Prospective Leaders FAQs
How Can I Market My Workshop?
A few things make a big difference. First, craft a very concise and compelling workshop description and include a good current photo of yourself.
Make sure you publish your Esalen workshop page link on your website, your Facebook wall as an event, and if you use Twitter, via Twitter.
Make sure to begin promoting your Esalen workshop to your prospect list at least 6 months in advance via email and phone.
Distribute the Esalen catalogs that you are given as an Esalen leader. If you have any related books or youtube videos, make sure to let us know so we can promote you through Amazon and Youtube.
It is also helpful to create a PDF flyer and we can help you with a logo and images to use to make it nice visually. See our logos, photos, and templates page for some digital files to make this process easy.
Contact our Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more resources.
I need Audiovisual (A/V) Equipment. Can Esalen Provide it?
Esalen does provide basic audio/visual equipment for our workshops and private conferences. Workshops with elaborate a/v set-ups would need to be discussed well in advance on a case-by-case basis.
How Many Hours of Class Time are in a Typical Esalen Workshop?
A weekend workshop consists of approximately 10 hours of class time; a 5-day workshop consists of approximately 26 hours. A 7-day workshop consists of a total of 36 hours.
What Are the Qualifications to Teach at Esalen?
Esalen usually works with leaders who have a deep understanding and level of experience in their field.
Usually they have teaching experience, or can demonstrate an ability to design curriculum and hold a group. Often, leaders have an existing student base and teach topics that have a broad appeal, but we do consider any and all workshops that are aligned with our mission and vision.
How Long Until I Hear from Esalen About My Workshop Proposal?
We will send you a confirmation email once we receive your proposal. We schedule a year in advance, so it could take a year or more for us to have room to schedule your workshop if accepted.
Unless you hear otherwise, it is possible that your workshop will be scheduled in the future but there isn’t currently space. If your program is not going to be scheduled, we will contact you in writing.
We have the blessing of receiving many more proposals than we could possibly schedule. Please do not take it personally if we are unable to schedule yours.