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Professional Development Workshops to Help All Young People Thrive

Our professional learning experiences are designed for teachers, counselors, staff at youth programs, and anyone who works with young people. These focused virtual and in-person workshops are designed to educate and empower educators and leaders seeking to deepen their relationships with young people and advance equity. 

Many of our workshops are based on Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships and Developmental Assets® Framework, a research-driven understanding of the elements that help young people develop resilience in the face of adversity and embrace new opportunities and growth.

"For me, my biggest take away is to make sure I care for my students and to make sure that they know they are cared for. It allowed me to reevaluate myself and intentions with the work that I do."
Participant Intentional Relationships workshop

Professional Learning Workshops for Your Organization’s Needs

Organizations and practitioners who want to build relationships that help young people thrive look to Search Institute for professional learning opportunities. Our research and practitioner-informed workshops are designed for districts, schools, youth-serving organizations, and community-based initiatives seeking to build professional and organizational capacities, promote positive youth development, and advance equity.

Our learning experiences reflect the most current findings on effective strategies to build and support relationships between youth and adults in many organizational settings. They create a common language across an organization, empower staff, and support everyone to embrace relationship building as the roots of resilience and thriving for all young people.

Anyone who works with youth — teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, youth group leaders, mentors, clergy — can discover new skills, resources, tools, and knowledge in Search Institute’s highly engaging workshops.

Bring Search Institute to You

Schedule a workshop for your team at a time that works best for you, and we can deliver the experience virtually or in person. Workshops are a half-day or a full day in duration. Learn about how you can bring a workshop to your organization by filling out the form below.

Attend an Open Enrollment Workshop

In addition, individuals or small teams can register for and attend pre-scheduled virtual and in-person workshops offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. View a schedule of upcoming workshops below.

"I feel like this framework may make doing equity work in my district more meaningful to staff who have been slower to come around to the importance of doing equity work with our families."
Participant Engaging Families workshop

Current Open Enrollment Workshops

Build your capacity to create relational spaces for all young people! Search Institute has professional learning opportunities that will help you prioritize positive youth development in your everyday practice. 

Location Price Registration Ends Register
JUL 22-23, 2024 Intentional Relationships Virtual $275 7/18/24
JUL 30-31, 2024 Igniting Sparks Virtual $245 7/25/24
AUG 5-6, 2024 Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many Virtual $245 8/1/24
AUG 8-9, 2024 Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers and Facilitators Registration for this event is FULL $795 7/26/24
AUG 12-13, 2024 Inclusive Relationships Virtual $245 8/8/24
OCT 17-18, 2024 Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers and Facilitators Oct 2024 Mall of America, Executive Center 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 $795 10/7/24

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Learn how you can bring a workshop to your organization by filling out this form.