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Mindsets University National SEL Conference

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida * July 11-12, 2019

Get Certified in Mindsets-Based SEL and Create an Amazing Culture where Students and Educators Thrive

Mindsets University is the only 2-day conference that combines mindsets-based personal and professional development, best practices for SEL, and a certification for attendees.

Leave inspired, empowered and with an implementation plan to bring mindsets-based SEL to your school or organization!


Attend Mindsets University
and you will learn how to…

Create a thriving culture

Promote positive relationships

Instill a climate of hope and a culture of empathy

Encourage accountability and a growth mindset

Increase student & teacher engagement

Improve teacher morale and retention

Reduce behavior issues and student apathy

Raise expectations and plan for success

Maximize Your Personal Success!

Every Participant Receives…

A great education on Mindsets-Based SEL

Proven strategies to implement sustainable SEL solutions

Best practices and ideas from renowned educational leaders

Inspirational personal and professional development

Take-home resources that include videos, games & activities

Networking and relationship building with like-minded educators

A certificate of completion recognizing your commitment to Mindsets-Based SEL

Who Should Attend Mindsets University...

Principals, Assistant Principals, and Administrative Leaders

School Counselors, Teachers, and Student Support Personnel

District leaders, Alternative Educators, and Community Based Youth Leaders

Members of teams addressing SEL, culture, climate, bullying, character, & discipline

Schools implementing 7 Mindsets, CASEL, PBIS, Second Step, and other SEL programs

Coming Soon: 2019 Speakers

Click here to see 2018 speakers

2018 Speakers & Sessions


Mindsets for a New Millennium

Keynote by Scott Shickler


How do you prepare students to succeed in a world that is changing faster than they are growing? Research proves that students thrive when schools implement a mindsets-based social and emotional learning program. Developing a positive school culture where students and staff feel safe, engaged and empowered is more important than ever. Scott will inspire you and share five things that hinder success and five things that can help every educator and student reach their ultimate potential.

Scott Shickler is a global expert on youth empowerment. He is the co-author of the 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on CNN.


Mindsets and Movements: Activating Youth Voice through Hip-Hop(e)

Keynote by Roberto Rivera


What if the key to helping students thrive was embedded within youth culture? What if educators could find a way to engage youth so powerfully that it increased academic achievement, cultivated social and emotional competence, and transformed communities in the process? In this talk, Roberto unveils Hip-Hop(e), an approach that centers on activating and sustaining authentic youth voice in classrooms and communities. Combining research, best practices, and case studies, audience members will experience personal and professional empowerment.

Roberto Rivera is a Research Collaborator at CASEL and a rising thought leader in social emotional learning. He carries a masters in Youth Development with a focus on Social Justice, Urban Education, and Hip-hop. Recently, Roberto gave the closing Keynote for SXSW Edu and is the chief empowerment officer at the 7 Mindsets company.

Create a Ridiculously Amazing
School Culture

Tracey Smith, Principal

Creating a positive culture is the most important task of a leadership team. Tracey will highlight how she created a thriving school using mindsets-based SEL. She'll share classroom activities, policy changes, pictures of student work, and of building modifications. Learn to create your own plan where both educators and students can thrive in and out of the classroom.

Empowering Parents in
the New Millennium

Jeff Waller, Co-author of The 7 Mindsets

In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for engaging parents in the mindsets-based SEL movement. Leveraging over a decade of research into what works best, Jeff will share new strategies for improving the school to home connection and creating parent advocates that help positively improve school culture.

Creating A Class
of Unicorns

Andrekka “AJ” Lanier, ACSW, MPA, Teacher

“AJ” teaches middle and high school students with a unique way of creating high levels of student attendance, engagement and performance. She creates “unicorns” inspiring students to recognize that they are each unique and she creates a safe environment for them to discuss their dreams, passions, and issues that matter to them. Come and learn how she inspires class after class to reach new levels.

We Are All Connected!

Barbara Vella, Principal

We are proudly entering our 4th year as a 7 Mindsets school! Each year we have grown in our knowledge of what social emotional learning is and best practices for reaching and teaching students, staff and parents. We will share some of our secrets to success in increasing student attendance, building student leaders, and connecting parents to our school community. Let us share our resources and best practices with you.

