What happens in a typical Productive Learning workshop?
In a small workshop setting, our experienced trainers use unique exercises and group discussions to explore your view of the world. Each participant learns from the experiences of their peers and offers insights that others, in turn, interpret for their own growth. We utilize a combination of experiential exercises (e.g., games, activities, small groups), sharing and education to facilitate transformation. The workshop descriptions and activities listed remain somewhat vague so that you can experience the most growth possible with us.
Our intention is to provide an environment that stimulates your non-cognitive thinking, heightens your awareness of when this happens, and increases the choices that become available to you. It is when we see more choices that we can truly create an extraordinary life.
TOP 6 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Workshop:
- Come in with compassionate curiosity about yourself
- Be open to learning what you don’t know about yourself
- Remind yourself that the more flexible your mindset, the more you increase the probability of getting your desired results
- Understand that everyone has something they are working towards – aim for recognizing how you can connect with each person’s experience.
- Be willing to experience your emotions knowing they are safe to feel and express
- Consider in advance: What area of your life would you like to give attention to in the workshop? (e.g., What are you going for? What potential do you have that is untapped? What is less than ideal for you in your life right now?)
Tips for Meeting Attendees via Zoom
- Mute your microphone
To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
- Be mindful of background noise
When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
- Position your camera properly
If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
- Limit distractions
You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone.
- Avoid multi-tasking
You’ll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation until after the meeting ends.
- Prepare materials in advance
If you will be sharing content during the meeting, make sure you have the files and/or links ready to go before the meeting begins.
- For more information check out Zoom FAQs and Zoom tutorials.
What are Productive Learning’s transfer and cancellation policies?
In the unfortunate event that you cannot attend the workshop for which you have registered, please notify Productive Learning immediately. The following policies will apply regarding your request:
- One transfer without a fee per client per calendar year.
- Each additional transfer within 60 days of the workshop: Fee is $95.
Classes with lodging:
- Notice of 90 days or more: Fee is 10% of published tuition.
- Notice of 31 days to 89 days: Fee of 20% of published tuition.
- There are no transfers within 30 days of the workshop start date.
- Notice of 90 days or more: Fee is 15% of published tuition.
- Notice of 30 days to 90 days: Fee is 25% of published tuition.
- There are no refunds within 30 days of the workshop start date.
Classes with lodging:
- Notice of 180 days or more: Fee is 10% of published tuition.
- Notice of 90 days to 180 days: Fee is 20% of published tuition.
- There are no refunds within 90 days of the workshop start date.
- There are no refunds or transfers for workshops held outside the continental United States.
How many people are typically in a workshop?
Depending upon the workshop, we may have between 8 to 35 people participating. We have found that in these smaller group sessions, we are able to offer more individualized attention that allows us to address each person in the group. At the same time, the workshops are designed to provide an opportunity to learn from each other as well. Therefore, we modify the size of the workshop based upon the type of activities that will be involved.
Where are the workshops offered?
Since the company is based in California, the weekend and weekday workshops are offered in both Northern and Southern California. Our Learning Vacations are located in exciting travel destinations such as Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, Colorado, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Belize, Australia, Greece, Africa, New Zealand, Pebble Beach, Sedona and many more beautiful spots around the world.
How would you describe a typical participant?
We have found that our workshops appeal to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Executives, singles, couples, retired people, and both men and women enjoy these courses. Most people are between the ages of 30 to 60. Many times companies or groups enjoy taking these workshops together to help build teamwork and improve cooperation.