Day Institute | June 25 — 28
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The Nueva School

4-Day Institute | July 30 — August 2
1-Day SELected Sessions |August 3
Click for more information

Location Information

From June 18 — 21, our Institute will be hosted  by Holton-Arms School. The  beautiful school campus is located in Bethesda, about thirty minutes northwest of Washington, DC.

The campus can be reached via personal car or app based rides.

Holton-Arms School
7303 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

4-Day Institute 

$1,925

$2,090

Register For Holton-Arms

Location Information

From June 25 — June 28, our Institute will be hosted by the Francis W. Parker School. The gorgeous school campus is located 20 minutes north of downtown Chicago.

The campus can be reached via public transit, personal car,  or app based rides.

Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

4-Day Institute 

$1,925

$2,090

Register for Francis W. Parker

Location Information

From July 30 — August 2, our Institute will be hosted by The Nueva School, located 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 40 minutes northwest of San Jose.

On August 3rd, our 1-Day SELected Sessions will also be held on campus.

The campus can be reached via a combination of BART or CalTrain and app based rides.

The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough, CA, 94010

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

Institute Only

$1,925

$2,090

Institute &
SELected Sessions

$2,400

$2,550

Selected Sessions

$495

Register for Nueva

Financial Aid, CEUs, and Other Policies

Financial Aid

IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend the Summer Institute and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision. More information, including the application form can be downloaded here.

CEU Information

Participants in IFSEL Events are eligible for CEU Credits from Dominican University. Participants completing the Institute are eligible for 2.0 Credits. 

If you are interested in applying, please let us know during the Institute. The application will then be sent to you after the Institute for you to submit to Dominican University, which administers the process. 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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change, and respectfully request that if you cannot attend a workshop, please try to find a substitute from your school to take your place.

If you inform us of your need to cancel up to 4 weeks before the workshop date, we will return your fee, minus a $50-per-workshop, per-person processing fee.

Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

The Institute reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In that circumstance, a full refund will be made.

Holton-Arms School

4-Day Institute | June 18 — 21
Click for more information

Location Information

From June 18 — 21, our Institute will be hosted by Institute will be hosted by Holton-Arms School. The  beautiful school campus is located in Bethesda, about thirty minutes northwest of Washington, DC.

The campus can be reached via personal car or app based rides.

Holton-Arms School
7303 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

Institute Only

$1,925

$2,090

Register For Holton-Arms

Francis W. Parker School

4-Day Institute | June 25 — 28
Click for more information

Location Information

From June 25 — June 28, our Institute will be hosted by the Francis W. Parker School. The gorgeous school campus is located 20 minutes north of downtown Chicago.

The campus can be reached via public transit, personal car,  or app based rides.

Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

4-Day Institute 

$1,925

$2,090

Register for Francis W. Parker

The Nueva School

4-Day Institute | July 30 — August 2
1-Day SELected Sessions | August 3
Click for more information

Location Information

From July 30 — August 2, our Institute will be hosted by The Nueva School, located 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 40 minutes northwest of San Jose.

On August 3rd, our 1-Day SELected Sessions will also be held on campus.

The campus can be reached via a combination of BART or CalTrain and app based rides.

The Nueva School
6565 Skyline Blvd, Hillsborough, CA, 94010

Early Bird

Through October 31st

Full Price

From November 1st

Institute Only

$1,925

$2,090

Institute &
SELected Sessions

$2,400

$2,550

Selected Sessions

$495

Register for Nueva

Financial Aid, CEUs, and Other Policies

Financial Aid

IFSEL is committed to empowering all educators to attend the Summer Institute and we have Financial Aid programs to support this vision. More information, including the application form can be downloaded here.

CEU Information

Participants in IFSEL Events are eligible for CEU Credits from Dominican University. Participants completing the Institute are eligible for 2.0 Credits. 

If you are interested in applying, please let us know during the Institute. The application will then be sent to you after the Institute for you to submit to Dominican University, which administers the process. 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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change, and respectfully request that if you cannot attend a workshop, please try to find a substitute from your school to take your place.

If you inform us of your need to cancel up to 4 weeks before the workshop date, we will return your fee, minus a $50-per-workshop, per-person processing fee.

Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

The Institute reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In that circumstance, a full refund will be made.

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