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!


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 17-18, 2019 – Richmond, VA
Registration Deadline: October 7 (early bird through September 17)

November 11-12, 2019 – Nashville, TN
Registration Deadline: October 31 (Early Bird through October 11)

March 4-5, 2020 – Columbus, IN
Registration Deadline: February 21 (Early Bird through February 7)



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:

October 21-22, 2019
Hartford, CT

Registration Deadline: October 14 (early bird September 20 )

November 12-13, 2019
Ft. Wayne, IN

Registration Deadline: November 1 (early bird October 11)


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.

November 11-12, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

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