Don't miss out on this special professional development opportunity!

Register today to learn more about becoming Mindful Leader and how you can help cultivate social emotional learning in your classroom and beyond!

This unique professional development opportunity integrates informative sessions and interactive workshops with reflective walks and physical exercise to serve as a rejuvenating experience for all of its attendees.


Mindful Leadership: Cultivating social-emotional learning school wide


Dayspring Episcopal Conference Center

8411 25th Street E, Parrish, FL 34219

Dates & Times:

December 6 – 8, 2019

Program Overview:

Friday, December 6, 2019

Program activities: 1:00-9:00 pm

Includes: Workshops and sessions, bonfire, breaks and dinner

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Program activities: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm

Includes: Reflective walk, workshops and sessions, breaks, 3 meals and outdoor activities (canoeing/archery/tai chi)

Sunday December 8, 2019

Program activities: 6:30 am – 1:00 pm

Includes: Workshops and sessions, action planning, breaks and 2 meals


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Cost is per person, inclusive of 6 meals and 2 nights lodging (Fri & Sat) at double occupancy.

Discounts offered to early registrants & ISLA school members. Limited Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Additional nights can be added at additional cost. Single occupancy can be requested, but will be fulfilled only if space allows and will be at an additional cost.

Title II & Title IV Eligibility:

Check with your local district to see if you qualify for funding! More than half of our attendees utilize this funding for this professional development opportunity.

Theme Description:

While Social-Emotional Learning has become quite the buzz word in education circles, Islamic educators, from the Prophet Muhammad til now, have always focused on cultivating not just the mind, but also the entirety of the student, including his or her social and emotional needs.

At this retreat, we will look at how current research can inform your ability to become a more mindful, focused, and present leader or classroom teacher. We will practice actual mindfulness techniques with world-renowned Mindfulness Instructor, Wadud Hassan. Throughout the retreat, we will engage in activities that help you develop your own social emotional learning to help you truly experience why social emotional learning is so critical for both you as an educator and for the students in your school.

Retreat Goals:

  1. Practice mindfulness techniques to enhance your leadership
  2. Learn specific strategies to promote social emotional learning in the classroom
  3. Explore components of school climate and culture that cultivate SEL
  4. Understand how social media consumption impacts SEL
  5. Create SMART goals to integrate SEL in your leadership, classroom and school-wide

Scholar-in-Residence: Wadud Hassan

Picture of Wadud Hassan, Scholar in ResidenceWadud is passionate about emotional intelligence research, mentoring youth, and the importance of faith-based mental health and life-skills coaching.

  • World-renowned mindfulness instructor and founder of Define 360
  • Past principal and administrator of full-time Islamic schools in Texas
  • Interactive and practical
  • Combines research and practice, with concrete take-aways for participants

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