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Host a GDO-R Workshop

Host a Private GDO-R Workshop

Often schools and early childhood centers prefer to hold a private group workshop for their staff only. This could be as a team building PD experience, because it is more cost efficient than to pay for travel for multiple people, or because our scheduled dates do not match your availability. Private workshops also allow some customization options such as times for meetings or a focus on beginner vs. intermediate examiner skills. Consult with us to schedule a private LIVE/HYBRID or ONLINE GDO-R workshop that better fits your needs. Note that travel and trainer availability requires booking a workshop at least 4 months in advance.

The Private GES Group Rate is $2,000 (plus $2000 for travel fees of the trainer for the HYBRID option) for up to 10 participants, and an additional $250 for each participant over 10. Most workshops require a full day of about 6 hours (fewer hours can be accommodated or hours may be split over two days if requested; fees will not be prorated in any case).

Host a Public Live/Hybrid GDO-R Workshop:

Our open to public registration LIVE/HYBRID GDO-R workshops are hosted by partner sites across the country. We welcome inquiries from possible GDO-R workshop host sites. Public workshops are regularly scheduled a year in advance. Our annual public workshop calendar is often booked by November for the upcoming year. Please plan accordingly.

As host, your responsibilities include:

  • A room that can accommodate up to 30 people comfortably, with air conditioning in the summer months, available for three days
  • Light snacks (coffee/muffins) for morning/afternoon break
  • Two children volunteers of differing ages between 2.5 and 6, for our demonstration
  • A minimum number of participants is required to host, based on the lead time till the workshop date. Please see the chart below for minimum requirements.

Minimum* Participants by Lead Time to Host a Public Hybrid Workshop

Time in Advance of Requested Workshop Date that Registrations are Completed Minimum # Required Registrants from Host
1 Year or more 5
6-12 months 10
3- 6 months 15
1-3 months Private Only (see below)

*For some remote locations a higher minimum may be required.