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The NJSBF has a new training and guide for educators that integrates 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, journaling and habits.

This program is FREE for educators. All in-person trainings are from 9am-3pm. Participants who attend the full training will receive 5.5 professional development credits. Please note that until further notice all workshops are virtual and are 2 to 3 hours in length. 2 or 3 PD credits will be awarded depending on the length of the workshop.

Please click on the Events Page to register for a specific virtual training. There are no wait lists for virtual workshops. If people cancel, spots will become available so check back at our events page often.

All in-person trainings max out at 30 participants. To be put on a wait list for the training, please email Jessica Taube at with the following information: 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.

The Foundation’s new Social Emotional Character Development Guide that is distributed at trainings.

A group of New Jersey educators interact at the Foundation’s 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 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.

Social Emotional Character Development Guide Handouts

A resource for educators who have attended the Social Emotional Character Development training at the Bar Foundation.