Learning matters. Making an investment, providing opportunities to increase knowledge and deepen understanding shows your staff how much they matter. EMM EDU’s professional development offers a range of learning opportunities for you and your staff from personal social and emotional learning development to EMM Curriculum training. EMM EDU professional development gives you and your staff the tools, resources, and space to learn, grow, and embrace what matters most.

EMM believes that professional development matters now more than ever. This is a great opportunity to inspire growth and learning for your staff. EMM offers a variety of workshops and trainings at rates and durations that can be tailored to meet your needs. We look forward to working with you to provide the best professional development possible. Please see workshop descriptions below and download workshop menu PDF.


Everything is different today, and we all feel it. Change is difficult and it impacts us at every level —physically, mentally, and emotionally. The uncertainty of change can be overwhelming to manage. Join us as we explore the six stages of processing change in order to better rationalize and understand how we experience the changes in our lives. Then, make a commitment to what matters most. Connect to what empowers us. Attendees will take back control of their lives and create an even newer normal that allows them to thrive again.

Time: 90-120 minutes



Life is made up of moments. These moments create a story of our past, present, and future. Those moments create your life’s narrative … your story. And, each one of us has a unique story. Our experiences determine our stories, but it doesn’t define it. You do. We’ll dig even deeper and gain clarity to how we became the person we are today, who we are today, and where we want to go in the future. We will celebrate those moments, construct your future story, and inspire others to cultivate their own narratives. Together, our stories will weave an inspirational tale. Attendees will be motivated to be the author of their stories.

Time: 90-120 minutes

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our youth matter:

Our youth today are intelligent, talented, caring, curious, inventive, creative, resilient and so much more. They deserve to understand how much and why they matter. Through EMM’s K-12 Curriculum, they will learn just that. EMM’s K-12 Curriculum provides engaging and meaningful lessons that foster social and emotional learning and help our youth live their best lives. Through research-based hands-on SEL activities, students take actionable steps on how to be confident, empathetic, and impactful in positive ways. Students learn the vital roles they play not only in the classroom, but in our communities. Attendees will be inspired and empowered to bring social and emotional learning to their students, families and communities.

Time: 90-120 minutes



Every Monday Matters is founded on the belief that “I Matter,” “You Matter,” and “We Matter.” It is the heart of EMM. These perspectives provide a paradigm for how we can live our best life every single day and how we can better understand ourselves, our relationships, and our current culture’s moment. We’ll work together to create a plan to live out these principles both individually and collectively, as well as personally and professionally. This is truly a life and world-changing model. Attendees will leave this workshop with a new lens of how to live their best lives and foster a more understanding world.

Time: 90-120 minutes

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Take a deep dive into the five competencies of social and emotional learning (SEL), created by CASEL: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. This workshop will bolster and reinforce attendees’ understanding of how SEL is developed and positively sustained. Participants will embrace an integrative and practical approach to SEL’s impact on our students, families, schools, expanded learning programs, and communities.

Time: 90-120 minutes



Our communities are defined and thrive by our commitment to take care of it. Our youth are an integral part of taking care of our communities. High Quality Service Learning provides a pathway for students to understand and take ownership of our neighborhoods, communities, and world. This workshop explores the seven elements of HQSL as established by Stanford University: Integrated Learning, Student Voice, High-Quality Service, Civic Responsibility, Collaboration, Reflection, and Evaluation. Attendees will learn how to bring high-quality student learning to their service projects that will positively impact their students, schools, programs, and communities.

Time: 90 minutes

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EMM Founder,
Matthew Emerzian,
inspirational keynote

Have EMM’s founder and CEO, Matthew Emerzian, shares his personal story and the inspiration behind founding Every Monday Matters, the non-profit organization. With the release of his newest book (February 2020), You Matter: Learning to Love Who You Really Are, provide your team members signed copies of the book, as Matthew shares several of the stories from it.

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