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Mapping social and emotional learning in youth programs

This advanced workshop is designed for program leaders ready to develop a deeper understanding of how their program aligns with social and emotional skill building.

Programs designed for social emotional learning have parallel cycles:

  • A program cycle that describes an activity, ongoing project, or goal that youth work towards.
  • A social-emotional learning cycle that describes the skills youth need to
    • develop organization,
    • deal with challenges, and
    • succeed in the program.

Through opportunities for reflection, working together with peers, and coaching from instructors, this workshop will provide participants with tools to describe how and why their program supports social emotional skill development.

Who should attend

Teams of program leaders, managers, coordinators and direct service providers who have previously attended SEL in Practice or have a solid understanding of SEL basics. We encourage teams of 2-3 to register together.

You will

  • Work with a team to visually map your program design and SEL cycle.
  • Engage in small group coaching and peer-to-peer feedback.
  • Connect 1:1 with facilitators to talk about your program.
  • Make a visual "map" that describes your program design.
  • Make a parallel "map" that describes your program's SEL cycle.
  • Get tools to help you explain to stakeholders how and why your program supports SEL. 
  • Have a customized action plan to guide your program's next steps.

Available by contract

  • $750 for 3 hours or less
  • $1500 for 4-6 hours

Contact: youthdev@umn.edu or 612-624-1999

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