Loretto, PA: Drum Circle Leadership Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan
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Loretto, PA: Drum Circle Leadership Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan

Loretto, PA: Drum Circle Leadership Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan

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Saint Francis University

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Loretto, PA 15940

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Drum Circle Leadership 4-Day Training Intensive w/ Jim Donovan M.Ed.

with special guests Michael Deaton and Kent Tonkin MHRM

Learn to Lead Your Own Transormational Drum Circles & Stress Relief Events

June 8-11, 2017, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

(On site lodging and meal plans are available for this training. Recommended. Pricing Info below.)

Foundation Skills. Creative Expression. Practice & Support. Program Design.

Plus: Special Break Out Sessions including:


  • Leading stress & anxiety relief activities events

  • Activities for young children with Michael Deaton

  • Building programs and activites for older adults with Michael Deaton

  • Program design

  • Business Refinement Breakout Session w/ Kent Tonkin MHRM



What is Drum Circle Leadership?

Drum Circle Leadership is a system created by Jim Donovan M.Ed. designed to show you how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. This foundation training is for anyone interested in learning Drum Circle Leadership techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability.

In this in-depth, 4-day experience, you will receive 27+ hours of hands-on training and practice designed to teach you the skills you need to lead meaningful and successful experiences with any group.

Whether you new to drum circles, are a graduate of Jim Donovan's DCL Foundation training, have experience leading drum circles, or just want to learn something new, this training has something for you.

What will you focus on?

Foundation Skills
At Drum Circle Leadership Foundation Training, you will discover how to create and lead your own transformational drum circles. You will learn enjoyable techniques, games and methods in a way that works with your own ability. Beginners are warmly welcomed. There are no prerequisites for this training.

Creative Group Music Making
Have fun learning how to quickly and effectively get groups of people making great music together with our unique Rhythm Seeds music making protocol. Find out how to inspire collaboration, engage challenging groups and how to connect people with a variety of social drum circle games. Inspire your group to make their own musical creations.

Practice & Support
Discover how to create "fail-proof" drum circles with a supportive group of peers. Get the practice and feedback you need to be confident leading your groups. Graduates receive access to our private DCL Facebook network to ask questions, get ideas and offer support to others. Get 13 contact hours, a Certificate of Completion, and an electronic version of the 300 page DCL manual.

Skill Refinement.
Build upon your existing skills in a way that will expand and refine your craft. At this training you will learn a wide range of new DCL techniques and have opportunities to refine what you do in the circle, in your communication and in small group practice sessions.

Focus the Business.
Improve the "business" part of your passion with our Business Breakout Session w/ Kent Tonkin MHRM that includes an overview on:

(1) developing a business plan,
(2) tips on writing grants,
(3) networking and
(4) funding opportunities.

Focus on Stress and Wellness Activities.
It's no secret that many people are suffering from anxiety and stress. This training includes in-depth methodology on how you can integrate clinically proven stress reduction techniques into your drum circle or as a stand alone program.


You can expect:

A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.
To have the opportunity to choose how you interact
27+ Contact Hours of training.
A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hours
A copy of the new Drum Circle Leadership Book 300+ Pages
Special Discount Codes for DCL Online Training Library
New handouts and written documentation
Copious amounts of optional, hands-on practice time
Feedback and constructive guidance
Tried and tested step-by-step foundation methodology
Marketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sell
Free lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook group
Specific effective techniques that will help you overcome pre-event nervousness.


Learn Valuable Skills for Your Personal and Professional Life

Discover...
How to create fail-proof events by empowering participants
How to take your drum circle from good to transformational
How to inspire collaboration in your circle
How to lessen and eliminate resistance from your groups
How to create an infinite source of rhythms with "Rhythm Seeds"
Social drum circle games for all ages
How to integrate percussion and budget friendly instruments
How to lead and shape drum circle music
How to gain confidence leading and speaking with groups
How to gain the trust of your group
How to use drumming & sound for wellness and stress relief
How to design your own effective drum circle programs


At Drum Circle Leadership | Training Intensive , you can expect:
A comfortable, welcoming and accepting atmosphere.
To have the opportunity to choose how you interact
27 contact hours of training.
A Certificate of Completion denoting your contact hours.
Your own Drum Circle Leadership eBook 300+ ($19.99 Value).
Special Discount Codes for DCL Online Training Library.
Handouts and written documentation.
Significant amounts of optional, hands-on practice time.
Feedback and constructive guidance.
Tried and tested step-by-step foundation methodology.
Marketing resources, templates and tips for those wanting to create programs to sell.
Free lifetime access to our private Drum Circle Leadership Training Facebook group.
Specific effective techniques to help you manage nervousness.

