Loretto, PA: Drum Circle Leadership Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan


Loretto, PA: Drum Circle Leadership Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan
Event on 2017-06-08 13:00:00
Drum Circle Leadership 4-Day Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan M.Ed. with special guests Michael Deaton and Kent Tonkin MHRM Learn to Lead Your Own Transformational Drum Circles & Stress Relief Events June 8-11, 2017, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA (On site lodging and meal plans are available for this training. Recommended. Pricing Info below.) Foundation Skills. Creative Expression. Practice & Support. Program Design.  Plus: Special Break Out Sessions including: Leading stress & anxiety relief activities events  Activities for young children with Michael Deaton Building programs and activites for older adults with Michael Deaton Program design Business Refinement Breakout Session w/ Kent Tonkin MHRM  What is Drum Circle Leadership? Drum Circle Leadership is a system created by Jim Donovan M.Ed. designed to show you how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. This intensive training is for anyone interested in learning Drum Circle Leadership techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability. In this in-depth, 4-day experience, you will receive 27+ hours of hands-on training and practice designed to teach you the skills you need to lead meaningful and successful experiences with any group. Whether you new to drum circles, are a graduate of Jim Donovan's DCL Foundation training, have experience leading drum circles, or just want to learn something new, this training has something for you.  What will you focus on? Foundation SkillsAt Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training, you will discover how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. You will learn enjoyable techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability. Beginners are warmly welcomed. There are no prerequisites for this training. Creative Group Music MakingHave fun learning how to quickly and effectively get groups of people making great music together with our unique Rhythm Seeds music making protocol. Find out how to inspire collaboration, engage challenging groups and how to connect people with a variety of social drum circle games. Inspire your group to make their own musical creations. Practice & SupportDiscover how to create "fail-proof" drum circles with a supportive group of peers. Get the practice and feedback you need to be confident leading your groups. Graduates receive access to our private DCL Facebook network to ask questions, get ideas and offer support to others. Get 13 contact hours, a Certificate of Completion, and an electronic version of the 300 page DCL manual. Skill Refinement.Build upon your existing skills in a way that will expand and refine your craft. At this training you will learn a wide range of new DCL techniques and have opportunities to refine what you do in the circle, in your communication and in small group practice sessions. Focus the Business.Improve the "business" part of your passion with our Business Breakout Session w/ Kent Tonkin MHRM that includes an overview on:(1) developing a business plan,(2) tips on writing grants,(3) networking and(4) funding opportunities. Focus on Stress and Wellness Activities.It's no secret that many people are suffering from anxiety and stress. This training includes in-depth methodology on how you can integrate clinically proven stress reduction techniques into your drum circle or as a stand alone program. You can expect:A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.To have the opportunity to choose how you interact27+ Contact Hours of training.A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hoursA copy of the new Drum Circle Leadership Book 300+ PagesSpecial Discount Codes for DCL Online Training LibraryNew handouts and written documentationCopious amounts of optional, hands-on practice timeFeedback and constructive guidanceTried and tested step-by-step foundation methodologyMarketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sellFree lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook groupSpecific effective techniques that will help you overcome pre-event nervousness. Learn Valuable Skills for Your Personal and Professional Life Discover…How to create fail-proof events by empowering participantsHow to take your drum circle from good to transformationalHow to inspire collaboration in your circleHow to lessen and eliminate resistance from your groupsHow to create an infinite source of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"Social drum circle games for all agesHow to integrate percussion and budget friendly instrumentsHow to lead and shape drum circle musicHow to gain confidence leading and speaking with groupsHow to gain the trust of your groupHow to use drumming & sound for wellness and stress reliefHow to design your own effective drum circle programs At Drum Circle Leadership |  Training Intensive , you can expect:A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.To have the opportunity to choose how you interact27 contact hours of training.A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hours.Your own Drum Circle Leadership eBook 300+ (.99 Value).Special Discount Codes for DCL Online Training Library.Handouts and written documentation.Significant amounts of optional, hands-on practice time.Feedback and constructive guidance.Tried and tested step-by-step foundation methodology.Marketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sell.Free lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook group.Specific effective techniques to help you manage nervousness.  An understanding of the science behind the benefits of drummingAccess to peer reviewed research supporting rhythm & soundNew "Rhythm Seed" Music Creation ToolsStructured small group practice & refinement timeHow to add percussion to your Drum Circle Who should attend? Anyone interested in utilizing the power of rhythm & drummingMusic TherapistsMusic TeachersDrum Circle FacilitatorsTherapeutic music makersAnyone who works with people with PTSD and returning veteransAnyone who works with childrenAddiction and recovery counselorsCamp CounselorsGrief CounselorsSexual abuse and domestic violence counselorsAlternative healersAfter school activity directorsPeople who work with disadvantaged youthSocial workersDisaster relief workersChurch and spiritual group leadersElementary educatorsCorporate facilitators seeking new tools for their activity toolbox Learn about: Inclusion regardless of abilityLetting go of perfectionismBeing present as a leaderServing the groupFinding ways to flow with changeLearning the value of collaborationHow to manage mistakesHow to empower your participantsHow to create fail-proof drum circlesA wide variety of malleable drumming and voice methodsHow to build your own event from the ground upHow to inspire and hold the attention of the most unruly groupsHow to play the various drums and percussion commonly used in rhythm eventsHow to use rhythm as a means to enhance personal developmentHow to use rhythm to lead health and wellness experiencesHow to use rhythm to lead educational experiences About your instructor: Jim Donovan M.Ed., Assistant Professor and Chairman of Fine Arts at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and multi-platinum recording artist with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives. Donovan was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University and a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers trainings to organizations that teach people how to facilitate creative group music-making as a way to enhance wellness and social connection. These trainings include specialized, evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in the addiction and recovery environment. He regularly works in the corporate and university environment where he offers team building and wellness programs. A short list of clients include Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and Vanguard. As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others. In addition to his music and education credentials, Donovan holds the position of “Head Dishwasher” at his home in Western, PA that he shares with his wife and three amazing kids. Lodging and meals:  Lodging and meal plans are purchased onsite upon arrival. After you register for the training, we will contact you to find out if you will be needing and room and meal plan and reserve a room for you. Payment for these plans will be collected onsite upon your arrival. Plan 1: Private Room & Meal Plan (1 person) (Subject to availability) 7 for the duration of the program Single Room, Private bath, AC, Free WIFI, Free Access to Christian Hall Exercise Room Plan 2: Double Shared Room & Meal Plan (2 People Max.)(Subject to availability) 9 per person for the duration of the program Shared room, shared bath, AC, Free WIFI, Free Access to Christian Hall Exercise Room Room and meal plans consist of Lodging on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and Dinner on Thursday,Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and SaturdayContinental breakfast and lunch on Sunday.Linens and towels Those needing additional nights or double occupancy may email us for rates: jimdonovandrums@gmail.com Early arrivals may pay cash for meals not covered in the plan. Meals are , and are provided at Torvian Dining Hall buffet style. Food:  Meals at Saint Francis University are quite good and fresh. There is a large well maintained salad bar as well as hot items at each meal with the exception of continental breakfasts. There will also be vegetarian options available.  Though our cafeteria has a wide range of food options, those with extreme food allergies or dietary restrictions may want to pack their own meals. There is room in our walk in cooler to store items that need refrigeration. There are no refrigerators in the rooms. There is a microwave in the common area of Christian Hall. Rooms are simple, but clean and safe. Linens and towels are provided.  IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms available. Rooms  are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

