Success in life is can be attributed, in part, to one's social-emotional intelligence. It is with that understanding that the Institute provides social-emotional consultation and instruction to family, corporate, healthcare, and educational organizations. Additionally, the Institute is a trusted resource for reference materials related to social and emotional learning.
As a speaker, consultant, and group facilitator, Dr. Dunkelblau has shared his insights into the psychological and physiological benefits of laughter with a variety of audiences. Throughout the United States and Canada, he has spoken to groups, large and small, about the power of laughter and its value as the “best medicine.” His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, USA Weekend, and on CNN.
Through workshops and presentations, Dr. Dunkelblau addresses a wide range of humor-related topics. He can teach practitioners, employers and educators how to incorporate humor into health care practices, the workplace, or the classroom. Health and well-being, problem-solving skills, work morale and productivity, can all be improved through humor and laughter. The Institute also offers a number of more generalized programs, including:
· A six-part series on social-emotional parenting; · Year-long groups in school teaching social-emotional skills to students; · One, two, four, and eight-hour training programs for business and education; · Handbook of social-emotional learning; · Supervisor Training in social-emotional learning – three 3-hour sessions; · 90-minute presentation on Wellness for Corporations on integrating and delivering social-emotional services to the workforce; · Parent retreat weekends.
To provide additional detail, a variety of sample programs are outlined below. For more information or to discuss scheduling, please contact Dr. Dunkelblau directly at:
The Institute for Social-Emotional Learning 3041 Rennes, Suite 1 Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Does Your Child Have What It Takes To Succeed? Overview: Give children an answer and they succeed for the moment. Teach them to think and they succeed all their lives.
Our children are regularly faced with the problems of violence and drug abuse, as well as the challenge of performing well in school. Emotional intelligence prepares them to meet these challenges. Emotional intelligence refers to our ability to handle our emotions and social relationships, which allow us to succeed in our lives.
Through emotionally intelligent parenting, parents explore their own and their children’s emotions in creative ways. The children, in turn, are then prepared to make healthy, effective and emotionally intelligent decisions. This is an enjoyable, gratifying (journey/process) for the whole family. This program will address:
· Improving your child’s school performance · Reducing conflicts at home · Talking so your children will think · Teaching your children to make healthy choices
Who Should Attend? Parents, teachers, school administrators; counselors; psychologists; family therapists; social workers; clergy; youth workers; pediatricians; and childcare professionals. _____________________________________________________________________________ Social-Emotional Learning in Schools
Overview: In his groundbreaking book “Emotional Intelligence”, Daniel Goleman writes that social/emotional skills account for up to 80% of success in life. Emotional Intelligence describes our ability to motivate ourselves toward a positive goal, to understand and manage our own emotions and impulses, and to handle the emotions of others, building a positive relationship. These skills enhance the problem-solving and decision-making abilities of students, improve their relationship satisfaction, and maximize their potential in school and other relationships. This program will be designed to enhance the social and emotional literacy of all students. It is anticipated that school faculty and staff will also benefit. Social-emotional learning involves 5 basic competencies as described by Daniel Goleman in his best-selling book Emotional Intelligence.
· Identifying our emotions · Appropriately expressing our feelings · Motivating toward a positive goal · Recognizing and understanding the feelings of others · Developing positive relationships
The development of these skills will allow students to control their impulses, make healthy decisions, and create positive relationships. These abilities have been identified as primary determinants of success at work, at school, and at home.
Who Should Attend? Teachers, school administrators; counselors; psychologists; family therapists; social workers; clergy; youth workers; pediatricians; and childcare professionals. _____________________________________________________________________________ Violence, TV, Sex, and the Internet: A Guide to Responsible Parenting
Overview: Did you know that at a touch of a button, your child could access sexually oriented materials or hate group information without you every knowing? Through TV and the Internet, society’s problems can come directly into our homes. For the first time in our history, our children have unlimited access to uncensored, potentially dangerous information.
A parent’s job is to guide, nurture and protect their children. It is vital that all parents learn effective ways to help their children be safe in our “high tech” world. With that in mind, the Institute has created a dynamic workshop that focuses on practical ways to address these concerns. The title of the workshop is “Violence, TV, Sex and the Internet: A Guide to Responsible Parenting” and will be presented by renowned psychologist, Dr. Maurice Elias, author of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting with an introduction by Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, Director of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning.
The workshop will teach parents effective ways to talk with their children, monitor what information they are exposed to, and set clear appropriate expectations for TV and computer use. This workshop will also help parents to take advantage of the many opportunities that will arise with their children to foster emotionally intelligent growth and increase responsible decision-making behavior.
Who Should Attend? Parents and day care providers. ______________________________________________________________________________ Safe School Programming Overview: Children and adolescents should not be afraid to be in school. Unfortunately, a large proportion of our students experience fear or anxiety because of threats, challenges, and intimidation from other students. They also fear for their safety from aggressive or violent peers and adults...and often these students suffer these fears in silence. Much has been written addressing the need for safe schools. A major focus has been on external means such as installing metal detectors and video monitors, as well as increasing armed police presence. It is the focus of this conference to guarantee that school is a safe environment by building safeguards between and among students and faculty. This 2-day workshop is designed for educators and school mental health personnel to help them understand the nature of bullying and why it is vital to address this concern in schools. This topic is so important that the Illinois Legislature has approved of a law requiring every school to have an anti-bullying policy and a program of response (Public Act 92-0260).
At this hands-on program, participants will learn about effective policies and programs and, as part of the conference, will draft an anti-bullying policy for their respective schools. The program utilizes didactic presentation, small group workshops, and open-space meeting formats. (For those not familiar with open-space format, it is an innovative method for participants to get their unique needs met and to share perspectives and points-of-view.) Data collected from students at area schools will also be presented and utilized.
Who Should Attend? Teachers, school administrators; counselors; psychologists; family therapists; social workers; clergy; youth workers; pediatricians; and childcare professionals. ____________________________________________________________________________
Programs can be custom-designed based on the needs and type of your organization. The length of the programs can also vary, from 1-hour to several days. For your convenience, some of the more popular: customizable programs are categorized below:
1. School-Based Consultation
· Develop social-emotional learning curriculum · Develop anti-bullying safe school initiatives · Teacher consultation and training for social-emotional skill building and character development · Speaker programs for institute and in-service days · Humor in the Classroom · EQ vs. IQ · Helping parents be Emotionally Intelligent · Clinical consultation to school social workers, psychologists, counselors
2. Corporate Consultation · Emotionally Intelligent Management Strategies · Developing Emotionally Intelligent Teams · Managing Change · Problem-Solving For Fun And Profit · Stress Management Through Humor · Conflict Management Training · Communication & Effectiveness
3. Healthcare Consultation · Humor, Health and Stress Management · The Emotionally Intelligent Physician · Communication in the Clinic · Dealing with “problem patients”
4. Programs of General Interest · The Psychology of Shopping · Humor & Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Dunkelblau can also present workshops on the more serious issue of societal violence and how to best prevent it. A topical subject that is proved more pressing by news reports from around the country, societal violence is an endemic problem that can and should be addressed. The Institute has researched and developed proven methods for doing just that.
To discuss the many programs offered by the Institute, please contact Dr. Dunkelblau by phone at 847-803-6166; by fax at 847-781-2663; by e-mail; or by standard mail at 3041 Rennes, Suite 1, Northbrook, IL 60062.
The Institute for Social-Emotional Learning | 3041 Rennes, Suite 1, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 | Tel: 847-803-6166