Collective Learning

The Virtuoso Series showcases some of the most innovative facilitators in the experiential, adventure-based industry.
Our goal is to provide quality, specialized training opportunities and CEU’s with greater depth than a conference workshop. 
(at an affordable cost)

Who is this for? 

Organizational leaders, teachers, school counselors, camp staff, therapists, challenge course facilitators,
HR trainers, youth pastors and more…
Workshops have been approved for Continuing Education Credits!

Workshop subjects:

  • Working with large groups
  • Activities for educational programs camps and corporations
  • Milking the most out of your Challenge Course
  • Inspiring students and teachers using experiential activities and 
  • Processing tools
  • Train-the-trainer workshops for professionals
  • Sharpening the business and marketing side of your program
  • Teams for a New Generation
  • Risk Management
  • Great Questions

Director - Team & Leadership Center

John Rogers, M.S.
"This idea came about after attending a couple of full day workshops, one with Jim Cain and the other with Mike Gass. It was great to see them lead, and hear how and why they did things. I was inspired by their passion for what they do. It is difficult to get that in a standard 1 hr workshop at a conference. The other factor was cost. We wanted to create something where you could come for the day and be home by that evening."

John has been helping people understand who they are and what they bring to their team for more than 20 years. As a facilitator and director, he has worked with sales teams, manufacturing management, international ministry leadership teams, educators and administrators, as well as youth in public and private education, therapeutic settings, and Christian camping and conference centers. 

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Jen Stanchfield: "The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation"

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Manor House - Montreat's Blk. Mtn. Campus, 191 Vance Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711

CALL 828.669.8012 Ext. 2761 to Register. *Early Bird Registration: $125 includes lunch and a book. $99 for college students- includes lunch and a book.

Workshop tuition includes the new edition of Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation and Teaching.

Join this interactive workshop and fill your group facilitation toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away practical strategies to facilitate meaningful reflection and create lasting lessons. Empower participants to take ownership over learning and build a positive, productive environment. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as a facilitator.

We will explore:

-Experiential, brain-based strategies to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually

-New research from the field of educational neuroscience that supports and informs experiential education practice

-Strategies for increasing participant involvement, buy-in, and ownership of learning experiences

-Fundamentals of experiential group facilitation such as the importance of participant choice and control, sequencing, ongoing assessment, and meaningful reflection to create lasting lessons

-A variety of group-building activities to develop rapport, respect, positive communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity

-Methods to help group leaders design, sequence, facilitate and adapt activities to enhance learning outcomes and take advantage of “teachable moments”

-Innovative reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning situations

-Techniques to help group leaders become participant-centered, empowering learners to take control and responsibility for their learning

-Ways to enliven the traditional sharing circle with active methods to facilitate processing and dialogue that meet the diverse needs of learners

-The role of the facilitator as guide, and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences

Whether you are new to the field and looking for an introduction to the possibilities of experiential facilitation, or an experienced practitioner looking for new ideas and inspiration, join in with a playful spirit and take away a valuable set of tools to enhance your work.