Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2018-11-04T06:11:16+00:00

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 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.

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

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+00:00

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 do I earn Continuing Education Credit?2018-11-04T05:41:08+00:00

Continuing education credits through Alliant International University are available for licensed social workers, psychologists and other mental health clinicians.  The certificate costs an extra $20-$25 per course. You’ll be asked to follow the regulations such as signing in and signing out, and filling out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop. Just be sure to sign up for the Continuing Education option and then follow our instructions. For our online courses, we also offer both a course description and a “Certificate of Completion” for submission to other professional disciplines.

Who attends a Re-authoring Teaching Workshop?2018-11-04T05:46:39+00:00

Our workshops are appropriate for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, graduate students, counselors, and other human service practitioners in work contexts that include independent practice as well as agency settings such as community mental health, parent-child centers, and hospital programs. We also welcome to our workshops community members/individuals interested in a particular topic.  Contact us if you do not quite fit in this description but hope to participate anyway.

What’s new and different about our Learning Community?2018-11-04T06:01:51+00:00

Our learning community keep 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 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 user friendly are your courses?2015-07-18T15:13:08+00:00

We are eager to share our new entirely WordPress based platform with you! When Collab members piloted our first course, Narrative Therapy: Foundations and Key Concepts, we listened to the feedback. With an eye toward user friendliness and ease of navigation, we simplified everything. Keep It Simple is our new motto. No more multiple logins!