Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat

Come join the quest for great teaching!

Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25, 2023
Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, Utah

The retreat begins with a Welcome Dinner at 6pm on Thursday and ends at 11am 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 has continued for over 50 years with workshops, retreats, and seminars 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 great professional learning experiences, 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.

RETREAT FEE

The Retreat Fee includes the following for each participant:

  • 2 nights/3 days in a mini-suite at Red Cliffs Lodge, on the banks of the Colorado River, near Moab, Utah.

  • 5 meals and 3 refreshment breaks (dinner on Thursday evening through breakfast on Saturday).

  • Day and evening sessions (small-group and entire-group) guided by facilitators.

  • Retreat supplies and support materials.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Fee payment must be received ON or BEFORE Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

EARLY SHARED-ROOM RATE: $675/person for TWO retreat participants per room. Roommates must identify each other by name to the Retreat Coordinator IN ADVANCE on their registration forms.

EARLY GROUP PRIVATE-ROOM RATE: $725/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 or money order to qualify for the group discount.

EARLY INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE-ROOM RATE: $775/person

REGULAR REGISTRATION

AFTER Wednesday, January 18, 2023, accepted as space permits.

REGULAR SHARED-ROOM RATE: $775/person for TWO retreat participants per room. Roommates must identify each other by name to the Retreat Coordinator IN ADVANCE on their registration forms.

REGULAR GROUP PRIVATE-ROOM RATE: $825/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 or money order to qualify for the group discount.

REGULAR INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE-ROOM RATE: $875/person

REFUND POLICY

If a registered participant must cancel, an alternate from the same institution may attend instead. If no alternate is available, a refund (minus a $175 administrative fee per person) is available if the Retreat Coordinator is notified by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT DATE.

PAYMENT

Shared-Room and Group Private-Room Registrations for participants from the same institution: An electronic invoice will be sent to a designated institutional representative. To qualify for the group discount, retreat fees must be paid with a single institutional check or money order.

Each participant in a group from the same institution must still complete the online registration form to provide the requested information, which helps us organize various retreat activities. On the form, they should select the registration rate (i.e., Early or Regular) that applies to their specific situation.

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: For individual registrations (not groups), retreat invoices are normally sent within 48 hours. However, some spam filters may block delivery from the secure Wave Financial system. 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.

Email: HighroadPD@gmail.com
Phone: 435-590-6066 (if no answer, please leave a message)