Upcoming National Events


Date: March 10, 2021

Time: 6:00pm


How can medical professionals, government and the private sector work together in this challenging time to improve conditions and treatment as well as eliminate stigma for those needing care? UCSF Psychiatry Chief Dr. Lisa Fortuna will moderate and address solutions. San Francisco Human Rights Commission Director Sheryl Davis will focus on the impact of COVID-19 and racism across different populations. Stanford University psychiatrist Dr. Rona Hu will discuss treatment needs in Asian, Black and LGBTQ populations. YMCA President Emeritus Chuck Collins will provide community context based on his work with varied populations over the years. And youth activist Nicole Elmore will discuss her personal experiences.

Join this compelling conversation featuring health, community and human rights perspectives.

2021 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 17, 2021

End date: May 19, 2021

Location: Virtual


SEL & Equity Creating Community

Join us for three days of high quality events presented by some of the top SEL thought-leaders in the nation, a keynote presentation with Dena Simmons, Ed.D., from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, immersive skill-building workshops, exciting plenary sessions, special offerings from our sponsors and of course, networking with colleagues. This year’s conference includes an option for a digital Access Pass to see some recordings of sessions you missed!

All education professionals welcome. Perfect for district and school thought-leaders preparing to implement new SEL approaches and programs in the upcoming school year.

Past Events

Free Sandy Hook Promise Training Information Webinar

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Sandy Hook

Join the California Department of Education and Sandy Hook Promise on December 8 to hear more about how you can take advantage of the free virtual trainings to build student connectedness, promote youth resiliency, and support student mental wellness.

Safe Schools Conference 2020

Start date: November 8, 2020

End date: November 10, 2020

Location: Online

Safe Schools Conference 2020

This conference is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge about school safety, bullying prevention, emergency and crisis response, and other relevant topics related to the latest research and trends in school safety, youth violence prevention, evidence-based program models, promising practices, and more.

Social-Emotional Brains in Schools

Start date: November 7, 2020

End date: November 8, 2020

Location: Online

Learning & Brain conference 2020-11


As schools return, educators will be facing a host of psychological issues in students, from social disconnection to anxiety.

Neuroscience and psychology researchers have found that stress, trauma, and social isolation can inhibit the brain’s ability to learn, but by supporting social and emotional development and building safe relationships, educators can raise resilience and self-regulation, improve behavior and belonging, and help students learn.

This live virtual conference will show how all learning is social and emotional for the brain and provides practical strategies to raise resilience, restore trust and relationships, and rebuild self-regulation and social emotional learning. Discover ways to manage misbehavior; to recreate calm, attached classrooms; to reduce stress; and to heal from trauma so that all students in our racially diverse schools can learn and thrive — whether in classrooms, online, or in hybrid environments.

2020 Virtual Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Date: October 15, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL


Hosted by CASEL, the 2020 SEL Exchange virtual summit is designed to provide a powerful and timely SEL experience for the widest possible audience to participate in safely and confidently. This summit will provide a platform to share SEL best practices to more districts, schools, and students in an era when these competencies and skills have never been more relevant.

Urban Reads: Rucker C. Johnson

Date: September 29, 2020

Time: 12:15 PM Central Time


Acclaimed economist Rucker C. Johnson will discuss his new book, “Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works.” Explaining why integration worked, why it was abandoned, and how it can be revived to the benefit of all, “Children of the Dream” offers a radical new perspective on American social policy.

Back-to-School Workshop for Parents

Date: September 3, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM EST


Wondering how you and your family will juggle life and learning online? Join us and learn tips, tricks and strategies for a successful transition back to school. Help foster independence, cultivate resilience and build a schedule that works for you and your school age crew.

Join Lauren Kim, MATL’21 for a free virtual workshop for parents.

Parents Providing Support: Helping Our Children Return to School

Date: August 24, 2020

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Location: Zoom

CPSEL event August 2020

This online panel discussion with renowned featured speakers is available to help parents with students returning or who have just returned to school – whether virtually, hybrid or live. Educators, school staff and administrators looking for ways to support parents are also welcome. Through the lens of social and emotional learning, our panelists will share thoughts, strategies and practices for helping our students returning to school during this challenging time in history.

  • Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District in New York, author and award-winning educational leader, will offer his advice as a school superintendent.
  • Dr. Ed Dunkleblau, internationally recognized social and emotional learning scholar and speaker, will provide ways for parents to apply social and emotional learning approaches in the home.
  • Elizabeth Cushing, President of Playworks, will share ways to use social and emotional learning approaches through play.

Emotional Intelligence 2000

Start date: August 11, 2020

End date: August 12, 2020

Location: Online Conference

Emotional Intellicence 2020

Join Marc Brackett and Robin Stern and other leading researchers as we explore the latest research on emotional intelligence and how it can be applied to today’s many challenges. Over two days, we’ll explore topics for the workplace and home, with engaging presentations from top researchers, fun and fascinating panel discussions, and one-on-one chats with best-selling authors from academia.

Courageous Leaders: Building the HEART Skills for Equity Work in Schools

Date: July 29, 2020

Time: 9 am PST

Courageous Leaders

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What are the tools and skills that educators need in order to center their work in equity? Although Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a powerful tool to create kind and tolerant classrooms and schools, it will not bring about the necessary changes to challenge systemic oppression in educational and institutional practices. How can educators make this shift?

In this workshop, courageous leaders will “cross” three bridges to an equity centered SEL. More specifically, participants will have an opportunity to practice the social, emotional and cultural skills needed for this work, identify tools to establish equitable relationships and examine the opportunities to start this equity work in their communities.

Join Dr. Lorea Martinez, HEART in Mind Consulting and Adjunct at Columbia University Teachers College, and Mr. Michael Eatman, Inclusion Strategist and Founder of Culture7coaching for an engaging workshop that will support your growth and development as a courageous leader.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify emotions, thoughts, and values that guide your SEL practice
  • Practice tools to develop your cultural competence
  • Analyze how SEL can support inclusive and equitable relationships
  • Examine opportunities and challenges to center your work in equity
  • Plan 3-5 actions that can support your equity work at your school
  • Build a sense of community with other like-minded educators

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SEL in 2020: the second global online Karanga

Date: June 30, 2020

Location: Online


Join social-emotional learning educators and champions from around the world for this Global Karanga in support of SEL. Learn from policy makers, practitioners and researchers, and connect with an international community committed to SEL as a driver for education and societal change.