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Learning experiences and continuous improvement to support you as you help young people thrive.

Anyone who works with young people — educators, youth program workers, and community members — shares a common goal of helping young people thrive. Developed alongside youth-serving organizations, Search Institute’s practical solutions will help you assess where your organization is on its youth development journey, further your professional development goals, and strengthen your relationships with young people.

Learning Experiences

We offer several learning experiences that will inspire and equip you and your organization to help young people thrive.

Workshops. Our workshops deliver our foundational research and up-to-date data with a strong focus on contextualization. Attendees of Search Institute workshops leave empowered with relationship science and clear next steps to further their goals. You can attend an Open Enrollment workshop or bring them directly to your organization.

Keynotes. Search Institute leaders speak nationally and internationally at varied events; including conference keynotes, breakout sessions and more. Whether you need one presentation or would like to bundle keynotes with workshops, our thought leaders will bring research and relationship science to life for your organization.

The Essentials. Our Essentials package is a "train-the-trainer" style in-person workshop that will prepare staff from your organization to not only learn Search Institute research but deliver learning experiences to the rest of your staff. The Essentials includes: full curriculum, communication strategy and presentation support, and access to resources that will help them in their trainings.

Attend Our Workshops

Attend one of our Open Enrollment offerings on key topics regarding positive youth development.

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Bring Our Workshops to You

Bring Search Institute’s research-based learning experiences to your own organization with in-person or virtual workshops tailored to your needs.

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Book Our Speakers

Bring Search Institute thought leaders to your organization or event for keynotes or speaking engagements to empower and align your organization around the power of positive youth development.

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Continuous Improvement

We offer measurement tools, surveys, resources, and research-to-practice partnerships to support practitioners on their improvement journeys and to help organizations increase their impact on the young people they serve.

Measurement. When it comes to young people’s success, who they know is often as important as what they know. Our surveys are used by schools, organizations, coalitions, and programs that seek to understand young people’s lives through their strengths, supports, and resources. 

Research-to-Practice Partnerships. Beyond survey administration, Search Institute also offers data coaching and support that helps build organizational and practitioner capacity to collect, make meaning, and use data to inform ongoing work. Supports include data walkthroughs, facilitated focused conversations, and much more.

The Developmental Relationships Survey

This survey measures the effectiveness of relationships in a school or organization as a first step to being able to implement the kinds of solutions young people need to be and become their best selves.

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The Attitudes and Behaviors Survey

This survey gives a snapshot of the current experiences and perspectives of your adolescent youth in schools, programs, or communities.

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The Developmental Assets Profile

This survey profile is a reliable and valid assessment of the strengths, supports, and social-emotional factors that are essential for young people’s success in school and life.

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The Youth and Program Strengths Survey

This survey evaluates the quality of an in school- or community-based out-of-school time program.

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