Leaders in the world of education and work agree that social and emotional competence is essential for all who wish to be relevant, competitive, and contributive in this globally connected century.

Most of us spend the bulk of our young lives in school and our adult lives at work. With social and emotional competency in place, we can wake up excited, purpose-driven, and motivated to learn and grow alongside our peers in these demanding settings. Social and emotional intelligence – and the teamwork these intelligences make possible – are foundational for all vibrant initiatives. Cohorts that feel socially and emotionally connected are consistently happier, healthier, and more engaged. Classrooms and work cultures that prioritize positive attitudes, collaboration, and inclusivity report the highest rates of belonging and satisfaction.

AHA! has spent the last 20 years cultivating, delivering, and refining the AHA! Method, a set of foundational understandings and practices that develop social and emotional intelligence. Through rigorous feedback and research, AHA! has created a training that earns consistent raves from participants and imparts knowledge and skills applicable throughout participants’ lives.

Highly experienced facilitators teach five core competencies developed by the Collaborative for Social-Emotional and Academic Learning (CASEL), in a highly participatory and energetic format:

Self-awareness
Identifying emotions, accurate self-reflection, recognizing strengths, self-confidence, self-efficacy.

Self-management
Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal setting, organizational skills.

Social awareness
Perspective-taking, empathy, appreciating diversity, respect for others.

Relationship skills
Communication, social engagement, relationship building, teamwork.

Responsible decision making
Identifying & solving problems, analyzing situations, evaluating, reflecting, ethical responsibility.

Participants receive custom handouts, workbooks, and manuals, as well as research instruments and reports to support them in evaluating the impact of AHA!’s offering.