2018 Institute at Francis W. Parker School

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Francis W. Parker School

330 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning is delighted to offer our Institute from June 25-28, 2018 at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL

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.


  • 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.


Institutes offer a range of experiential and practical sessions. Explore the 2017 Institute Schedule for examples of our sessions. The full schedule for this year’s Institute will be available in mid 2018.


Institute (4 Days)
Early Bird Price through October 31: $1,925
Full Price from November 1: $2,090


If you are paying by credit card, please have it ready as you proceed through registration.

If you are paying by check, please complete your registration online, select 'Check' on the payment page, and mail your checks to:

Institute for SEL
325 Sharon Park Drive, Suite 845
Menlo Park, CA 94025-6805

Please clearly mark the participant name(s) associated with your check.

Financial Aid

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


We will email you a confirmation upon receipt of full payment. Please note that your participation will not be confirmed until we receive your full payment, either by credit card or by check.

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 Policy

One of IFSEL’s core values is to support schools and educators seeking professional development. We recognize that changes in plans can occur in the weeks leading up to the Institute.

With this in mind, registration fees for the 2018 Institute will be refunded in the form of a check, less the $125 refund processing cost, if requested in writing by May 24th, 2018. Between May 25th and June 24th, refunds requested in writing will be granted at 50% of fees paid, less the $125 refund processing cost. No refunds are available if cancellation occurs on or after June 25th, 2018.

To begin the cancellation process, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

We look forward to welcoming you in June 2018 on Francis W. Parker's campus! If you have any questions, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

With gratitude,

The IFSEL Team

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Francis W. Parker School

330 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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