What’s a needs analysis? Before delivering a workshop, I like to meet with agency leaders to discuss their group’s desired outcomes for the workshop. This dialogue allows me the opportunity to customize my delivery to fit the needs of the agency and the participants. Because several of my workshop topics cover sensitive issues, such as trauma and secondary stress, I like to discuss how to communicate and frame expectations prior to the workshop, to optimize engagement on behalf of participants and maximize safety, prior to the day of the workshop. Typically I do not charge for meeting with an agency to conduct a needs analysis.
How much do workshops cost? Generally I charge $250 per hour when I deliver content in a standard classroom setting. Depending on what an organization needs, on an as-needed basis, I customize workshop material that I deliver to fit the group’s goals . Sometimes this customization requires development time, which is negotiated with the agency prior to workshop delivery.