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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.

Applicants to this training must have attended an Advanced Training of Trainers (ADTOT).

No Up Coming Workshops Found


This workshop fee is sliding scale based on income. Exact fees for the next workshop are to be determined.

As a participant, you will
  • Take next steps as facilitators, learning how to do transformational work in a workshop setting
  • Examine the process of intervention: how to diagnose; how to observe and respect the inner process; when to intervene; intervention options
  • Examine the process of group development, including how to identify the disavowed parts and effectively build a safe container
  • Explore this work in relationship to our spiritual journey, recognizing that spirituality is often a disavowed part of social action groups
  • Understand how this “micro-work” fits in the larger context of social change
  • Have fun


Workshop Format

The workshop begins with dinner and registration at 6PM Monday and runs until 6PM Saturday.

The workshop hours for each day are as follows:

  • Monday, start 6:00PM, end between 9:00-10:00PM, dinner provided
  • Tuesday thru Friday, (8:00 or 9:00AM breakfast) start 9:00 or 10:00AM, end between 9:00-10:00PM, lunch and dinner provided
  • Saturday, (8:00 or 9:00AM breakfast) start 9:00 or 10:00AM, end by 6:00PM, lunch and afternoon snacks provided.

Like all Training for Change trainings, the week is designed as an experiential package and requires full participation; partial attendance is not allowed. The tools in this training will include demonstrations, discussions, practice, and spiritual work.

Application and Acceptance Process

We aim to confirm 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. If you’d prefer to apply by phone instead of online, there is a phone number included in the application.

Bring this workshop to you!

Do you want to host this workshop with members of your organization or group? If you have multiple group members or staff interested in this training, we can come to you. To request we bring this workshop to your group, submit a custom request and let us know.