What does the agenda of a Highlights Foundation workshop look like?
Pacing, schedule, and logistics will depend first and foremost on the type of course you choose, including whether it is online or in person (see the types here). The exact sessions and topics will also vary widely depending on the subject matter, faculty, and special guests for the workshop you choose.
While we’d love to give you an exact agenda for every workshop when you first sign up, sometimes that’s just not possible.
Why the Workshop You’re Considering Might Not Have a Complete or Final Agenda Yet
What We Know For Sure
Whatever the focus, online or in-person, our workshops include a balance of faculty presentations and hands-on exercises. Many also include specialty topic sessions, levels of feedback, time to work independently, and informal community time.
The amount of personal work or retreat time probably varies the most—you’ll often find more of that during workshops at higher experience levels, or those where material generation or revision are at the heart of the program.
Levels of critique will also vary. In general, the more intensive workshops will have layers of feedback woven into them. Beginner courses will be more informational, but even then may include some level of feedback or 1:1 consult to help you ensure that you’re on a track that’s right for you. Learn more about our critique philosophy here.
If you’re eyeing a workshop with an agenda that’s not yet available, you’re always free to ask us questions and we’ll give you as much information about it as possible so that you can make your plans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
What Our Alums Say
“The faculty were just phenomenal. I wanted to talk to each of them at length. They were so transparent with their experiences, the good, bad and amazing. I appreciated their different perspectives and the way they presented their authentic selves. They were honest and helpful.”
We know that it’s an investment to attend our workshops, but we promise we’ll work to guard your investment carefully and give you an experience that empowers, rejuvenates, and helps you accomplish your goals.