Children at School

SEL & Leadership

Vital now, more than ever 

A Call to Action

In response to the uncertainty brought about by COVID, START has launched a new SEL & Leadership initiative for educators designed to provide you with an opportunity to rekindle your enthusiasm for teaching, advance your own professional leadership skills, and build the leadership mindset, skill set, and meaningful connections your students need to take the lead in their own lives and to navigate their path with purpose. 

Whether online or in person, START’s proven leadership framework can be easily embedded into your class or counseling routines to build essential life and leadership experiences for students.

We're inspired by the tremendous response to our invitation to the Education community to participate in our Tier 1 and Tier 2 Training Classes. And although the Tier 3 class is now full, we're preparing to launch Tier 4.

We invite you to learn more about the course and see if it's right for you.


In Tier 4, we are enrolling forward thinking participants who are not only interested in integrating the elements of SEL, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, and Character Education into a holistic experience for students, but are also committed to championing this work with their colleagues in their school, district, and beyond. Join us in learning how to fosters the mindset, skill set, and meaningful connections students need to discover who they are, what they care about, and where they can contribute in their school, community, and the world.


If you are interested in participating, you can begin the process by telling us about yourself and your program. The course is offered at no charge to those who qualify. Use this form to apply.  We look forward to connecting!

"Teachers - Please consider this opportunity. It's a great way to develop your leadership skills, converse with like-minded folks, meet people from across the globe, and spend time intentionally implementing SEL and leadership into your course work (with feedback and guidance along the way).


I participated in Tier 1 and couldn't recommend this experience more!"


- Kyle Sheahon

Director of Athletics and Physical Education at

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago

Apply Here

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START Leadership's proven model

Proven results with over

8 years of primary research

Created for immediate 

and sustainable results

Built with both teachers and students 

in mind to combat initiative fatigue while 

providing students with the tools they need

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START’s 5-step, Leadership approach, effective for educators and parents,  is proven to build the Responsibility, Resilience and Resourcefulness students need to Lead Well, Be Well, and Do Well in today’s highly competitive, rapidly changing, and uncertain world.

At every school age, START offers a positive, productive, and highly effective framework that is proven to foster the Mindset, Skill Set, and Meaningful Connections kids need to discover who they are, what they care about, and where they can collaborate and contribute in their classroom, family, community and the world.