workshops

Participants in our oral history workshops have travelled from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Pennsylvania to join us.

"The workshop was invaluable. My enthusiasm for oral history has grown as a result...While you did not use a formal evaluation as most seminars do, my overall rating would be excellent. The pace, tone, and thoroughness were better that I expected. Your knowledge of the field is obvious as is your enthusiasm. And Sal did a great job on the technical piece...The program could easily be expanded to two days, and, quite frankly, is worth much more than your fee..."
- Bob Price, Boxford, MA

Getting Started: A Beginner's Oral History Workshop

Please join us in a Beginner's Oral History Workshop specially designed for those who want to learn about oral histories. Ideal for Teachers, Historical Societies and Family History Projects.

Have you ever thought you'd like to...

...interview relatives for a family history?
...capture living voices in your community?
...preserve the institutional memory of your organization?
...tell the story of your business leaders in their own words?

Questions about our next workshop?
Contact us today by phone at 413-586-9220 or Email

Schedule your Group's Clio Workshop!

After you arrange your group's workshop date with us, pre-registration is easy.
Just print our on-line form and mail it to us with your $50 deposit two weeks prior to the date of your workshop.

Hope we see you soon!

 

ALL DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

Getting Started: Begin Your Own Oral History Project

Ideal for Teachers, Historical Societies and Family History Projects. Our Popular Intensive Saturday and Weekday Workshops Now Scheduled by Request. Limited to Groups of 6-10 Participants.

Have you ever thought you'd like to...

...interview relatives for a family history?
...capture living voices in your community?
...preserve the institutional memory of your organization?
...tell the story of your business leaders in their own words?

In response to numerous requests, Clio Associates: The Personal History Company is pleased to offer an all day workshop for beginners interested in learning about oral history.

Participants will be introduced to:

...approaches to oral history
...project preparation
...interview methods
...questions to ask & how
...fundamentals of audio & video recording
...useful tips for equipment set up

Professional demonstrations and practice sessions included, plus an informative packet of materials.

"Thank you for leading such a wonderful workshop on Saturday. Not only did I learn so much about the process of recording oral history, but I came away inspired and excited! I truly admire your passion for this work and your desire to share it with others. Thank you so much!" - Rachel Levin, Philadelphia, PA

"I think that I got exactly what I came for. I have a much better idea now of how to conduct an interview and what to look for, how to approach people who I want to interview, and how to organize the process. I think it was very successful." - Dr. Beth Klopott, Delmar, NY

"Thank you for a really informative and inspiring day! It was great to see your studio and meet some other interesting people who share so much common ground." - Nancy Rogers, Southington, CT

Ethical Wills Seminars and Writing Workshops

The ancient tradition of writing ethical wills is undergoing a revival as people increasingly want to convey their values, beliefs, hopes, life lessons, love, forgiveness, and perhaps even instructions to family and friends.

Members of the clergy, legal and financial professions are beginning to appreciate the benefits of ethical wills and to recommend the practice.

"Writing an ethical will places our lives in the broader context of continuity; a linkage from past to future generations...Many of us try to live our values on a day to day basis, but sometimes we don't succeed as often as we'd like to. By documenting the values that are important to us, we can focus on them and, at the same time, clarify our belief system for our families...It is easier to write a will of inheritance and a living will when you know what principles are important to you." - Barry K. Baines, MD

Donna is trained in the facilitation of ethical wills by Barry K. Baines, MD, Chief Medical Officer of UCare, Minnesota and Associate Medical Director of Hospice of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Clio Associates offers a range of ethical will seminars and writing workshops. Topics typically include:

What Is an Ethical Will and What Is It Not?
A History of Ethical Wills
Who Should Write an Ethical Will?
Why/When/How Does One Write an Ethical Will?
Examples and Resources for Ethical Wills
Alternative Options for Creating Your Ethical Will
Sharing and Preserving Your Ethical Will


Seminars and workshops are available for all professional organizations, community groups and private individuals. Please email or call Clio Associates for complete information.