In-person trainings at Yale have been moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please add your school team’s information to our in-person RULER Institute waitlist. We will email you an application when in-person trainings at Yale become available.

The RULER Institute is the first step for bringing RULER to a school. The two-day, in-person institute is designed to equip a small team from each school to lead RULER implementation. We call this team the “RULER Implementation Team.” Implementation Teams, must include at least one school administrator (principal, assistant principal, or dean of students) plus at least two teachers or mental health professionals. Need guidance on choosing an implementation team? Check out our “Choosing an Implementation Team’ page.

The training consists of two full days of interactive and reflective activities that teach the skills of emotional intelligence and the tools developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to support individual growth and to improve school climate. During the training, RULER Implementation Teams will also have time to start strategizing how they plan to bring RULER to their school, starting with how they will train the rest of the staff.

Learn why staff personal and professional learning is so important with RULER.


You can reach out to us with any questions and a training coordinator will contact you to follow up.