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Unlock your full potential with our COD SEL Fellowship program. Our unique approach to learning will help you to grow personally and professionally.

Enhance your career and join our community of exceptional individuals.

Program Overview

LEAD CHANGE!, Cultures of Dignity Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Fellowship is a virtual program designed for educators and administrators who want to grow in SEL leadership development and create or enhance a culture of belonging in their schools.

This comprehensive fellowship integrates social-emotional learning (SEL) into existing school systems by focusing on the core elements of dignity. Participants will engage in sessions that cover key SEL topics such as dignity, navigating social dynamics, emotional awareness, self-regulation, and reasonable expectations. The fellowship provides theoretical understanding, practical examples, and explicit instruction to equip educators with knowledge and tools.

Through the fellowship, participants will partner one on one with Cultures of Dignity to address a specific SEL need in their school community and collaborate with their leadership team to develop and implement a high-functioning SEL program rooted in the elements of dignity. The fellowship offers a transformative learning experience that positively impacts school culture and supports students’ social-emotional well-being.

Fellowship Benefits

Our fellowship program is a unique opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to accelerate your career. Here are just a few of the benefits:

 •  Our program attracts exceptional individuals from around the world. You will have the opportunity to learn from and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
 •  You will also have access to a broad network of professionals and experts in your field which will give you the opportunity to build lasting relationships with your peers.

Professional Learning Opportunities:
 • As a fellow, you will receive ongoing training and development opportunities. Professional learning will include one-on-one support and feedback on your project implementation as well as access to resources to help you succeed.

Career Advancement:
 •  Our program will give you the skills and experience necessary to accelerate your career. You will be exposed to new ideas, gain new skills, and develop a deep understanding of your field.

Who Should Apply?

Our fellowship program is designed for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the world and are dedicated to creating spaces that are inclusive, equitable and promote belonging.

Ideal candidates have:

 •   A strong academic background
 •   Experience or interest in SEL and education
 •   A desire to learn and develop new skills
 •   A commitment to making a positive impact

Fellowship Timeline

Our fellowship program is a one-year, part-time program that runs from August to March. Here’s what you can expect:

You will begin your fellowship with an orientation and welcome week. You will also take part in seminars and workshops to develop your skills.

You will continue your coursework, professional learning, one-on-one support. You will gain field experience through our Global Strategic Implentation Innovation Challenge – a chance to put your skills to the test and make a real impact.

February – March
You will complete your final project and participate in a capstone event. You will also attend leadership development sessions and prepare for your next steps.

Fellowship Breakdown


•   Understand the concept of dignity and its distinction from respect
•   Gain tools and skills for teaching and modeling the 10 elements of dignity in everyday life
•   Conduct research, implement campus needs assessment and identify high-priority SEL needs

PArt 2:
Develop ideas
(Navigating Social Dynamics)

•  Explore social dynamics and their impact on students
•  Gain tools for teaching students how to navigate social dynamics
•  Develop SEL implementation ideas and assessments to collect SEL dataty SEL needs

Part 3:
Create a solution
(Emotional Awareness)

•  Understand emotional awareness and gain tools to support you in teaching it explicitly
•  Learn to incorporate teachable moments and gain tools to implicitly teach emotional awareness
•  Create and implement a school-wide systemic campus plan for SEL

Part 4:

•  Deep dive into self-regulation and its importance
•  Tools for teaching self-regulation explicitly
•  Evaluating the implementation structure by reviewing collected data, making appropriate changes and measuring SEL standards

Part 5:
(Reasonable Expectations)

•  Understand the concept of dignity and its distinction from respect
•  Gain tools and skills for teaching and modeling the 10 elements of dignity in everyday life
•  Conduct research, implement campus needs assessment and identify high-priority SEL needs


“I think that Cultures of Dignity is a essential part of our positive growth at EA. It is necessary to have more training for all in Dignity.”
“This seriously was so helpful! The guided workbook was amazing in helping keep us on track and really think about what we want to see within our building.”
“The structure of the sessions were helpful. Definitely value having time to work with and discuss with my team. I also liked having time to ask questions to other schools.”

Tuition & Bonuses

Invest in your growth and transform your approach to social-emotional learning with our comprehensive program. By enrolling, you gain access to a wealth of resources that will propel your journey toward excellence. Our fellowship will equip you with a robust toolkit to foster emotional well-being, build strong connections, and cultivate a culture of dignity within your community. With all these invaluable resources at your fingertips, the value far exceeds the investment.

Join us on this transformative journey and unlock the true potential of emotional learning.

Act now to secure your spot and unlock a wealth of resources to revolutionize your emotional learning approach. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to propel your professional development and elevate the social and emotional well-being of those you serve!

Invest in yourself

        Bi-Weekly Feedback and review

We won’t just hand you the tools and leave you to the wolves. Every other week you will have the opportunity to submit your work for feedback and critique. This is the opportunity to get experienced eyes on your SEL implementation plan and receive personalized feedback. This is where we will take a look at any assets you’ve created for your project, assessments, initiatives…etc

        Monthly one-on-one Coaching calls

Every month you will schedule a one-on-one coaching call with a COD facilitator. This is where you will discuss strategy, dive deep into your specific questions, address any mindset challenges, and fix any issues that may have arisen in your implementation plan.

        Templates, Handouts, Slide Decks

Streamline your planning and delivery with our collection of professionally designed templates, slide decks, handouts, and supplementary materials. These resources will enhance your presentations, workshops, and discussions, ensuring maximum engagement and impact.

        Complete Emotional learning resource bundle

Unlock a treasure trove of curated materials that encompass the breadth and depth of emotional learning. From practical strategies to engaging activities, this bundle provides a wealth of resources to support your implementation of SEL practices.

        Professional Learning

Expand your horizons and tap into a wealth of professional learning experiences. Through our program, you’ll gain access to workshops, webinars, and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Collaborate, share insights, and grow together as you connect with a vibrant community of educators and leaders.

        Tiny Guide License

Immerse yourself in a world of bite-sized wisdom with our exclusive Tiny Guide subscription. Delve into various topics, gather insights, and receive ongoing inspiration. These guides are crafted to empower you with actionable tips and strategies for fostering emotional growth.

        Strategic Implementation Guide

Gain a blueprint for success with our comprehensive COD Strategic Implementation Guide. This invaluable resource provides step-by-step guidance on effectively integrating the Core Cultures of Dignity approach into your educational setting. Save time, streamline your efforts, and make a lasting impact.

Early Bird Pricing – $1350
Apply before July 22nd, 2023 and lock in the early bird tuition price!
International School Discount – $1450
For schools outside of the U.S
Group Pricing – $1250
Receive a discounted tuition price if 4 or more sign up from the same school/organization
General Tuition – $1500
VIP Tuition allows you to receive all the general bonuses plus weekly 1-1 coaching sessions with COD facilitators as well as extended access to resources even after the fellowship is over.