Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2018-12-29T07:30:11-05:00

Are you wondering how it all works?

It’s really important to us to make it easy to take one of our online courses, become a member of The Collab Salon, join a Faculty Consultation/Training Group and/or attend one of our workshops.Please contact us if you encounter technical difficulties. We pledge to do our best to troubleshoot technical problems, and sincerely apologize for any difficulties you encounter along the way. We’ll offer practical advice, detailed instruction and support to get you started. Rest assured, we are working diligently behind-the-scenes to make everything user-friendly, self-directed and interactive.   While each feature is unique, there a number of common features. Let’s first see if we can answer some of your questions here.

If you don’t see your question(s) answered here, please Contact Us.

What’s new and different about our Learning Community?2018-12-29T07:33:52-05:00

Our learning community keeps morphing to adapt to its members’ preferences. We are doing our best to keep up with new developments in educational technology: adaptability to large and small devices, a growing capacity for multi-media and video conferencing. We began as an online study that connected through discussion forums.  Since 2015, our Collab Salon monthly real-time meetings ‘on a cloud’ have become the centerpiece for conversation. We’ve created several self-paced Online Courses available for continuing education credit. Through our Faculty Offerings, we’ve added Faculty Consultation Groups and Trainings.  We sponsor a series of Refreshing the Spirit of the Work workshops in Vermont, and collaborate with our partners to offer workshops in other places. We now have our own  Reauthoring Teaching Youtube channel. And behind the scenes we are developing new online courses as well as materials for Higher Education. None of this could be possible without creating a collaboratory, and the help of our Board, Faculty and community members.

How do people get to your workshops?2018-11-04T05:36:44-05:00

Burlington Vermont is about 1/2 hour from All Souls Gathering (Shelburne),  40 minutes from Treleven Farm (Vergennes) and one hour from EastView (Middlebury). Many people take a plane, bus or train to Burlington. The Manchester, New Hampshire or Albany, New York airports are about 2 1/2 hours away. We are also about a 3 hour drive from Montreal, Quebec or a 4 hour drive from Boston.  It’s very difficult to get around Vermont without a car; sometimes people rent a car. We also carpool as much as we can.

Do you offer accommodation?2018-11-04T05:38:34-05:00

We do not have onsite accommodation at Treleven Farm, All Souls Gathering or EastView.  The nearest towns are Middlebury (EastView), Vergennes (Treleven), Charlotte, and Shelburne (All Souls).  There are plenty of options nearby: hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Inns, lakeside cottages and camping. If you need help, please contact us and we are happy to help.

How – and where- do I earn Continuing Education Credit?2018-12-01T06:41:33-05:00

Our Online Courses,and Workshops offer continuing education through Alliant International University for licensed social workers, psychologists and other mental health clinicians.  CEs are currently not available for Coll