During this training, we discuss our approach and demonstrate techniques using poetry to help distressed teens and adults understand and express their important issues and feelings. This is exciting and rewarding work!
The training is intended to help anyone start a full poetry project on the Pongo model in an agency, school, or institution. In addition, the training can be used to help counselors and teachers incorporate Pongo methods into their ongoing work with both individuals and groups. As a follow up to this training, we also offer consultation and advice to the participants.
We recommend that you attend the Pongo training with a colleague, so that you can work as a team eventually and support one another in learning and doing this sensitive work.
As part of the training, participants will be writing their own poetry -- but please don't feel anxious. The writing exercises in the training will follow the Pongo philosophy and are fun and easy. The process of writing poetry is the best way to understand fully the advantages of the Pongo Method.
FILMING: October 17th's training will be recorded for marketing purposes. By registering, you give Pongo approval to record this event, still and/or moving images from which may appear in printed materials or digital channels for archival, educational, or promotional purposes.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for October 17th's ONLINE TRAINING
10:00--Module 1: An Introduction to Pongo and each other
11:00--Module 2: Fill-in-the-blank technique, Gold's Triangle
1:20--Module 3: Group "Classroom" Process, List Poem Technique
2:15--Module 4: Starting a Project (Resources and Next Steps), Q & A, Evaluation