DAA SEAL Trainings
Denver’s SEAL (social, emotional and academic learning) initiative is excited to offer these Bite-Size virtual workshops in partnership with StandUP.
Workshops are 1-hour in length
Workshops will be held via Zoom
Small group sizes (max of 12)
Content was created by StandUP in partnership with SEAL
Workshops will be led by StandUP-trained facilitators
All workshops will include content and discussions related to addressing these topics in the current landscape of virtual learning and the coronavirus pandemic
ACKNOWLEDING and VALIDATING
WE ALL WANT TO FEEL SEEN AND HEARD. In this workshop, we will learn the powerful communication skills of acknowledging and validating. When we communicate this way, others feel valued and respected and are more likely to build trust. We will also explore the opposite side of these skills, examining the potential impact. As part of our time together, we will consider the particular importance of this skills during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 29 | 10:00 – 11:00
June 16 | 1:00 – 2:00
What does it mean to BELONG? In this workshop, we will explore the importance of belonging for the young people in your program and will discuss the barriers to experiencing this feeling. What gets in the way? How do these barriers impact behavior? What can you do about it? As part of this virtual session, we will also address ways to increase a sense of belonging in an online environment.
June 2 | 11:00 – 12:00
June 10 | 1:00 – 2:00
June 19 | 10:00 – 11:00
EMPATHY MATTERS. Practicing empathy is a cornerstone of social-emotional learning. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experience empathy, explore the definition of this word, and dive into how to-create an empathy-filled space for the young people you work with. We will also touch on what empathy looks like in our current online environment.
May 27 | 10:00 – 11:00
June 9 | 1:00 – 2:00
June 25 | 10:00 – 11:00
PROBLEM SOLVING IS A MUSCLE. As adults, we can support young people in developing this muscle. In this workshop, we will consider all the ways to approach a challenge or a problem (you may have some insights for yourself!). We will explore common things we do as adults that hinder young people from learning to problem-solve and will learn nine strategies for helping them develop this skill. We will also discuss how to use these strategies in our current virtual environment.
June 1 | 10:00 – 11:00
June 11 | 10:00 – 11:00
PAUSING GIVES US POWER. Have you ever found yourself showing up in a way that is less than your best? You are extra reactionary with the youth in your program? You snap at your co-workers? The voice in your head screams "I'm DONE!"? In this workshop we will talk about what leads to these reactions and how to develop your awareness and PAUSE before you get to this point. When we learn this invaluable skill, we show up as our best more often, making the positive impact we want to make. During our time together we will also consider the importance of pausing as we all navigate the new landscape of our lives created by the coronavirus pandemic.
June 4 | 10:00 – 11:00
June 18 | 10:00 – 11:00
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
YOUR ACTIONS HAVE AN IMPACT. In this workshop, we will consider all the different ways we can respond to common scenarios in youth development. The response you choose will inevitably have in impact on the youth in your program as well as your co-workers and others you may interact with. When we are intentional about our actions, we can maximize our chance of making a positive impact on those we care about. This workshop will also include scenarios related to the current virtual environment.
May 28 | 11:00 – 12:00
June 16 | 10:00 – 11:00
June 23 | 10:00 – 11:00