Establish A Strong Foundation for Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Professional Learning

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn the foundational habits of Artful Design and Facilitation and what it takes to create adult learning spaces where participants feel seen, cared for, challenged, and excited to learn. Drawing from Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen's book, The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development, you'll learn a process to determine the purpose of your sessions, how to design agendas with clear outcomes and principles of adult learning in mind, how to facilitate intentionally, and how to assess learning for impact. You'll also be guided in a deep exploration of how to respond to your own emotions when they come up while facilitating PD, how to respond to the emotions of others, and how to navigate complex power dynamics.

Artful Design and Facilitation

Learn about this workshop from Elena.

This workshop is designed for

  • Coaches

    Coaches and anyone who is responsible for designing and/or leading adult learning

  • Leaders

    Leaders who want to transform their meetings into powerful learning experiences

  • Educators

    Educators in all positions who work in public, charter, and private schools

What You'll Learn

1. How to respond to strong emotions-in yourself and in others-and how to engage emotions to deepen learning

2. Transformative strategies to navigate power dynamics

3. How to understand and meet the needs of adult learners

4. Novel ways to refine your communication skills

5. New methods to assess the impact of professional learning

Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 6, 2024-Thursday, February 8, 2024

Block 1: 8 am-10 am PT (10 am-12 pm CT/11 am-1 pm ET)

Block 2: 11 am-1 pm PT (1 pm-3 pm CT/2 pm-4 pm ET)

How You'll Spend Your Time

Self-Paced Prework - 4 hours minimum

Prior to your workshop sessions, your learning begins with a self-paced exploration of foundational knowledge and tools that are essential for designing and facilitating transformative professional learning.

Live Learning - 6 learning blocks, 12 hours total over 3 days

This workshop is a 3-day experience, each day consisting of 2 two-hour learning blocks with an hour break in between.

This workshop is highly interactive, allowing you the ability to quickly build skills and synthesize learning through role play practice, designing agendas, and action planning.

What Else You Need to Know


All participants must have their own copy of The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development (not included in the registration fee). The book is required for the prework and session.

The virtual engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.12.2 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email [email protected]. We will do our best to meet accessibility needs. 

*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access learning.


Individual: $895
Groups of 6-29 paying together*: $795
Do you have a group of 30 or more? Contact us for custom pricing.

*To register a group, pay by invoice, or pay by purchase order, please complete this form. Scroll down to the "How to Register" section for more details.


The workshop will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch it at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the last session to help supplement learning. 

Accommodating Participants with Disabilities

Bright Morning strives to provide universal access to all of our events. Please contact [email protected] as soon as possible to request disability accommodations. 

Advanced notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. A full refund will be issued, and the registration will be canceled without penalty if we are unable to provide satisfactory accommodations. You can learn more by visiting our Accessibility Services page. 

Cancelation Policy

  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancelation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.

In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternative learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

How to Register

  • If you're a Bright Morning member, use your exclusive coupon code (found in your Thinkific membership course) during the online checkout. Once you apply the coupon code, the amount should become $0.

  • New to Bright Morning? Choose the payment method that works for you: pay online by credit card or pay by an alternative method.

  • If you’re enrolling a large group, use the Alternative Method of Payment form.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

If you want instant enrollment and course access, you must register an individual by credit card. This option requires registering one person at a time by creating an account per person.

Group Discount by Credit Card

If you're with a group of 6 or more and want instant enrollment, you may register individually online by credit card. This option requires registering one person at a time by creating an account per person.

Group Registration or Alternative Method of Payment

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