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:

Join our mailing list to stay up to date on the newest and upcoming offerings! For further questions, please contact us at or 212-243-7070, 10245. We look forward to welcoming you into our community of life-long learners!

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.

Check Out Our Upcoming Offerings!

Join our mailing list so you always receive updates on our offerings. You can also print out a PDF of our October – December Catalog. or our January – March 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.

November 2019

  • November 18th: Intergenerational Supervision: Managing Different Generations Well (Open to All Supervisors) (6 Contact Hours)
  • November 19th: Empathy: What We See, What We Hear, What We Say (6 Contact Hours)
  • November 21st: Trauma, PTSD, Complex Trauma, and The Stress Response (6 Contact Hours)
  • November 21st: An Introduction to the Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair with a Focus on Social Justice (6 Contact Hours)

December 2019

  • December 3rd: Introduction to Project Management Skills: Moving to Action (Open to All Supervisors and Project Leaders)

January 2020

  • January 15th: Transforming Vicarious Traumatic Stress Into Vicarious Resiliency and Self-Care (6 Contact Hours)
  • January 23rd: HIV: The Essentials
  • January 23rd: Universal Precautions and Infection Control
  • January 27th: Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (CASAC Renewal Eligible)
  • January 27th: SafeTalk: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

February 2020

  • February 4th: Overview of Mental Disorders and Related Medications (6 Contact Hours)
  • February 5th: Creating Resilience through Circle, Drumming and Mindfulness (6 Contact Hours)
  • February 27th: Trauma, PTSD, Complex Trauma, and The Stress Response (6 Contact Hours)

March 2020

  • March 9th: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (6 Contact Hours)
  • March 27th: An Introduction to the Art of Hosting (AoH) Social Justice Conversations: Participatory Practices & Methodologies (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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