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How to Do Transformational Work

Learn how to extend experiential education into the domain of transformation, assisting workshop participants to identify and loosen their emotional blocks to greater effectiveness. This workshop will assist you to help groups use the «teachable moment» — and the emotions that can surface — to more full empowerment.

Learn how to go beyond experiential education into the domain of transformation, assisting workshop participants to identify and loosen their emotional blocks to greater effectiveness.

The How to Do Transformational Training is only open to those who have fully completed the Advanced Training of Trainers. This workshop also requires an application. If you have taken the Advanced and would like an application please email Celia directly, celia@trainingforchange.org.

We will accept applications through January 15th, 2016 and notify accepted participants within three weeks of receiving your application.

The workshop begins on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 6 p.m. Like all of our trainings, the week is designed as an experiential package and requires full participation; partial attendance is not allowed. George’s approach includes demonstrations, discussions, practice, and spiritual work.

We receive and accept applications on a rolling basis, but aim to confirm all participants at least a month before the training. We’re mindful that folks coming from out of town need time to book travel, and we’ll follow up as soon as possible about the acceptance process. Please don’t book travel or accommodations until we confirm registration.

We’re committed to accepting a diverse group for each training and to supporting folks with less access to resources to attend. People of color, working class folks, and folks from less-resourced organizations are encouraged to apply. We also aim to accept people with specific groups, projects, or organizations back home to apply what they learn.

The workshop costs $500-$1,250, sliding scale based on income. The market value of this workshop is at least $3000; we’re able to offer it for less thanks to generous community support. The fee includes over 45 hours of training, meals during workshop hours, and simple lodging in neighborhood homes for people who request it. To determine your workshop fee, use the chart below.

If your income is… $15,000 $15,001 – $25,000 $25,001 – $35,000 $35,001 – $45,000 $45,001 – $55,000 over $55,000
You Pay… $500 $600 $725 $850 $1150 $1300



Are you being sent to the training by your employer? If so, don’t use your income to determine the fee — use the annual budget of the organization. For example, if the organization’s annual budget is $48,000, your employer would pay $1,150 to send you to the training. If your organizational budget is over $2000 then your fee is $1425.


If you have questions about the sliding scale fee, or you need more information about the workshop, feel free to contact celia@trainingforchange.org.

  • To take our next steps as facilitators, learning how to do transformational work in a workshop setting
  • To examine the process of intervention: how to diagnose; how to observe and respect the inner process; when to intervene; intervention options
  • To examine the process of group development, including how to identify the disavowed parts and effectively build a safe container
  • To explore this work in relationship to our spiritual journey, recognizing that spirituality is often a disavowed part of social action groups
  • To understand how this «micro-work» fits in the larger context of social change
  • To have fun


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