The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services

Thanks for your interest in The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services!

We take pride in offering a selection of our courses to members of the Greater NYC Community. In 2018, in addition to 1,251 Good Shepherd Services staff members, The Workshops were attended by 187 individuals from 92 different organizations. And they kept coming back for more! The average individual attended 4 workshops over the course of the year.

Our workshops offer a wide range of education opportunities on critical topics in the world of social services. These topics include racial equity, Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership, trauma-informed practice, and social work practice.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At The Workshops, we acknowledge that the path to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world begins with us as individuals. We have a growing list of workshops that we offer to engage our participants in learning, discussing, and reflecting upon DE&I’s core concepts.

Art of Hosting & Participatory Leadership: Through a powerful suite of conversational practices, Art of Hosting harnesses the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of a group. Our Art of Hosting series teaches participants creative and empowering methods for engaging groups that include timeless practices such as circle and drumming.

Trauma-Informed Practice: There is not a corner of the social services field that trauma leaves untouched. Our carefully curated series of trauma-informed workshops build awareness of the signs of trauma, its impact, and how to build resilience in oneself and others. These workshops are facilitated by Good Shepherd Services staff at the Center for Trauma-Informed Practice.

Social Work Practice: Join us as our participants brush up on their clinical skills. These one-day workshops provide continuing education to licensed social workers and explore the range of subjects that social workers engage in on a daily basis. Popular topics include engaging families, motivational interviewing, intervening with cutting, and more.


Learn More About Us:

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Register for an Offering Today!

Browse our upcoming offerings in our learning management system. Once you’re ready to register, you will be prompted to create an account. If you already have an account, just click the browse link and select “Login” under the gear icon on the top right hand corner of the screen. You can find more information about the workshops listed below, including the location and times, by entering the learning management system.

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Join our mailing list so you always receive updates on our offerings. You can also print out a PDF of our remaining our newly released April – June Catalog.

Please note: Locations of upcoming offerings may be different than 12 W. 12th St. where many of our past courses have been held. When registering, please take note of the start and end times of workshops, as well as their location.

April 2019

April 3rd & 4th: The Art of Hosting Transformative Conversations on Racial Equity (12 Contact Hours)

April 9th: Core Workshops for the Supervisory Certificate Program: Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors (6 Contact Hours)

April 10th: Core Workshops for the Supervisory Certificate Program: Expectations and Feedback for Supervisors (6 Contact Hours)

April 11th: Core Workshops for the Supervisory Certificate Program: Critical Conversations for Supervisors (6 Contact Hours)

April 12th: Core Workshops for the Supervisory Certificate Program: Ethics and Boundaries for Supervisors (3 Contact Hours)

April 29th: Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CASAC Renewal Eligible)


May 2019

May 2nd: Adolescent Development (3 Contact Hours)

May 3rd: Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors (6 Contact Hours)

May 6th: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (6 Contact Hours)

May 9th: Introduction to Project Management Skills: Moving to Action

May 13th: Contemplative Collaboration: Using Mindful Communication to Transform Your Relationships (formerly titled The Essence of Communication: Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationship)

May 15th: Creating Trauma-Informed Supervisory Practice: Supervising to Prevent Vicarious Trauma and to Mindfully Create a Positive Parallel Process (6 Contact Hours)

May 20th: Role of the Youth Worker (6 Contact Hours)

May 21st: Intergenerational Supervision: Managing Different Generations Well (6 Contact Hours)

May 23rd: Creating Professional Boundaries for Youth Workers (6 Contact Hours)


June 2019

June 12th: Trauma-Informed Crisis Response: Mindfully Addressing Participant and Staff Well-Being During Times of Intense Stress (6 Contact Hours)

June 14th: Racism, White Privilege, and The Myth of Colorblindness (6 Contact Hours)


Our Fees

 Half-Day Offerings Full-Day Offerings

2-Day Offerings

For registration received 30 days or more before the workshop $55 $95 $190
For registration received 29-5 days before the workshop $75 $125 $250

Our Policies

  • Payment for workshops may be made by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. We do accept checks, but strongly encourage payment by credit card. Please note we have changed our mailing address. All checks should be mailed to the following address:

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services
305 7th Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

  • Cancellations or withdrawals received 5 days before the workshop start date will receive a full refund if the registrant paid via credit card. Registrants who paid via check, will have the option of switching their registration to another upcoming offering or receiving a coupon for the amount paid that can be used toward future offerings.
  • Signing in begins at 9:00am; the workshop begins at 9:30am: admittance is closed at 10:00am (no exceptions). Please note: there will be no refunds for latecomers or registered participants who do not attend. Please allow extra travel time to be on time.
  • When we do not have sufficient registration to hold a workshop, when possible, you will be notified of cancellation at least 5 business days in advance if you are registered. We reserve the right to cancel any training or substitute the trainer/presenter. In the event of a cancellation, registrants paying via credit card will be refunded in full. Registrants paying via check will have the option of switching their registration to another upcoming offering or receiving a coupon for the amount paid that can be used toward future offerings.

Contact Us

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services
305 7th Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
T 212-243-7070, ext. 10245

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0151. Look for offerings that are “CE Eligible.”

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