2020 IFSEL Four-Day Institute in Boston

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Shady Hill School

56 Coolidge Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning is delighted to offer our flagship four-day Institute from June 22-25th, 2020, hosted at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Institute

IFSEL's Institute brings together K-12 teachers, administrators, and counselors from around the world for four days of sessions, collaboration, and reflection that range across a broad library of Social and Emotional Learning topics and research.

Since 2009, educators from both public and independent schools in the US and internationally have looked to our Institutes for SEL guidance and leadership.


  • 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 their classroom and community in ways that transform a school

Who Should Attend

  • K-12 Educators

  • Administrators

  • Counselors

  • Deans

  • Advisors

  • Advisory Coordinators

  • Wellness Teachers

What's Included

- A comprehensive binder of SEL lesson plans, materials and research

- Healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and refreshments every day (accommodation for different dietary needs)

- Joining an international network of educators committed to Social and Emotional Learning

Example Schedule

Please click here to view an example of the sessions and timings of our four-day Institute schedule.

Transport and Accomodation Guide

Our Institute will be hosted at Shady Hill School, located 20 minutes west of downtown Boston. The campus can be reached via public transit, personal car, or app based rides. We strongly recommend the use of public transportation as parking on site is limited.

Please note their mailing address (178 Coolidge Hill) shows up in Google Maps and you want to navigate using their campus address (56 Coolidge Avenue). The two addresses are located right next to each other.

Please click here to view our Transport and Accommodation Guide for more information on the area.


EARLY BIRD PRICE through January 31st, 2020 - $1,925

FULL PRICE from February 1st, 2020 - $2090


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. Please view our Financial Aid Application here. Please note, this form can not be saved and therefore needs to be completed in one sitting. Our deadline to apply is March 29, 2020.


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 our events.

With this in mind, registration fees will be refunded in the form of a check, less the $150 refund processing cost, if requested in writing by May 20, 2020. Between May 21, 2020 and June 21, 2020 refunds requested in writing will be granted at 50% of fees paid, less the $150 refund processing cost. No refunds are available after June 22, 2020.

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

We look forward to welcoming you in June 2020 to Shady Hill's campus in Cambridge! If you have any questions, please email us at admin@instituteforsel.net.

With gratitude,

The IFSEL Team

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