Impacting Elementary Students
from the Ground Up

Carrie Cornejo, Principal
Nikki Sirko, Assistant Principal

In this session, Carrie Cornejo and Nikki Sirko will present a case study of how their school is witnessing a transformation of mindset and outcomes with their student and staff. They will share the ups and downs of their journey, their implementation path, and the best practices they learned. Come prepared to see photos, samples of student work, and engage in a lively
discussion filled with Q & A.

The Connection Between SEL and Developmental Relationships

Joe Martinez, College and Career Coordinator

Students' relationships with adults and peers can positively or negatively impact their lives. Social and Emotional Learning initiatives, like 7 Mindsets, provide a strong platform for building positive, developmental relationships and outcomes for students. Learn three attitudes about relationships that are complimentary and beneficial to the SEL process.

Click to see more sessions!

IMPACTing Our Future: How the 7 Mindsets have come to life at Ayersville Schools

At Ayersville Local Schools, a rural district in Northwest Ohio, students are recognized daily for authentically demonstrating 7 Mindset characteristics inside and outside of the classroom. During this session, hear Ayersville administrators and teachers share their journey over the last 3 years and how the 7 Mindsets and the IMPACT program have helped transform their school culture.

Empowering Educators to
Live Your Best Life

In this session you will start to internalize the power of the 7 Mindsets. You will learn the essential elements of mindsets-based social and emotional learning along with a thorough understanding of the 7 Mindsets and the 28 learning objects that activate them. This session is engaging and interactive with lively discussions, videos, and crowd participation. You will explore the mindsets at a personal level by writing a life plan that will allow you to start taking intentional steps in direction of your dreams!


Chapa Middle School is a Title 1 campus with 60% of students on free/reduced lunch. CMS is in their 4th year of 7 Mindsets implementation. Come learn about their journey and how they are combining PBIS and mindsets to create a positive school culture. We have ideas such as Champion of the Month and our #7mindsetschallenge. We will also share some pictures of the awesome products our students and staff have created.

I'm Possible

Many students pass through the doors of Limon schools each day. Our vision is to help these students walk out those same doors with the inspired mindset of I’m Possible. The Limon Fab Four (Traci, Shirelle, Cheryl, & Rocky) will be presenting their school’s 7 Mindsets implementation plan which they believe is changing their school culture!

SEL Games that Develop Leaders

Scott Shickler presents a series of exciting, educational games that develop leadership skills and positive mindsets in students and staff. Games are an engaging way to anchor core SEL competencies like self and social awareness, relationship and decision-making skills, resilience, empathy and a growth mindset. Bring your “inner-child” to this inspirational session and play games proven to make teaching and learning SEL fun and meaningful.

The Past, Present, and Future of SEL

In this breakout, CASEL collaborator and researcher, Roberto Rivera discusses the history of what has made social and emotional learning a national and international phenomenon in public education. He will give a brief history of the movement, share an abbreviated overview of the research, and discuss current strategies to implement SEL systematically throughout the U.S.

2019 Mindsets University Tuition


Tuition, Materials & Certification

Also includes two nights at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort plus breakfast & lunch each day.



Early Bird Tuition, Materials & Certification
(Register by March 31, 2019)

Also includes two nights at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort plus breakfast & lunch each day.

Special Resort Options!!!

Option 1) Upgrade to your own resort room with a king bed or two queen beds for an additional $55 per night for July 10 & July 11, 2019 (subject to availability).

Option 2) Come to Orlando early or stay longer with our special pre/post conference rate of only $110 per night for a king bed or two queen bed resort room. Rates are available up to 3-days prior to event or 3-days after event (subject to availability).


Mindsets University National SEL Conference

Orlando, FL

July 11-12, 2019

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819

Tuition $895 inc. Resort


Mindsets University 1-Day Regional Event

Denver, CO

June 20, 2019

Professional Learning Conference Center

15771 East 1st Avenue Aurora, CO 80011

Tuition $400

Get Certified in Mindsets-Based SEL and Create an Amazing Culture where Students and Educators Thrive

Register for Mindsets University Today!


Numerous independent studies have validated the 7 Mindsets impact in Achievement, Student Behavior and Grit & Resilience.

Mindsets University

Weekend events that inspire educators personally and professionally, + tools to up-level classrooms and communities.


100's of lessons and 1,000's of resources for the classroom that teach the non-cognitive skills young people need to live fulfilling, successful lives.

& Mentoring

We provide trainings, custom implementation plans, coaching followups and school partnerships for exchanging best practices.

Unified School

A holistic series of practices that balance lessons, language, programming and planning to successfully integrate 7 Mindsets across culture.