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Leading Social and Emotional Programs in Response to COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic brings to the forefront the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) and competencies (SEC) not only in dealing with the present crisis, but in confronting the upcoming transitions faced by organizational leaders. SEL is going to be needed as a focus and SEC needed for effective leadership and are therefore important considerations as leaders manage the current situation and plan and execute transitions into the next phases that result from the governance of this global phenomenon. It is clear that organizational leaders will have to focus on how to function through trauma-informed guidance.

This course has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to engage educational leadership doctoral students in learning that will result in a broad knowledge of social and emotional learning theory and frameworks, strategies and skills necessary to identify, interpret, and apply social and emotional competencies and skills in an organizational setting, and engage in applicable research to determine how these can be applied to their own context.


Dana Godek, Ed.D., Policy and Research Associate at CASEL

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