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The Schedule

The schedule of the seminar should be very friendly, however if scheduled improperly it can become not so friendly. In cases when seminars are scheduled on short breaks and sessions are squeezed
in it could trigger migraines, palpitation, dehydration, kidney trouble, and even heart attack (participants can be so engrossed in writing their purpose statements and goals that they forgot they are supposed to breathe). A loose schedule, on the other hand, can be very long and boring.

As a rule of thumb, allocate at least 30 hours for a Level 1 training.

Seminars can be scheduled on any of the following:

  • School breaks
  • Semester breaks
  • Summer breaks
  • Christmas breaks
  • Holidays
  • Consecutive weekends
  • Class hours (for Bible Schools who have integrated GYMN in their curriculum)
  • Youth camps (some groups have us be a part of a larger camp). We have had trainings when there are 350 general youth, where there are general sessions for the youth, while we pull out the leaders for trainings, then all participants come together at night. We do the trainings for the leaders only, you need to have others handle topics for the general youth.
  • Leadership retreats
  • Pastors/leadership conferences

Here are sample schedules of seminars we have done in the past.