Teacher Training

Professional Learning

Our short online teacher training aims to provide an affordable and convenient best-practice solution to classroom and school-wide SEL needs.

Along with the award-winning Lions Quest classroom curriculum, the pre-workshop assignments (including a 32-minute on-demand webinar) and 2-hour interactive training module equip teachers to explicitly teach vital social and emotional skills and nurture the wellbeing of their students.

During the workshop, participants

  • Reflect on a relationship-centred classroom as the context for social and emotional learning
  • Consider SEL research, the CASEL model and the Australian curriculum
  • Explore Lions Quest elements as ideal content for SEL
  • Plan for Lions Quest implementation

After spending some time planning classroom or schoolwide implementation, participants complete the training module with a clear idea of what they will do first.

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Watch our Lions Quest webinar
For teachers

If you would like further insight into the Lions Quest SEL curriculum and what makes it a fabulous classroom resource, please click the arrow on the slide to access the on-demand webinar.

This webinar covers many key points behind the research and structure of the program, and teachers who register for our online teacher training are asked to view it as a pre-workshop task.


Toggle to find the answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

How much does it cost to attend a workshop?

The introductory online training fee of $225 covers one (single year-level) curriculum pack, pre-workshop assignments, the 2-hour Zoom module and training notes.

Additional curriculum packs cost $99 (incl GST).

Is funding assistance available?

We encourage schools to approach their local Lions Club and request assistance with meeting the cost of teacher training, and we provide a sample letter for this. Sometimes Lions Clubs International Foundation grant funds are available to reduce the cost of teacher training in a particular area.

Please contact us for further details about Lions Quest one-day face-to-face accreditation workshops.

Why is it necessary to attend a workshop in order to buy the resources?

The provision of teacher training is regarded as best practice in the SEL arena.

“CASEL SELect programs* are well-designed classroom-based programs that

  • target all five areas of social and emotional competence
  • provide opportunities for practice,
  • offer multi-year programming; 
  • offer training and other implementation support, including initial training and ongoing support to ensure high-quality implementation;
  • are evidence-based with at least one carefully conducted evaluation that included a comparison group and pre and post measures that documented a positive impact on academic performance or other important student behaviors … 

(Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning [CASEL] 2013³)

* Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence is a CASEL SELect program.


3. Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL). 2013 CASEL Guide: effective social and emotional learning programs, p16.

Program Package

Lions Quest includes teacher training with comprehensive printed and digital resources

Online Teacher Training 

This experience will provide an overview of Social and Emotional Learning and its research, how to teach Lions Quest in a classroom, as well as instructional and implementation strategies. 


Printed resources

Nine grade-specific packs with a Teacher’s Resource Guide (Foundation to Year 8) covering six-unit topics supported by a Universal Program Guide.

Digital Resources 

Each grade pack contains a USB with support materials including slides, family-connections sheets, student journals and whole-of-school support materials.

Case Study

Year 4 students starting off the school year with Skills for Growing!

Bek Brown, Director of Wellbeing, Hills Christian Community School, SA explains how Lions Quest is being used at their school…

“There are so many SEL programs out there that are targeted for schools that it can feel overwhelming and very difficult to pick one. I was searching for a program that would teach students explicit social and emotional skills, while still being engaging and fun.

After going to the Lions Quest training day in September, I was confident that I had found such a program for our school. The curriculum is extremely user-friendly and educators have commented to me that “it is the best SEL program they have come across” and that their students are really enjoying it.

I particularly like the take home worksheets to help families build on what their children are learning in Lions Quest lessons at school. There is no doubt that we need to equip students for life beyond the classroom and Lions Quest – Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescence help to do just that.”