A first-of-its-kind, year-long training for educational leaders to integrate mindfulness-based social, emotional, academic and ethical learning into schools and school systems worldwide.
With a compassionate learning community and leaders in the fields of education, research, contemplative neuroscience, and resilience, we will be accessing the best evidence-based practices, curricula, and strategies for systemic educational transformation. With this year of training, both on campus and online, educational leaders will be better equipped to:
Cultivate self-care and community-care, utilizing practices for developing resilience, focus, and wellness.
Interpret and integrate decades of research and theoretical knowledge in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness practices and neuroscience for practical application.
Understand and more skillfully work with stress and trauma in students, teachers, and communities.
Hold an equity lens by integrating restorative and culturally sustaining pedagogical practices into one's work.
Engage in a cycle of continuous improvement and data-driven decision-making.
Linda lantieri, ma
Senior Program Advisor for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Teachers College.
daniel rechtshaffen, ma, lmft
Author of The Mindful Education Workbook, and founding director of Mindful Education, leading mindfulness in schools trainings worldwide.
meena Srinivasan, MA, NBCT
Author of Teach, Breathe, Learn, works with CASEL to implement SEL system-wide in the Oakland Unified School District.
Key Dates & Program Structure
Retreat Dates: July 27-29, 2018, July 14-19, 2019. Retreats will be held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
In this year-long program within an experiential learning community, you will journey through:
Two intensive in person retreats at the Omega Institute
Small ongoing virtual cohort meeting groups
Monthly webinars with a core teaching team
Monthly webinars with expert guest lecturers
Ongoing mindfulness training throughout the year
Online platform with weekly content
Group-supported implementation of a strategic and systemic action plan unique to one’s context.
Direct experience with experts in the field of SEL, mindfulness, and contemplative neuroscience, including various approaches and best practices in these fields.
An experience of embodying social, emotional and ethical development in the company of a like minded community.
This Program is For...
- School Administrators
- Teachers who are or aspire to be educational leaders
- Social Emotional Learning personnel in districts/schools
- Instructional coaches and Other Specialists
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support coaches
- Mental Health Personnel and Special Education Providers
- SEL, Mindfulness, Restorative Practices, & After School Program Providers
Tuition for the yearlong Transformative Educational Leadership program is $3495, plus accommodations at the Omega Institute purchased separately.
A limited amount of scholarships will be available upon request. Please specify in your application if you are in need.
See here for lodging details. The first in-person session for TEL (July 27-29, 2018) is a 'weekend retreat.' The second in-person session (July 14-19, 2019) is a 5-day program.