Professional and Continuing Education

Academic Experiences at a Professional Pace

We collaborate with leaders and organizations to support staff development and customize programs that meet critical needs and leverage our faculty’s deep and diverse expertise. We design each course to address the specific needs of professionals and practitioners. 

Customized Offerings

Working with our design team, school leaders can create a customized professional development experience for teachers within their school or district. These experiences can be held on site or online, with or without a university credits component.

Explore our offerings below or contact the Professional and Continuing Education Office to learn more. 

Ashana Hurd
Assistant Dean of Urban Outreach and Professional Development

Through our wide variety of high-quality, research informed professional development offerings, you will increase your efficacy, support your practice, and transform as a professional.
Ashana Hurd, Assistant Dean of Urban Outreach and Professional Development

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Geared towards teachers, paraprofessionals, school counselors and K-12 educators. 


 For all practitioners, from psychologists, LMHCs, and social workers. 

Higher Education

Short term offerings catered towards higher education administrators at every level.


We are excited to offer all of our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 programming virtually.

Featured Summer Offerings

Socially and Emotionally Competent Leadership

June 22nd, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Format: Workshop

As you prepare to reopen your school, this workshop will provide you with tools and reflective opportunities to integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies with your leadership practices. Socially and Emotionally Competent Leadership (SECL) occurs when leaders prioritize resources to support individual development and capabilities, validate the personal and professional well-being of staff, and create structures that access shared knowledge and enable shared decision making. Ultimately, when SECL leadership practices are implemented, adults will develop skills, vision and actions will align, and shared responsibility will build greater capacity.

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Post-Structural Narrative Therapy: “Storying” Practices in Helping Contexts

June 26th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Format: Workshop

n this workshop, Steve Gaddis and Mookie Manalili introduce “narrative therapy” and its philosophical Narrative Worldview orientation, ethics, and practices.  This non-pathologizing/totalizing worldview is grounded in an understanding of the constitutional nature of power; and the ways that people’s lives and relationships are constructed through stories. 

CEs for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW will be submitted for review to respective credentialing bodies.

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Disrupting the Narrative: Anti-Bias Tools for Texts

Tuesday, June 29, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Format: Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with the practical tools and reflective opportunities to evaluate and adjust classroom texts and instruction to address instances of bias. This online workshop series has been designed as a professional development opportunity for Pre-K-12 school-based leaders including principals, assistant principals, department heads, coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers.

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