You can host a custom workshop right in your home! These are the most fun because they are small, intimate workshops with people you know and like. Picture this: your living room (or Barb’s), a group of your friends, some wine if you like, and us discussing a topic that has been on your mind about your daughter for a while. You know the mothers in your life want to discuss the same topic. Why not bring in an expert on teen girls to help you navigate the confusing, turbulent waters of the teenage years? Barb is here to help!
Here’s some information on how to host a custom workshop…don’t get intimidated by this list. It spells out every step in bringing the workshop you want on the topic you want into your own home.
Steps to hosting a workshop:
- Decide which topic you’d like to explore in more depth.
Check out our list of topics to get you started. If you don’t see the topic you are interested in, please let us know. We are open to hearing your needs and creating personalized workshops.
- Choose a few dates/times that work for you. Some popular options include: weekday evenings or weekend mornings/afternoons. Barb is also available weekday mornings. You may want to hold your workshop over the lunch hour and invite your friends to bring their lunch. Workshops are generally around two hours in length. We prefer to have four to six weeks notice to set aside your time, prepare for the workshop and, most importantly, to allow you ample time to invite participants.
- Choose location. Many folks like to hold intimate workshops in their own home. Some choose to hold workshops at their place of business, place of worship or at their daughter’s school. Barb opens her home for workshops as well.
- Solidify topic, date/time, location with Barb. Email us to discuss the topic of your interest and how the workshop can be personalized to your group’s needs and to finalize date/time and location.
- Make a list of potential attendees: Because Barb’s workshops are highly interactive, we ask that a minimum of ten folks attend so participants can benefit from a robust discussion. So, it’s a good idea to invite 15-20 participants, knowing that all will not be able to attend. You may want to invite parents from your daughter’s school, extracurricular activities, sports leagues, places of worship or your neighbors/neighborhood listserv and friends.
- Email potential attendees: We will send you an email template to drum up interest. You can, of course, personalize it.
You will receive free admission to the workshop as a thank you for helping make it happen!