 Logistics Arrival/Departure : Feel free to arrive anytime between 11 AM and 1 PM on Thursday June 8, 2017. Lodging rooms become available after 3 PM. The training concludes at 2 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017 Here are a few things you may want to bring with you to make your experience more comfortable. 1. Blanket / Sweatshirt 2. Journal/pen 3. Water 4. Snacks 5. Seat cushion 6. Hiking shoes (we have a nice walking path through through the woods on site.) 7. Favorite instruments Drums and Percussion are provided and you may also bring your own if you'd prefer. We will have a large collection of beautiful high end djembes, bougarabous, rattles and percussion there for you to use and for purchase. Transportation Airport : The closest airports are State College, PA (1 hr) and Pittsburgh International Airport (90 min). Sorry, we do not provide ground transportation service.Parking is free  Venue: Saint Francis University 117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA 15940 Lodging and registration, follow the signs to Christian Hall Driving Distances Altoona, PA = 20 milesJohnstown, PA = 30 milesState College, PA = 60 MilesPittsburgh, PA = 80 MilesBaltimore = 185 MilesCleveland = 200 MilesScranton = 210 MilesPhiladelphia = 230 MilesBuffalo = 260 MilesColumbus = 270 MilesNew York City = 300 Miles Schedule Thursday, June 8, 2017(You may want to eat lunch before your arrival to campus)12 PM  Registration1:00 PM Welcome and Logistics1:15 PM-4 PM Training Session4-5 PM Dinner @ Torvian Hall (Lodging rooms become available)5-6:30 PM Downtime6:30-9:00 PM Training SessionFriday, June 9, 2017 8:00 AM Breakfast @ Torvian Hall9:00 Meet and greet 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM Training Session11:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch @ Torvian Hall12:45- 4:00 PM Training Session4:00 PM – 5 PM Dinner Break @ Torvian Hall5:00 PM-6:00 PM Down Time  6:15 PM -9:00 PM Training Session Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast @ Torvian Hall9:00 Networking Meet and Greet 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM Training Session 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM  Brunch @ Torvian Hall12:45 – 4:00 PM Training Session  4:00 PM – 5PM  Dinner Break @ Torvian Hall5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Down Time 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM Mock Public Drum CircleSunday, June 11, 2017 8 AM Continental Breakfast @ Torvian Hall9:00 Meet and greet9:15 AM – 11:00 AM Training Session11 AM-11:45 AM Lunch @ Torvian Hall12:00 Gather For Public Drum Circle @ JFK Lounge12:15 PM -1:15 PM Community Drum Circle 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Final Training Session Process 

at Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive P O Box 600
Loretto, United States

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