9:00 am - 12:00 pm
SEL Academy: SEL VI – Empathetic Communication, Strong Relationships
Prerequisites: Foundations in SEL, Afterschool professionals from a PSELI pilot school, Prime Time Registry ID
Empathy is a social and emotional competency that is often challenging to embody in a context of competing demands, misbehavior and misunderstanding. In this training, participants will learn basic mindfulness tools to deepen listening, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, and build more positive, win-win relationships. Participants will also learn to model empathetic communication in different segments of the Afternoon Meeting, and to apply positive instructor language in their program.
- Distinguish between empathy, sympathy, compassion.
- Explore empathetic, non-violent and positive communication tools to improve interpersonal relationships with diverse cultural/ethnic groups.
- Apply reinforcing, reminding and redirecting language in various staff-youth scenarios.
- Practice using restorative questions and circle protocols to build inclusion while dealing with challenges.