Mellisa Cain has facilitated a variety of workshops with educators throughout the United States and the world. She is known for her energy, positive outlook, her ability to think outside the box and to adapt to the needs of participants.

Mellisa offers a range of services, from staff trainings and development to train the trainers to teambuilding initiatives. All workshops can be adapted for specific groups. Mellisa provides customized workshops to educators including classroom teachers, after-school professionals and counselors, as well as community organizations.  All workshops encourage laughter, movement and critical thinking.

Upon initial contact, Mellisa will work with you to develop the right workshop for your team!

 

Workshops Offered

Teambuilding Series

Discover Teambuilding: A training designed with educators in mind, Discover Teambuilding introduces basic teambuilders, energizers and games. Upon competition of the workshop, participants will have a toolbox of over 15 teambuilders to bring back to their workplace. 

Advanced Teambuilding: A fantastic companion piece to Discover Teambuilding, Advanced Teambuilding introduces "processors," allowing teams to go deeper through games.

Teambuilding Reflection: The third workshop in the Teambuilding series, Reflection allows teams to go into deeper reflection as to how to make their team work more effectively.


Effective Communication

Intercultural Communications: Introduces concepts that foster an awareness and understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity with the goal to create a safe, compassionate work environment.

Conflict Transformation: Digging deep, the Conflict Transformation workshop assists teams in examining why conflicts are occurring and using CT skills, work through them to develop a vibrant and supportive team.

Non-Violent Communication: Introducing the concepts of NVC, the workshop allows participants to leave with practical skills to deal with difficult situations that arise in their workplace or personal lives. 


Train-the-Trainer

Train-the-Trainer: Dynamic workshop that introduces training concepts to novice trainers, from Group Facilitation Basic to Workshop Design to Adult Learning Styles. Everything from room set-up to handling challenging participants will be covered. 


Customized Trainings

Contact Mellisa for information for customized teambuilding and other workshops. Is your team struggling with inefficiency due to staff infighting? Mellisa suggests a one-day training where your team will be guided from games to slowly begin processing the problems that have been taken place. By the end of the day, staff will feel more committed to being a dynamic, productive team.