SEL Leadership Institute

SEL Leadership Institute:
Essential Tools for Social Emotional Learning Implementation

July 29 - 30, 2024
SEL Leadership Institute:<br/>Essential Tools for Social Emotional Learning Implementation

Dates: July 29 – 30, 2024

Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST each day

Institute Location:  New York, New York

Location Address:
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Institute Fee: $995

Discounts: (Please contact for more info)

  • 15% discount for groups of 3-4 people
  • 25% discount for groups of 5 or more people
  • UELC Partner and Teachers College/Columbia University Alumni Discounts Offered.

Program Description:

Social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a tremendous positive impact on students' social, emotional, and academic development, resulting in higher test scores, increased engagement and motivation, and decreased problem behaviors. How can educational leaders build their capabilities to support systemic implementation of SEL?

Rather than promoting a “program,” the SEL Leadership Institute focuses on integrating proven practices that support efficacy. Through experiential learning, deep conversation, assessments, coaching, and practice, we’ll work together to clarify and grow essential EQ skills to build a thriving learning community.

In collaboration with Summer Principals Academy New York and the Urban Education Leaders Collaborative, Six Seconds’ SEL Leadership Institute is at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Learning Objectives

Through this institute, educational leaders will:

  • Know and be able to effectively communicate the ingredients of a systemic implementation of SEL and the value of a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to integrating SEL throughout the educational environment.
  • Clarify the role of emotions in teaching and learning & the role of SEL in building a healthy school climate and culture.
  • Develop a clear “case” for how emotional intelligence can address the needs of diverse learners and support an inclusive and respectful learning community.
  • Learn the Six Seconds Model, a process framework for making emotional intelligence (EQ) practical and actionable, including hands-on strategies for growing EQ.
  • Be able to evaluate their school’s progress and plan systemic implementation using the Six Seconds Benchmarks for EQ implementation in schools.
  • Deepen their own emotional intelligence to be more insightful, connected and purposeful.

Who Should Attend?

Education leaders working on implementing site-wide SEL programs and practices. (e.g. assistant principals, program administrators, SEL specialists, department heads, counselors, after-school program directors)

Co-Leaders and Facilitators

Joshua smiling

Joshua Freedman, MCC, is the Chief Executive Officer at Six Seconds. One of the world’s preeminent experts on developing emotional intelligence to improve performance, Joshua leads the world’s largest network of emotional intelligence practitioners, researchers, and experts, creating positive change in over 125 nations. He is one of a handful of experts in the world with over 20 years of full-time experience in this emerging field. His clients include FedEx, Intel, Etihad Airways, Amazon, Microsoft, the UN, all branches of the US armed services, and numerous organizations around the globe.

He co-developed Six Seconds’ EQ Certification Training which he has delivered on five continents as master-trainer to thousands of professionals seeking practical tools for learning and teaching emotional intelligence, and has helped launch emotional intelligence programs and companies in over a dozen countries.

Freedman is author of the international bestseller, At the Heart of Leadership, The Vital Organization, as well as INSIDE CHANGE: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence, plus Whole-Hearted Parenting, and dozens of cases and articles including The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence, and The Workplace Vitality Report. He is coauthor of six validated psychometric assessments including the EQ Leadership Report and the Organizational Vital Signs climate measure, as well as several books and training programs including the Management Foundations and the pioneering approach to social emotional learning, Self-Science. He is also a Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.

Michael smiling

Michael Eatman is a Certified Diversity Professional, Executive Coach, Advanced EQ, and Mindful Facilitation Practitioner. As an educator celebrating 29 years spanning Prek - 20 learning environments, Michael has created the Leadership Edge, a framework that incorporates Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Cultural Competence, and Conflict Engagement to support educational leaders in leading successful organizations. He believes that successful institutions start with leaders, armed with visions that beckon collaboration.

Michael utilizes his EQ expertise to ground his diversity and educational leadership work. With Michael’s guidance, governing leaders of institutions have expanded their understanding of how emotional intelligence and diversity awareness impact their organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.

As an Inclusion Strategist, Michael works with organizations and educational leaders in identifying cultural competence gaps to develop robust systems that promote more inclusive learning and working environments. Michael uses an organizational inclusion change framework to demonstrate the value and presence of diversity at every level of organizational life.

Michael is the Founder of Culture Coaching INC. and currently resides in New England with his wife and three children.

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