Teresa Farnum & Associates

TFA's Annual Student Retention Workshop


Announcing Our 10th Annual Student Success & Retention Workshop!

Click here for full details about the event and to register.


General Information

Dates: July 21-July 24, 2014

Location: The Workshop will be held at the historic Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado. Group rates of $159-$179/night will be available to attendees.

Sessions: TFA will be offering 13 consecutive sessions (plus a keynote) featuring seven preeminent experts in the field of student success and achievement.

Fees: $725 (early bird, before April 30) or $799 (after April 30). In addition to admission to all sessions, this fee includes:

  • Totally customized workshop materials;

  • Two continental breakfasts;
  • A full buffet lunch;
  • A full breakfast; and
  • Options to participate in workshop dinners and social events at reduced rates.

Group discounts: Discounts will be made available to colleges sending three or more representatives.


Background & Philosophy of the Annual Workshop

Nine years ago, Teresa Farnum & Associates, Inc. (TFA) first started offering student success Workshops during the summer months. These workshops were initiated in response to listening to colleagues and clients who expressed concerns about:

  • The impersonal, non-applicable nature of the information presented at large conferences;
  • Having to choose from concurrent sessions and missing out on desired materials;
  • Sacrificing depth for breath in session content;
  • The overwhelming cost of attending events; and
  • Conferences that lack balance between research, theory, and practice--practice often being neglected.


How TFA Workshops are Different

Responding to the considerations above, TFA workshops:

  • Employ dynamic, renowned facilitators that gauge session content according to the audience
  • Feature capped enrollment
  • Allocate 90-minute time periods for sessions
  • Incorporate structured activities and discussions that focus on applying knowledge at the institutional level
  • Keep both registration and hotel costs reasonable
  • Provide structured opportunities to get to know facilitators and other workshop attendees