Our workshops and events
All our workshops are based on social science research (social intelligence, possible selves, psychology of money, team dynamics, decisionmaking, appreciative inquiry, to name a few). There's a reason behind all the play, and a reason it works.
Money & Career Workshops. These are what we call the "Socratic workshops"--know yourself. Because before you can pursue financial literacy, before you can sketch out a career path, you should know what's important to you in life, what you want to achieve, what money means to you, what your skills are, what your risk tolerance is. These workshops help you uncover those so you have a foundation for your financial life and your career. People register for these as individuals, check this page, our FB page, and Eventbrite.
Money, Inside Out - This explores what money means to you, what your needs are, strategies for meeting those needs, and the budget that’s based on your inside out understanding of yourself. J2 hours.
What’s my Plan B? Career Workshop - Plan A doesn’t always work out, and you need Plans B-? as a backup, based not on your One True Self, but your Possible Selves. 2 hours.
Talk around the Kitchen Table - Designed for families, so parents and children begin talking about family values, and what those mean for family spending and saving. We’re working on an Off to College version. 2 hours.
Upcoming Events: dates and time tba
Money, Inside Out: workshops in January 2019 in Arlington, Texas
What’s my Plan B?: workshops in February 2019.
Talk around the Kitchen Table: workshops in March 2019.
Anti-Burnout Workshops. 1-3 hours, depending on group. Aimed at people in the caregiving professions (teachers, nurses, mental health workers, e.g.) and based on research in resilience and self-regulation. These are workshops that we design and facilitate in response to specific requests, so talk to us about what one could look like for your group. Here’s some examples of ones we’ve already done.
What does “self-care” look like to me? - an exercise with pictures, talk, post-its, and plans. 30 minutes.
What does “support” mean? - an exercise with pictures (pictures speed up the convo!), about the purpose of support groups. 30 minutes.
Incognito Superhero - Groups build their secret superpower and then construct a brand-new superhero for our times. 1 hour.
Caring for caregivers - Designed for caregivers for Alzheimers persons. A chance to remind yourself why you do it, and what it means to you. 2 hours.
Anti-BullyWorkshops. 15 minutes-1 hour. For kids, either a come-and-go event or a focused event for kids that stay put. Based on that same research on resilience and self-regulation for kids. This requires parental/caregiver involvement, so the family can keep talking about taking care of yourself and others. Examples below:
Name and build your feelings - Kids think of a feeling they’ve had recently, build it, talk to parent/caregiver about it.
‘Thank you” - Kids build what they’re thankful for, we take a picture, they write about it on a postcard, and they take home card + pic.
My superhero - kids build the superpower/superhero they would like to be, talk about it with parent/caregiver. This is an important part of getting kids to engage with their moral identity. Plus, they put capes on their superhero.
Most of these events are at The Trailhead at Clearfork, an outdoor venue hosted by a great organization. Check here, or on their FB page for the next one—we’ll start again in March 2019.
Working Together: Teams and Organizations. 2-4 hours, depending on purpose. These workshops are customized for teams - including SPORTS TEAMS - and firms to express their identity, engage in planning and goal-setting, figure out implementation, and make decisions. Talk to us about what a meeting customized for your group would look like.
We come together: Community organizations, churches, non-profits. These events are designed to let people express their connections to an organization, and what they believe its values are. These are designed and facilitated for specific organizations upon request. Examples are:
Us in 25 (50, 100) Years - People imagine the organization is still going strong in the future—what does it look like, how did it happen? A come-and-go event.
A Prayer for my City of Exile - Based on Jeremiah 29:7 (“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare”). People build their city of exile and then their prayer, and we put it all together. 2 hours.
Quirks & Quarks - The Chemistry of Us - People are guided through building what they bring to the organization and combining those gifts into one big molecule that is the organization, a molecule with its special characteristics and powers in the Periodic Table. 2 hours.