Emotional Intelligence & Social and Emotional Learning

From Theory to Practice, to Impact


Marc Brackett

Yale Professor and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Timothy Shriver

Co-founder and Board Chair of CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) and Chair of the Special Olympics

Sponsored by the Yale Club of Washington DC

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Dinner: reception-style buffet dinner with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Metro: Dupont Circle

Marc Brackett on “Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Practice”

Emotions can either positively or negatively influence learning, decision making, relationships, health, creativity, and performance. In Professor Brackett’s presentation, he will: (1) describe his Center’s large-scale studies on children’s and adults’ emotional lives, (2) share the model of emotional intelligence developed at Yale, (3) present the Center’s “RULER” approach to developing emotional intelligence which has reached over 1.5 million children and adults, and (4) teach strategies and tools to develop emotional intelligence from his new book, Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive, which will be available for purchase during the event.


Timothy Shriver on “Social and Emotional Learning and Its Impact”

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is defined as “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” As Board Chair of CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), Tim will speak about the history of SEL, the work of CASEL, and the profound impact that SEL has on children’s and adults’ lives.



March 18, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Friends Meeting of Washington

2111 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

$60.00 USD

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