Spend time each week on preparation. Many workshops need significant preparation to make the most of the workshop experience for participants. Leader Reflection and Planning in each workshop provides good guidance on what you should be thinking about as you plan ahead.
We also encourage you to experience the Spiritual Preparation for each workshop. Journey is a central theme throughout the program. The participants will not be the only ones on a journey. You will be traveling with them, and your journey will likely bring up negative emotions from your own life. Remember this program is primarily about the young people. Spending time with the Spiritual Preparation will allow you to process your own feelings outside of the workshop and be better able to focus on the participants' needs.