Sample Schedule

Connie Regan-Blake

Institute Schedule

June 2 – 6, 2008

Day One: Monday June 2

Noon - 1:00

Registration at the Presbyterian Student Fellowship building. The remainder of the Institute will also take place there. Those who have already paid Institute fees in full may arrive around 12:45.

1:00 - 3:45

Introduction & announcements by Institute Director.

Opening Session with Institute Leader (Tapes and resources may be sold throughout all sessions at the discretion of the Institute Leader).

4:00 - 5:45

Informal coaching among participants. Tellers may stay and engage in a session of peer coaching. Each teller will state how much (or little) he/she would like to be coached. Enrollees for credit are required to attend two of the three peer coaching sessions, today, Tues. or Thurs., and telling is required just once.

7:00 – 9:30

Evening session with Institute Leader

Day Two: Tuesday June 3

9:00a - 11:45a

Announcements by Institute Director

Morning session by Institute Leader (Timing for all morning and afternoon breaks will vary according to the de­sires of the Institute Leader.)

11:45a - 1:00p

Lunch. Lunch is on your own. Feel free to carpool with others going to nearby eateries and get to know them better during this social time. We ask that everyone please make your lunch plans to insure your return to the meeting room by 12:50 so the session will not be interrupted by late arrivers. Please keep in mind the lunchtime traffic and the delays in getting served at most eating establishments near the noon hour. Feel free to "brown-bag it" and eat in the classroom if you wish.

1:00 - 3:45

Afternoon session with Institute Leader

4:00 - 5:45

Informal coaching among participants (giving the Institute Leader a breather before concert). Tellers may stay and engage in a session of peer coaching. Each teller will state how much (or little) he/she would like to be coached.

5:45 - 7:00

Break and Dinner (on your own) for participants. Volunteers for helping with the concert should be at the auditorium by 6:45.

7:30 - 9:00

Concert with Connie Regan Blake. Rogers-Stout Auditorium Room 118. The auditorium might be cool, so you dress accordingly.

Third day: Wednesday June 4

9:00a - 11:45a

Announcements by Institute Director

Morning session by Institute Leader including discussion of previous evening's concert

11:45a - 1:00p

Lunch. Lunch is on your own. Feel free to carpool with others go­ing to nearby eateries and get to know them better during this social time. We ask that everyone please make your lunch plans to insure your return to the meeting room by 12:50 so the session will not be interrupted by late arrivers. Please keep in mind the lunchtime traffic and the delays in getting served at most eating establishments near the noon hour. Feel free to "brown-bag it" and eat in the classroom if you wish.

1:00- 6:30

Open Afternoon

Participants may wish to attend the Teller-in-Residence Program at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough at 2 pm with Bil Lepp. A one hour discussion session with Bil will follow for those enrolled in Contemporary Storytelling Styles. All Institute attendees may attend.

Carpooling is encouraged. Tickets have been pre-ordered.

Participants may also wish to do a peer coaching session this afternoon, instead of going to Jonesborough.

6:30 - 9:00

LIGHT PICNIC SUPPER and Evening Participant Olio at Joseph and Mitzi Sobol’s house, 211 E. Main St., Jonesborough (Food will be provided.) Directions provided and carpooling encouraged.

Note 1: Also, if anyone with kitchen facilities and/or culinary talents would like to bring an additional covered dish, please feel free to do so. Immediately after the picnic, any voluntary clean-up help will be welcomed. Would someone offer to bring any leftover desserts to class the next morning? Dr. Sobol’s house is about 10 minutes from the campus.

Note 2: You may bring one guest. Additional guests may join the evening's picnic and olio for $5.00. Please let an Institute staff member know one day in advance.

Note 3: The evening olio by the participants will follow the picnic. (Please let the Institute Director know as soon as possible if you are in­terested in emceeing. A designated assistant will have a sign-up sheet for the telling. Please sign up ONLY if you have a story up to 10 minutes long (including introductory/mindset material). Thank you for timing your story to in­sure that it does not exceed this time limit.

Fourth Day: Thursday June 5

9:00a - 11:45a

Announcements by Institute Director

Morning session by Institute Leader (Timing for all morning and afternoon breaks will vary according to the de­sires of the Institute Leader.)

11:45a - 1:00p

Lunch. Lunch is on your own. Feel free to carpool with others go­ing to nearby eateries and get to know them better during this social time. We ask that everyone to please make your lunch plans to insure your return to the meeting room by 12:50 so the session will not be interrupted by late arrivers. Please keep in mind the lunchtime traffic and the delays in getting served at most eating establishments near the noon hour. Feel free to "brown-bag it" and eat in the classroom if you wish.

1:00 - 3:45

Afternoon session with Institute Leader

4:00 - 5:45

Informal coaching among partici­pants. Tellers may stay and engage in a session of peer coaching. Each teller will state how much (or little) he/she would like to be coached.

5:45 - 9:30

Open evening

Bil Lepp is in concert again this evening if you wish to attend. Tickets have been pre-ordered.

Last day: Friday June 6

8:50a - 9:00a

Class Photo-Taking. Please arrive early so we can do this quickly and smoothly.

9:00a -11:45a

Announcements by Institute Director

Morning session with Institute Leader

11:45a - Noon

Institute evaluations and good-byes