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WINGS Atlanta Delves Deep into SEL in the Workplace
Posted by 216f on April 10, 2015 · Flag
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, WINGS Atlanta conducted its final training workshop for full-time program staff and WINGSLeaders. Held at the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s training facility, our focus for the work of the day was to take lessons learned from the year and tie it into the “big picture” of the field of social-emotional learning (SEL).
Atlanta WINGers were treated to a presentation from Jessica Berlinski. Jessica works with educational organizations to build awareness and scale impact in Social-Emotional Learning, and as co-founder of If You Can, supported Electronic Arts’ founder in launching the first consumer video game designed to build emotional intelligence. She spoke about her work in connecting SEL and technology through gaming platforms, and more importantly, why she considers SEL to be so important in personal AND professional settings. Jessica was able to provide insights on trends in the workplace and new focus on character traits like emphathy and perserverance.
After a robust Q&A session, WINGSLeaders participated in small group discussion on how they apply SEL in their own lives and how they can use their strongest character traits to inform the field of work they plan to enter in the future.
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