Online Professional Development: Social and Emotional Learning Strategies

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Online Professional Development: Social and Emotional Learning Strategies

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This online professional development series was designed to help educators across the country center gender and racial equity in social-emotional learning (SEL), embody trauma-informed practices and prioritize wellness in their classrooms and programs. In this six-week training, educators will build an expansive community that prioritizes collective healing and collaboration. Please note this will be our only online full training this academic year.


How it Works

There are 6 weekly sessions:
Dates: TBD
Each session is two hours: 10am to 12pm Pacific/ 11am to 1pm Mountain/ 12pm to 2pm Central/ 1pm to 3pm Eastern

Each session is two hours:

Session 1: Brave Space
Session 2: Social-Emotional Learning
Session 3: Bias Intervention/Culturally Responsive Mindsets
Session 4: Trauma-Informed Practices
Session 5: Compassion Fatigue
Session 6: Healing Centered Engagement

Workshop Modules & Outcomes


Our gender and culturally responsive curriculum includes 93 lessons and focuses on five domains with lessons aligned to developmentally appropriate outcomes at three levels, Introductory, Developing, and Advanced.

It was developed in partnership with middle school girls in grades 6-8 from across the country, including Girls Athletics Leadership School in Denver and Los Angeles, The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in the Bronx and Astoria, and United Playaz and West Bay Pilipino Services Center in San Francisco to support the development, testing, and iteration of our lessons.

Girls Leadership Facilitators

Girls Leadership Program Managers, Regional Program Directors, Senior Director of Research & Sports Power Lab, and Chief Program Officer.



The full professional development series includes 6 live facilitated sessions and our updated SEL curriculum (93 lessons that center gender and racial equity)

Group Discount
10% off for groups of 3 or more from the same school or organization. Use discount code PDGROUP2022 at checkout.

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Need resources right now?

Try our 26 SEL check-ins to jump-start conversations and connections with the youth you serve. This resource is intended as a foundation to ground students in a brave space, with versions for in-person or distance learning.


Contact Us

We can customize a professional development training to meet your staff’s needs, whether you’re looking to run a single workshop, a half-day, full-day, or multi-day training. Email to learn more.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive credits for this professional development? 
If your supervising organization approves this professional development to meet CEUs, we can approve documentation that certifies your hours of participation.

Who is the professional development for? 
The sessions are designed for educators, administrators, district leaders, youth-serving professionals, counselors, and formal volunteers who work regularly with girls in grades 5-12.   

Can I train others to teach the curriculum? 
Completion of this professional development does not authorize individuals to sell the program or train others to teach it.