Workshop and Retreat Essentials:Training Essentials Teleseminar Program

Are you looking to develop your own workshop or retreat program? Looking for some tools, tips and exercises to make your next program engaging and powerful? The Training Essentials teleseminar program, started in October 2004, has been taken by over 100 coaches and trainers from across North America and as far away as New Zealand.

This train-the-trainer teleseminar is an interactive, hands-on one month program designed to support coaches, HR Professionals and other independent professionals to design and implement their own workshop or retreat programs.

The program will support you to:
  • Create powerful, interactive workshops or retreats based on adult learning principles;
  • Design Your Own Program – whether it’s one hour, half a day or several days;
  • Select Engaging Exercises to Use with Teams and Groups
  • Acquire Marketing Tips and Ideas for Your Program

It will also answer all those questions you have about workshops and retreats, but didn't know where to ask!

By the end of the program you will have created:

  •  Your Workshop or Retreat Design – Content, Exercises and Everything else you Need to Run Your Program
  • An Evaluation structure

As well as….

  • Developed a Logistical Plan to ensure the smooth flow of your workshop or retreat
  • Acquired Marketing Tips to make your workshop or retreat a success!

The program includes:
  •  Two one on one telephone meetings – pre and post course to discuss your particular learning and support needs, and to provide accountability
  • The Training Essentials Manual - 80 Pages
  •  Five 75 minute Teleclasses including a group follow up call one month after the end of the main program to discuss as a group your successes, questions and learning!
  • Lazer Coaching Support from Jennifer as needed during the length of the program

 Course Tuition: $375 USD or $397 CDN (includes HST) (payable by Visa, AMEX, PayPal or Personal Cheque)

To register, email Jennifer or phone (416)996-8326.
Course size is limited to 8 participants.
To see what others have said about the program, click here.
PayPal registrations are available at the bottom of the page.
Here's what past participants have said:
"I have taken two courses from Jennifer and have been "blown away" by both the depth of her knowledge, her wide range of experience and her skills as a group leader and facilitator.
Her courses are highly informative, packed with useful resources and tools. In designing my own workshops and group coaching sessions, her detailed workbooks have become like bibles to me, a resource i can constantly refer back to.
She is a warm, generous and ethical coach and facilitator. What more can I say, but my ratings are *****+++"
Katie Curtin, Co-Active Coach

"The Workshop and Retreat Essentials program gave me the tools, structure and momentum I needed to get started designing and marketing workshops and retreats. I came away with outlines and ideas for at least 3 workshops and 1 virtual retreat! Jennifer provides detailed notes and is very generous with her knowledge and tools. I particularly liked that she gave specific examples, and was able to tailor the classes to our skill level and goals. I would highly recommend this program! "

Beth Garrish, CPCC, Life Uncorked!

What's covered in the Workshop and Retreat Essentials Program?
Week 1 – Essential Training Principles:
  • Adult Learning Principles
  • The Experiential Education Model
  •  Group Development Process
  •  Learning Styles

Week 2 – Essentials of Designing Workshops and Retreats

  •  The Instructional Design Process – needs assessment, setting objectives, evaluation
  •  Sample evaluation and needs assessment forms
  • Best practices for running virtual retreats

Week 3 - Essentials of Running and Marketing Workshops and Retreats

  •  Logistics
  •  Room Set Up
  •  Approaches and Presentation Basics
  • Marketing Success Strategies for Your Workshop or Retreat - 9 Essential Tips
  • Emerging and Tried and True Approaches to Marketing Your Programs (including the use of blogs, podcasts and other social media)

Week 4 – A Toolbox of Training Exercises (which you can apply immediately!)

  • Openers and Closers

  •  Warmups and Icebreakers
  • You receive a selection of 10 exercises to add to your toolbox.

Week 5 - Integration and Optional Topics

The fifth session is shaped by the interests of the group. Past fifth sessions have covered webinar tips, tips for virtual learning (phone/web) as well as engagement strategies.

Contact us for 2012 Dates

Cost:$375 US or $375 CDN (plus HST)

Space is limited to ensure maximum interaction and learning.
You can also register by phone and pay by Visa or AMEX.
Questions? Want to Register? Please contact Jennifer at 416-996-TEAM (8326) or by email at