Frequently Asked Questions


Fall & Spring Semester
Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 9am-Noon
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 4pm-8pm

Instructional Workshop FAQs

When can I request an instructional workshop?

Due to budgetary limits, client-specific workshop requests are taken on a first come, first serve basis. In all cases, client-specific workshops must be requested at least two weeks prior to the workshop facilitation date. Requests can be made as early as one semester before the desired facilitation date. In most cases, workshops cannot be presented on a Monday.

How long are these workshops?

Most of our workshops are scheduled for 50 minutes, one hour, or an hour and fifteen minutes. Some workshops have been scheduled for two or three hours with a break. A minimum of 40 minutes must be allotted for each workshop.

Why can’t a workshop last 10-15 minutes?

The forty-minute minimum is set because it allows for up to three topics to be covered in our signature interactive style instead of all lecture-based. We put into practice adult training and development theory when developing and facilitating our workshops.

What if I don’t have 40 minutes and my group really needs help?

We can still support your needs. You can go to the resources section of our web page and get assistance in the form of tip sheets and e-reserved textbook chapters on a variety of oral communication topics. Members of your group can also make individual appointments for one-on-one or small group instruction consultations.  Starting in fall 2018, we can also put together a short instructional speech to share with you via our YouTube Channel.

Who can request workshops?

Faculty, administrators, staff, student leaders, and members of Greensboro’s non-profit community can request workshops.

What topics can workshops cover?

The topics addressed relate to public speaking, group, and interpersonal communication. Sample topics include conflict management, persuasive speaking, culture shock, facilitating meeting discussions, mock trials, turning a paper into a presentation, communicating science, elevator pitches, TedTalks, 3 minute thesis, 2 minute to win it, PowerPoint, and active listening.

Where do the workshops take place?

Workshops can take place in academic buildings, dorms, or other buildings across campus. We no longer have our own training room.

Why are they called client-specific?

They are client-specific because they cover topics that the person making the request has identified as applicable in their academic class or group and utilize activities that reinforce key concepts that are needed for present and future class assignments. We tailor individual workshops to the needs of the client(s).

Where can I sign up to get a client specific workshop?

We are currently accepting workshop requestd via this online form.

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