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This FREE 2-day Building Trusted Spaces, Training of Trainers (ToT), offers a transformative approach to engaging California public school communities at the county, district, school, or organization level to build relationships that heal so learning can happen naturally. 

Join educators and educator trainers from across California for a transformative training program brought to you by All It Takes, the producers of A Trusted Space, Redirecting Grief to Growth and the CalHOPE Schools Initiative. This no cost professional development program will support California’s education ecosystem in redirecting the social, emotional, and mental health challenges that are exponentially rising post pandemic. 


This experientially engaging ToT series prepares educator trainers to facilitate training in their own networks by supporting those in direct service to students to embrace their role as builders of atmospheres where healing and learning happen naturally.


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

This 2-day ToT series will offer a transformative approach to engaging those in your county, district, school or other California public school or community environment. 

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.

Survey Results From the Last
Training of Trainers

"This training was timely, relevant, and valuable in my work with students, staff, and colleagues in my education community"

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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?

Any public educator in service to
youth through training and influence
of others who serve youth. 

  • Educators

  • Educational Trainers 

  • SEL leads

  • SEL champions

  • Counselors

  • Psychologists

  • Mental health workers

  • 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!

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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

Deliver this training to those you serve and you too will create these results:

“One of the best PD’s in 24 years in education”


“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.”


"This was outstanding. I learned a lot and feel that I could actually teach this to staff (which does not always happenat a trainer of trainings). The pacing was great and the team was excellent. I felt that we had great time to connect with colleagues and learn important information."

"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. I left this training with a sense of renewed purpose. I’m very grateful to have been a part an amazing two days with such beautiful people. People who love kids and what them to be successful."


“I am leaving with a heart full of love and inspiration...

I love bringing play into the classroom and

creating a safe space for all.”


"Engaging and informative. Pushed comfort boundaries

while giving grace."


“I believe this PD improved our school’s sense of community.”




August 3rd & 4th, 2023

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

3350 Education Dr.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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