“ I never knew learning could be such fun. ”


Design and Facilitate Your Retreat


What is the thing you are most passionate about?  It’s that thing you most want to share with the world.

Yoga, meditation …?

Art, writing … ?






In Design and Facilitate Your Retreat, we will bring your retreat to life using adult learning principles that empower your participants to make a difference in their world. Bring your retreat idea, and by the end of this workshop, you will confidently be able to design and facilitate your retreat deeply empowers their learning.

Nature, horticulture …?

Whether your passion is abstract art, writing, sports, photography, meditati0n or yoga (or anything else!) the framework, activities and

So, what is your passion?  On a scale of 1-10 (10 is high), what is your current confidence level in designing and facilitating your retreat?

In this full day, online, workshop we will begin with design to focus your activities and gradually loosen the structure as we practice facilitation techniques. Using The Five Minute Facilitator format, instruction will be in short bursts followed by your learning-by-doing (yes, you will be designing and practicing facilitating your retreat right there in the class) to help build your confidence, knowledge, and skills to Design and Facilitate Your Retreat.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Goal of retreat
  • Learning outcomes
  • Facilitation framework
  • Agreements
  • Feedback

Your choice of topics include:

  • Climate setting
  • Group dynamics
  • Small group activity
  • Problem solving activity
  • Strengths based learning activity
  • Use of space
  • Learning domains
  • Learning modes (styles)
  • Evaluation techniques

The Five Minute Facilitator format of workshops is for those who:

Kayaking, golf, hiking …?

  • Want to augment facilitation, training, teaching, skills
  • Love experiential learning
  • Want to save time and money for…well…life!

The Five Minute Facilitator format, for all classes, includes:

  • Templates
  • Worksheets
  • Recordings
  • Online forum to continue the conversation

This is a hands-on workshop.  Online.  Bring your idea and walk out with it planned!  Let’s make learning easy, simple, clear, practical, and lots of fun!


Design and Facilitate Your Retreat
March 30 (Fri), 9-3:00 PST, Online, $177



‘Thank you for an informative and aha filled workshop. Your depth of experience and knowledge, along with your passionate and accommodating facilitation style enhanced my learning. I will now design my workshops with even more clearly stated objectives!’
Patricia Morgan
Author, Counselor and Past President, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Calgary

‘Leslie, thank you so much for sharing your expertise today. It was a pleasure to watch an expert!  I look forward to continuing our conversations.’
Heather Martin
Program Manager and Facilitator

‘Thank you again, it was an insightful workshop—I have already begun implimenting some great changes to my program and future programs.’
Melissa Parcels
Owner Solo Dental Hygiene Spa

‘In the “Five Minute Facilitator” course I learned so many life skills that help with communication, relationships, teaching and creating a space for incidental and fun learning. It’s a priceless course.’
Marilyn Foreman
Parental Advisor

‘A fabulous facilitation workshop with a fantastic trainer!’
Lehna Pickledbeats
Burlesque dancer and entrepreneur

‘I found it interesting, entertaining, kept me engaged, great conversations, I learned a lot and was able to action it right away. I would absolutely recommend it. 100%. I think anybody would get something out of it. Even the most experienced facilitators would find that it would make them think and redefine what they are doing or tweak what they are doing and re- engage with their participants in a better way.’
Jane Oxenbury
Registered Psychologist