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Where resiliency & learning develop naturally.

This 2-day Building Trusted Spaces training offers a transformative approach to building strong, joyful, connected school communities and workplaces with this unique, evidence informed experiential training.

Join others from across our education ecosystem for a transformative training program brought to you by All It Takes, the producers of A Trusted Space, Redirecting Grief to Growth, and Meeting The Moment. This professional development program provides support for anyone in our education ecosystem redirecting the social, emotional, and mental health challenges that are exponentially rising post pandemic. 


It is time to engage, to interact, and to create trusted atmospheres in our educational system. Building Trusted Spaces provides skills for you to guide your staff and peer group through this powerful experiential learning program.

Research results are unanimous; trusted relationships are the single most important asset humans need to support their social, emotional, and mental health. This powerful training takes what we know and translates it to what we do, in real time. 

As research cites, trusted relationships are one significant antidote to the stressors our youth and adults are experiencing.  These relationships are the catalyst for developing resilience, efficacy, responsibility, compassion, empathy, positive decision making skills, and fundamental identity development. Educators have rarely had the training and experience to navigate such emotional times with their students and are often expected to just do it, and do it well. 

Good intentions are real; staff often believe they provide an atmosphere of trust while what students experience is the opposite. Becoming aware of this disconnect can completely change the dynamic in a classroom and the culture on a campus. 

The essence of social-emotional learning, (SEL), develops naturally in atmospheres of trust. Trust is built most effectively when an SEL lens is genuinely embedded into all interactions with our youth and one another. As critical as we know this is, achieving it continues to be challenging.


Shifting paradigms, mindsets, and traditional classroom delivery styles often is met with resistance. The Building Trusted Spaces PD program positively influences over 95% of those participating, even most naysayers.


Training Highlights

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The Science

  • Brain reaction to emotional stressors and trauma 


  • Stressors impact us as well as students


Start With

  • Personal well being is a function of our capacity to support students

  • The 5 Adult SEL Muscles to elevate your life, in and out of work


Trusted Spaces

  • Build trust while maintaining authority

  • Atmospheres that create healing and learning naturally

  • Tangible activities that can be used immediately with both staff and students.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in service of youth or in the education ecosystem:

  • Educators

  • Educational Trainers 

  • SEL leads

  • SEL champions

  • Counselors

  • Psychologists

  • Mental health workers

  • SRO teams

  • Parent Leadership Groups

  • Leaders in Classified Positions

  • New Teacher Support

  • Teacher/Department Leads

What Participants Can Count On

  • Professional as well as personal value

  • Research based concepts and tools

  • Skills and insights that can be used immediately with those you serve

  • Materials and assets that make the training you do turn key and fun

  • Two days unlike any you’ve ever spent in an education based PD

  • Catered breakfast and lunch each day

  • Certificate of completion

The Training Atmosphere

  • Engaging and fun - no time for boredom!

  • Building trust is modeled, not just spoken about

  • Interactive - learning is best when both the right
    and left side of the brain is engaged

  • Challenging - school is hard & we got you!


The Impact of Building Trusted Spaces:

"It was one of the best, if not best conference I’ve ever been to and I’ve been in education 20 years so that’s very telling."

- Jill Lewis, Counselor

"This is such important work that was framed in a new way- that feels doable and relevant to current times."

-  Jill Scorby, Counselor

"I wish this was a requirement for our school counselors."

 Elizabeth Dinh, Assistant Principal

"I enjoyed all of the activities - it’s great to see the community building as we went along."

- Eileen Higgins, Program Specialist

“We don’t ask teachers to teach calculus without

them learning high level math, we need to treat

embedded SEL the same. Our students need us to embed SEL traits into our work with them, we need

to teach HOW to do this.”

"I’ve been in education sixteen years. This is by far the best training I have ever received. The information was incredible. All of the presenters are engaging, knowledgeable, personable, and you can tell they believe in what they are doing."

You Can do This for Your School Community

  • ​We start with the science of stress and trauma and relate it to their journey in real time

  • We start with the adult and focus on their wellbeing

  • They will rediscover their ‘why.’ 

  • They will embrace their own well being as a function of their capacity to do the same for their students and staff

  • They will recognize their own SEL Muscle strengths and areas for growth. 

  • Viscerally understand what it takes to build trust 

  • Fundamentally understand the impact of trauma and other stressors on both adults and students

  • Accept the fact that one does not have to be a mental health worker to create atmospheres where healing and learning happen naturally


Time, Place, & Details


February 28 & 29, 2024
Level 1: Feb 28, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Level 2: Feb 29, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Level 1 Only: $395

Level 2* Only: $395

Level 1 + 2: $595

*Level 2 is for those who have previously completed a Building Trusted Spaces® training program.


Brandeis Bardin Campus, Simi Valley, CA

Breakfast & Lunch provided

both days.


Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

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