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  • Observation
  • Questioning
  • Conversation
  • Feedback
  • Problem-solving
  • Modeling

Implementation fidelity is key to realizing the benefits of social emotional learning (SEL) programming and ensuring consistency across the organization. Careful attention must be given to the quality of implementation and the degree to which a program is delivered as designed. Coaching can be an effective tool to help ensure the integrity of SEL program implementation.

CPSEL can help schools, districts and organizations by providing explicit instruction, ongoing, detailed feedback regarding performance, and “in-the-moment” support to guide development of individuals or small groups.

Whether SEL programming is just beginning or has been taking place for years, CPSEL can help guide the process and offer feedback to help schools and organizations achieve the outcomes they envision.


  • Needs assessment
  • Program selection
  • Program, system and tool development
  • Planning and implementation
  • Data analysis and evaluation services

Social emotional learning programming provides educational leaders with an opportunity to transform organizational climate and improve relationships between students, staff and parents. SEL programming also enriches the lives of students by teaching skills that are important for lifelong success.

Planning is a critical component of effective implementation and requires leaders to understand the needs of the organization, how SEL fits in with existing programs and what next steps should be taken. CPSEL offers customized consulting services to support leaders through this planning process.

CPSEL can help schools, districts and organizations achieve a specific goal, address a unique problem or develop an action plan. Consulting services can be provided on a small scale or over multiple years to support leadership teams and build staff capacity to carry SEL work forward and realize lasting change.

Professional Development Courses

  • Onsite
  • Live virtual
  • On demand recording
  • Conferences
  • CE credits

Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) offers a wide variety of specialized training, formal education and advanced professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers and other educators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skills and effectiveness. Most course offerings are eligible for continuing education credits.

Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning

Focus on Center for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) definition details of social and emotional learning, brain anatomy and research associated with psychological well-being, and how caring for our social and emotional competencies help guide us on our journeys towards being our best, actualized selves both in and out of the workplace.

Leveraging Empathy in Educational Settings: A Mindful Approach

Discover research on the benefits of mindfulness as it relates to self-efficacy, classroom climate and student interaction. Practice simple strategies and talk about the ways this approach might fit into your own teaching philosophy so you can build a happy, healthy classroom climate.

Mindful Leadership: Leveraging Empathy and Compassion in Your Organization

Explore the benefits of mindfulness as it relates to leadership, to teaching and to children. The session will include an overview of what mindfulness is and how even basic mindful practices combined with self-reflection processes can help cultivate authentic leadership. In addition, participants will explore ways to experience empathy for another, which is the gateway to compassion.

Prevention: The Gateway to De-escalation in the Classroom?

By the time a person has escalated to a fight or flight response, few options remain regarding de-escalation. Systemic implementation that emphasizes early detection and self-care can drastically reduce incidences of traumatic escalation and can also help educators choose effective, often personalized strategies, if or when a student reaches the point of fight or flight. Discover a balanced approach that focuses on theoretical understandings, prevention and practical applications to building and classroom environments.