We can design programs to support social and emotional learning (SEL), but we can also be more intentional about how we respond in the moment to SEL skill-building opportunities.

This interactive workshop helps participants practice strategies to respond to unplanned opportunities, integrate cultural responsiveness, and support SEL through everyday conversations and unexpected challenges. Participants will talk about cultural values and preferences, role-play different scenarios, explore SEL-related dilemmas and reflect on their programs.

How it works:

  • Explore your cultural values and preferences in relation to SEL skills.
  • Engage in role-play scenarios to practice responsive skills.
  • Talk about SEL-related dilemmas with colleagues and reflect on what you've learned.

What you’ll have when you walk away:

  • An understanding of the relationship between identity, culture and SEL success
  • Ideas about how your own cultural values and preferences shape the way to support SEL with youth
  • Strategies to recognize and respond to unplanned SEL skill building opportunities

Who should attend: Direct service providers and program leaders, managers and coordinators who have previously attended SEL in Practice or have a solid understanding of SEL basics.

Cancellation policy: If the Center for Youth Development cancels this training, the workshop tuition fee will be fully refunded. Participant cancellations at least one working day prior to the workshop date will be fully refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations fewer than 24 hours before the workshop date. If you have any questions or need to cancel your registration, please call Colleen at 612-624-1999.

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Section Title
Responsive Practices to Support Social and Emotional Learning
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Oct 03, 2019
Twin Cities
Coffey Hall
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
R Prx SEL workshop fee non-credit $30.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 26, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 26, 2019
Section Details

Date: October 3, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: 125 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 (map and parking information)

Course content questions: Kate Walker, kcwalker@umn.edu, 612-624-7988
Registration questions: Colleen Byrne, byrne015@umn.edu, 612-624-1999

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