Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

Anyone can join us for these engaging, action-orientated open-enrollment professional development workshops held at various locations across the United States. Check below to see what’s coming up!


NEW: Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships

Live Online Workshop

This interactive workshop explores both of Search Institute’s research-based frameworks: Developmental Assets® and developmental relationships. This workshop will provide participants with a foundational understanding of both these frameworks and ways to use them to foster positive youth development.

Available on the following dates:

August 3-4, 2020- FULL

August 17-18, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 13 (Early Bird pricing through August 3)



Developmental Relationships-Bring Intention to Practice

Live Online Workshop

Many youth-serving professionals–especially youth from marginalized communities–face challenges in forming well-rounded relationships that connect with the diverse needs of youth. In this live, online training, you’ll learn to be intentional and inclusive in strengthening developmental relationships with young people.

Available on the following dates:

July 27-28, 2020
Registration Deadline: July 23 (Early Bird pricing through July 13)



Getting Relationships Right


A Workshop for Leaders Who Want to Create Schools and Programs Where All Young People Experience Developmental Relationships

Developmental Relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, gain abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to interact with and contribute to the world around them. This workshop lays the foundation for youth-serving organizations to introduce and begin implementing Search Institute’s Developmental Relationship framework. Participants will leave ready to be more intentional and inclusive in building developmental relationships with and among young people.

Available on the following dates:

October 5-6, 2020 – Minneapolis, MN
Registration Deadline: September 23 (Early Bird through September 5)


Rescheduled: August 10-11, 2021 – Glastonbury, CT
Registration Deadline: July 31 (Early Bird through July 11)

Rescheduled: June 15-16, 2021 – Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America)





Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers & Facilitators

Join us for the energizing two-day Essentials of Asset Building for Trainers and Facilitators workshop. This training will prepare you to deliver two core Search Institute designed workshops to your own community: Everyone’s an Asset Builder and Sharing the Asset Message. Developmental Assets® are the experiences, opportunities, skills, and qualities that help young people make responsible and healthy choices. Research has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets® young people have in their lives, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming a happy, healthy, and contributing member of their communities and society.

Available on the following dates:

 Minneapolis, MN- Cancelled
New Dates Coming Soon



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Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships


This 2-day workshop, designed for teams of 2 or more, will teach you how to bring Keep Connected to your community, school or program – and give you the tools for success! Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being. These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives. But great family relationships don’t just happen. Keep Connected offers all kinds of families–and organizations that support them–ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships. Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves.

 Postponed- New Dates Coming Soon


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Can’t attend one of these dates? Contact us about bringing a workshop to you or visit our open enrollment workshop FAQ page.