Develop Successful Workshops

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$295

regular

$330

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

Workshop

Develop Successful Workshops

A Lab for Teachers, Writers & Workshop Producers

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$295

regular

$330

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

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Omega Institute opened in 1977 in rented facilities, with only a 2-week season and two dozen programs. Since then, Omega has grown exponentially to become one of the nation’s largest and most influential nonprofit holistic learning centers.

In this workshop, Omega program strategist Michael Craft shares insights on the art of planning, marketing, producing, and evaluating successful workshops. It is a forum for teachers and others involved in developing workshops to explore their long-term goals, methods, and resources. Through lecture, discussion, and writing exercises, we follow the development of a workshop idea from initial inspiration to implementation.

We learn how to identify our own niche, discover and reach the right market, and work with outside vendors and media. We also explore how to best utilize the publishing industry, websites, mailing lists, course copy, professional contracts, and production standards to successfully promote workshops. Special emphasis is on cultivating the core qualities of a successful workshop, and on writing course copy that both inspires and sells. We also discuss how to interest established venues in our work and how to evaluate our workshops strategically. The final session features an experiential “pitch slam.”

Bring a notebook.

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Program Tuition

member

$295

regular

$330

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$110.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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