Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat

Come join the quest for great teaching!

Thursday-Saturday, February 24-26, 2022
Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah

The retreat begins with a Welcome Dinner at 6pm on Thursday and ends with a Grab-and-Go Box Lunch at 12pm on Saturday.

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 "grassroots" movement continues to grow with workshops, retreats, and seminars held across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world.

At the Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat, we will enjoy great food, great conversation, and a great professional learning experience, surrounded by the most iconic, spectacular, awe-inspiring red-rock country in 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 other scenic locations not far from Red Cliffs Lodge that have been used as backdrops for numerous movies and TV shows.

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

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED to ensure a high-quality, personalized retreat, so please 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 a private mini-suite at Red Cliffs Lodge, on the banks of the Colorado River, near Moab, Utah.

  • 6 meals and 3 refreshment breaks (dinner on Thursday evening through lunch on Saturday).

  • Day and evening sessions (small-group and entire-group) with trained facilitators.

  • Retreat supplies and support materials.


Fee payment must be received ON or BEFORE Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

EARLY GROUP RATE: $580/person for a team of SIX or more from the same institution. The team's total retreat fees must be paid by the institution with a single check, money order, or credit card transaction.



AFTER Wednesday, January 19, 2022, accepted as space permits.

REGULAR GROUP RATE: $680/person for a team of SIX or more from the same institution. The team's total retreat fees must be paid by the institution with a single check, money order, or credit card transaction.



If a registered participant must cancel, an alternate from the same institution may attend instead. If no alternate is available, a refund (minus a $150 administrative fee per person) is available if the Retreat Coordinator is notified by Wednesday, February 16, 2022. NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT DATE.


Group Registration: The retreat fees for SIX or more registrants from the same institution must 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. They should select their group's registration rate (i.e., early or regular) on the form.

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 the secure, online payment system by Wave Financial OR you can send a check/money order by mail.

NOTE about SPAM FILTERS: Retreat invoices are normally sent via the secure Wave Financial 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)