Awakening Wisdom


Finding Your north Star: In an uncertain world, what kind of person thrives?

At Awakening Wisdom, we believe building a better future starts with instilling positive character development in our young people. As we navigate our changing, unpredictable, and sometimes-daunting world, our program helps parents, educators and role models answer the question, “What is our North Star?”

Join our two-part webinar series to:

  • Create a vision-based framework to evaluate your own habits
  • Develop exercises for colleagues and students for their own North Star
  • Identify one tangible behavior change to support positive growth for the young people in their lives

2-part series, 90-minutes each session::
October 24 and 31
9 a.m. HT  / 12 pm. PT / 3 p.m. ET

Cost: $49 


Thriving In 2020 and beyond

This 3-week self-paced course guides educators and school leaders to shift their relationship with uncertainty, stress, anxiety to thrive in the midst of unprecedented change. This is an experiential, hands-on course that will show you how to move from reactivity to awareness. You will learn to identify your stress triggers to diffuse them. As you shift your relationship to your mindset and habitual thinking, fresh solutions will arise and you will see the world and your problems in a new light. 

Join this course to receive:

  • More good days
  • Lower levels of stress and anxiety
  • A boost of resilience and creativity
  • Tips to support students’ emotional well-being

3-week series, 6 sessions:
Sunday Nov. 8th, 15th, 22nd (lessons) 
Tuesday Nov. 10th, 17th, 24th (discussions)

4 p.m. HT / 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET

Cost: $75


Thriving In Times Of Uncertainty


Uncertain times call for creative problem solving, resilience, and courage. Stress and anxiety can easily block the clarity you need to be a great educator. Our mindset and where we come from inside ourselves matters more than any singular activity we will do with our students. FREE.

Presenter: Caprice Thorsen, Awakening Wisdom Trainer, MBA, Certified Personal/ Professional Coach


Trust: Building Resilience In The Age Of Covid


Trust is essential for learning. This webinar will show the rationale for trust building as foundational for an engaging classroom culture and provide strategies to create trusting relationships. FREE

Presenter: Linda Inlay, Executive Director/Trainer of Awakening Wisdom, M.Ed.; Mason Hines, Awakening Wisdom Trainer, M.A. in Conflict Resolution


Build Community By Creating Shared Classroom Expectations, Part 1 – Students In Class.


Learn how to create shared classroom expectations so that students and teachers understand how to treat each other to make the classroom a great place for everyone to live and learn. FREE.

Presenter: Alan Little, Awakening Wisdom trainer, SEL school culture coach

Finding Your North Star

Finding Your North Star – What Do Students Really Need Now And How Can I Provide?


What kind of person creates a better world? When we explore the characteristics we desire for our students to thrive, this question is essential. In this webinar, we will dig deep into the outcomes we hope for our students and look at aligning our daily practice to ensure our students thrive, especially during challenging times. FREE.

Presenter: Andy Mughannam, Awakening Trainer/Board member, M.S., Educator, Collective Impact Facilitator

Build Community

Build Community By Creating Shared Classroom Expectations. Part 2


Students in Virtual Class. Teachers should complete Part 1 prior to completing Part 2.

This webinar is for teachers who understand the process of creating classroom expectations with students in class (Part 1) but who will be teaching students virtually. The webinar will present some tools and software to support the creation of expectations in the virtual classroom. FREE.

Presenter: Alan Little, Awakening Wisdom trainer, SEL school culture coach


Re-Thinking SEL In The Age of Social Distanci


Teachers: Are you concerned about the rising rates of student anxiety, misbehavior, and lack of engagement? Do you need restorative classroom management strategies that will shift the culture of your classroom for improved student behavior and achievement, especially in light of the pandemic?

Administrators: Are you looking for a culture shift to create a more trusting and joyful staff? Are you looking for a student-centered approach to SEL? When your staff and students return to school after the pandemic closing , will you be ready to respond to their evolving social and emotional needs?


Summer Institute 2019

June 10-12, Hawaii

Professional Development Center – at Hanahau`oli School
1922 Makiki Street
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Awakening Wisdom is a school culture approach to nurture social emotional well being for educators and for students. This approach supports HIDOE’s HĀ framework as well as any school’s SEL efforts.

$395 Early Bird
$475 after May 1st

Registration includes daily lunch, snacks, beverages, and a 1-hour follow-up online group meeting.

Summer Institute 2018

July 18-20, Hawaii

‘Iolani School, Club 100
Honolulu, Hawai’i
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ho`āla Foundation for Education presents its first summer institute on Awakening Wisdom, a school culture transformation program to support social emotional well-being and learning.

$150 Early Bird
$200 after June 15th
includes lunch, snacks, and materials