The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services

Who We Are:

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services has a rich history in providing learning and development opportunities for professionals in NYC and the surrounding areas.

40 years ago we took the lead in to develop this program as the need for professional development grew. We acknowledge that our fields are forever changing and evolving to meet the complex and emerging needs of our city and we are committed to be responsive to this need by providing workshops that promote innovative ideas, share promising practices, and promote evidence informed models to help achieve our mission of supporting youth and families and having NYC become a better place to live and work. We focus on fostering bold leadership, skill development, social change, and advocacy to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities. The Workshops is designed to be engaging, inter-active, and is organized to build skill and bring compassion into our work.

Our Learning Environment:

The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services creates a unique learning environment that is committed to creating a safe and support atmosphere for all learners, where questions and exploration are valued. We invite colleagues who believe in growth and change, who have the courage to challenge themselves, take risks, learn something new, reserve judgement, listen from a place of compassion, and seek opportunities for community-building and fun. Our workshops are spaces of collaboration and invite colleagues from different agencies and fields to connect and learn together. Offerings at The Workshops emphasize the transformation of knowledge and learning into practice, providing opportunities for practice within the learning space and providing techniques, tools, and strategies that are relevant and readily applicable to direct work.

Our Workshop Topics:

Last fiscal year at The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services, over 530 colleagues joined Good Shepherd Services staff in attending learning and development offerings  on 157 different topics including workshops on Trauma-Informed Practice, Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership, Supervision and Management, Skills Development, Engagement, Self-Renewal and Personal Development, and CASAC Renewal. In addition, in response to the state requirement that all licensed social workers attend continuing education activities, The Workshops at Good Shepherd Services obtained approval as a Continuing Education provider by New York State Education Department. In fact, in the last fiscal year, we provided 53 workshops to LMSWs and LCSWs for a total of 288 contact hours ensuring that social workers through the city receive the support they need to meet this new expectation and continue their professional development in the social work field.

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 July – September 2018 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 locations


August 2018

August 1st: Creating Resilience through Circle, Drumming and Mindfulness (6 Contact Hours)

August 21st: The Impact of Attachment & Substance Use Disorders on Parenting (6 Contact Hours)

August 22nd: Understanding Children’s Reactions to Trauma and Stress (6 Contact Hours)

August 31st: SafeTalk: Suicide Awareness & Prevention


September 2018

September 11th: Reflective Listening and Effective Counseling Skills (6 Contact Hours)

September 14th: Trauma-Informed Crisis Response: Mindfully Addressing Participant and Staff Well-Being during Times of Intense Stress (6 Contact Hours)

September 20th & 21st: The Art of Hosting Transformative Conversations on Racial Equity (12 Contact Hours)

September 24th: Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors (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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