Retreat Details

Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, 2021
Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah

Come join the quest for great teaching!

Retreat begins with a Welcome Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday; ends with a Grab-and-Go Lunch on Saturday.

Red Cliffs Lodge by the Colorado River
This retreat is for college and university faculty, whether full-time or part-time. It is based on the philosophy that well facilitated shoptalk is one of the highest forms of professional development. No individual "expert" can match the collective knowledge, experience, wisdom, creativity, and genius of any group of teachers actively involved in their profession. The participants are the "experts" at the retreat.

You will meet with other teachers from different disciplines and institutions, engage in highly interactive discussions, share successful teaching strategies and innovations, seek solutions to your own teaching problems and challenges, and much more (see instructions for Prior Preparation about what to bring to the retreat).

The retreat facilitators will provide structure and guidelines to help assure effective use of retreat time, but you and the other participants will decide which issues are most important and relevant to discuss. Together, we will pursue a quest for the ideal of the "great teacher." The Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat is based on the seminar model of the National Great Teachers Movement, founded in 1969 by David Gottshall. This movement continues to grow with workshops, retreats, and seminars held across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world.

Delicate Arch, near Moab, Utah
At the Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat, we will have great food, great conversation, and even a little free time for fun in some of the most spectacular, awe-inspiring red-rock country of Utah. You may decide to extend your stay over the weekend so you can spend more time in the area, perhaps visiting the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and scenic locations used as backdrops for numerous movies and TV shows not far from Red Cliffs Lodge.

YOU are invited to join us in this professionally enriching and energizing experience!

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED to ensure a high-quality, personalized retreat, so REGISTER NOW to reserve your place; then send a check, money order, or pay with a credit card, to secure your registration.


The Retreat Fee includes the following for each participant:
  • 2 nights/3 days in private mini-suite at Red Cliffs Lodge (near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks)
  • 6 meals and 3 refreshment breaks/snacks (dinner on Thursday evening through lunch on Saturday)
  • Day and evening Retreat sessions
  • Retreat supplies and support materials

Fee payment must be received ON or BEFORE Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

EARLY GROUP RATE$580/person for team of SIX or more from same institutionPlease arrange with your institution to pay with a single check, money order, or credit card for the team's total retreat fees.



AFTER Wednesday, January 27, 2021accepted as space permits.

REGULAR GROUP RATE: $680/person for team of SIX or more from same institutionPlease arrange with your institution to pay with a single check, money order, or credit card for the team's total retreat fees.



If a registered participant must cancel, an alternate from the same institution may attend instead. If no alternate is available, a refund (minus a $180 administrative fee per person) is available upon notification of the Retreat Coordinator by Wednesday, February 3, 2021. NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT DATE.


Group Registration: The retreat fees for SIX or more registrants from the same institution can be paid in a single transaction via an electronic invoice sent to a designated institutional representative. The invoice includes options to pay by credit card OR to send a check or money order by mail. Each participant in a group must still complete the online registration form to provide information needed to organize various retreat activities as well as to help us meet such personal needs as wheelchair access, dietary considerations, and so on.

Wave Accounting
Individual Registration: Within 48 hours of registering, you should receive an electronic invoice via email from Highroad Professional Development, LLC. The invoice includes options to pay by credit card using a secure, online payment system by 
OR you can send a check/money order by mail.

If you send a check or money order, make it payable (in U.S. Dollars) to Highroad Professional Development, LLC. Then mail it as follows:

Attention: Retreat Coordinator
Highroad Professional Development, LLC
3941 North Hampshire Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721

NOTE about SPAM FILTERS: Retreat invoices for Individual Registration are normally sent via the secure Wave Accounting system within 48 hours of registering online. However, some spam filters may treat such emails as junk mail and block their delivery. Check the spam/junk mail folders of your email account; then if you have not received an electronic invoice within 2 business days after registering, please contact the Retreat Coordinator by email or phone.

Phone: 435-590-6066 (if no answer, please leave a message)