Coming in 2019

The NJSBF will be introducing a new training and a new guide for educators to integrate the five competencies of social and emotional learning into the classroom: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. Educators will be able to incorporate these core SEL concepts into existing character education programs through lessons, routines and habits.

This program is FREE for educators. All trainings are from 9am-3pm. Participants who attend the full training will receive 5.5 professional development credits.

Please click on the buttons below to register for a specific training. All trainings max out at 30 participants. To be put on a wait list for the training, please email Elissa Zylbershlag at [email protected] with the following information: name; school name; date of the training you would like to attend; email address; and phone number.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration links will be released two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email list here.

The above photo depicts a rendering of the six pillars of character, which were created in the Foundation’s training.

Social Emotional Character Development Training


If you register for and do not show up at a workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur two times, you will be removed from our email list.

We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization. Funding is furnished by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and limited to providing education to the public. The Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling its mission despite limited funding that is significantly impacted by market interest rates. Your cooperation in honoring your registration at our free workshops is essential.

What attendees had to say…

“It was very refreshing to hear from informed presenters. I will return to my community armed with new ways to invigorate my school.”

Stephen Miller

School Counselor

“This class was phenomenal! There were several valuable ideas presented that I will definitely use for my students.”

Sean Dougherty


“The content of this workshop made me self-reflect so much that I am rethinking a ton of what/how I teach a multitude of topics.”

Richard Zirin

Social Studies Teacher