An understanding of the science behind the benefits of drumming
Access to peer reviewed research supporting rhythm & sound
New "Rhythm Seed" Music Creation Tools
Structured small group practice & refinement time
How to add percussion to your Drum Circle

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in utilizing the power of rhythm & drumming
Music Therapists
Music Teachers
Drum Circle Facilitators
Therapeutic music makers
Anyone who works with people with PTSD and returning veterans
Anyone who works with children
Addiction and recovery counselors
Camp Counselors
Grief Counselors
Sexual abuse and domestic violence counselors
Alternative healers
After school activity directors
People who work with disadvantaged youth
Social workers
Disaster relief workers
Church and spiritual group leaders
Elementary educators
Corporate facilitators seeking new tools for their activity toolbox

Learn about:

Inclusion regardless of ability
Letting go of perfectionism
Being present as a leader
Serving the group
Finding ways to flow with change
Learning the value of collaboration
How to manage mistakes
How to empower your participants
How to create fail-proof drum circles
A wide variety of malleable drumming and voice methods
How to build your own event from the ground up
How to inspire and hold the attention of the most unruly groups
How to play the various drums and percussion commonly used in rhythm events
How to use rhythm as a means to enhance personal development
How to use rhythm to lead health and wellness experiences
How to use rhythm to lead educational experiences


About your instructor:

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Assistant Professor and Chairman of Fine Arts at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and multi-platinum recording artist with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives.

Donovan was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University and a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh.

He is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers trainings to organizations that teach people how to facilitate creative group music-making as a way to enhance wellness and social connection. These trainings include specialized, evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in the addiction and recovery environment.

He regularly works in the corporate and university environment where he offers team building and wellness programs. A short list of clients include Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and Vanguard.

As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

In addition to his music and education credentials, Donovan holds the position of “Head Dishwasher” at his home in Western, PA that he shares with his wife and three amazing kids.


Lodging and meals:

Lodging and meal plans are purchased onsite upon arrival. After you register for the training, we will contact you to find out if you will be needing and room and meal plan and reserve a room for you. Payment for these plans will be collected onsite upon your arrival.

Plan 1: Private Room & Meal Plan (1 person)
(Subject to availability) $277 for the duration of the program

Single Room, Private bath, AC, Free WIFI, Free Access to Christian Hall Exercise Room


Plan 2: Double Shared Room & Meal Plan (2 People Max.)
(Subject to availability)

$209 per person for the duration of the program

Shared room, shared bath, AC, Free WIFI, Free Access to Christian Hall Exercise Room


Room and meal plans consist of Lodging on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and

Dinner on Thursday,
Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday
Continental breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Linens and towels


Those needing additional nights or double occupancy may email us for rates: jimdonovandrums@gmail.com


Early arrivals may pay cash for meals not covered in the plan.

Meals are $10, and are provided at Torvian Dining Hall buffet style.

Food:

Meals at Saint Francis University are quite good and fresh. There is a large well maintained salad bar as well as hot items at each meal with the exception of continental breakfasts. There will also be vegetarian options available.

Though our cafeteria has a wide range of food options, those with extreme food allergies or dietary restrictions may want to pack their own meals. There is room in our walk in cooler to store items that need refrigeration.

There are no refrigerators in the rooms. There is a microwave in the common area of Christian Hall.

Rooms are simple, but clean and safe. Linens and towels are provided.


IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms available. Rooms are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.




Logistics


Arrival/Departure : Feel free to arrive anytime between 11 AM and 1 PM on Thursday June 8, 2017. Lodging rooms become available after 3 PM. The training concludes at 2 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Here are a few things you may want to bring with you to make your experience more comfortable.

1. Blanket / Sweatshirt

2. Journal/pen

3. Water

4. Snacks

5. Seat cushion

6. Hiking shoes (we have a nice walking path through through the woods on site.)

7. Favorite instruments

Drums and Percussion are provided and you may also bring your own if you'd prefer. We will have a large collection of beautiful high end djembes, bougarabous, rattles and percussion there for you to use and for purchase.


Transportation

Airport : The closest airports are State College, PA (1 hr) and Pittsburgh International Airport (90 min).

Sorry, we do not provide ground transportation service.

Parking is free

Venue: Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA 15940

Lodging and registration, follow the signs to Christian Hall


Driving Distances


Altoona, PA = 20 miles
Johnstown, PA = 30 miles
State College, PA = 60 Miles
Pittsburgh, PA = 80 Miles
Baltimore = 185 Miles
Cleveland = 200 Miles
Scranton = 210 Miles
Philadelphia = 230 Miles
Buffalo = 260 Miles
Columbus = 270 Miles
New York City = 300 Miles


Schedule

Thursday, June 8, 2017
(You may want to eat lunch before your arrival to campus)
12 PM Registration
1:00 PM Welcome and Logistics
1:15 PM-4 PM Training Session
4-5 PM Dinner @ Torvian Hall (Lodging rooms become available)
5-6:30 PM Downtime
6:30-9:00 PM Training Session

Friday,
June 9, 2017

8:00 AM Breakfast @ Torvian Hall
9:00 Meet and greet
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Training Session
11:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch @ Torvian Hall
12:45- 4:00 PM Training Session
4:00 PM - 5 PM Dinner Break @ Torvian Hall
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Down Time

6:15 PM -9:00 PM Training Session

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast @ Torvian Hall
9:00 Networking Meet and Greet
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Training Session

11:00 PM - 12:00 PM Brunch @ Torvian Hall
12:45 - 4:00 PM Training Session
4:00 PM - 5PM Dinner Break @ Torvian Hall
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Down Time
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM Mock Public Drum Circle

Sunday,
June 11, 2017

8 AM Continental Breakfast @ Torvian Hall
9:00 Meet and greet
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Training Session
11 AM-11:45 AM Lunch @ Torvian Hall
12:00 Gather For Public Drum Circle @ JFK Lounge
12:15 PM -1:15 PM Community Drum Circle

1:30 PM-2:00 PM Final Training Session Process

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