Are workshops free for learners?

Many workshops are offered free for learners. Since instructors volunteer their time to teach at our workshops, no 'training' fees are charged.

However, there may be costs associated with workshops that need to be covered, since not all workshops attract local funding and support. Costs might include room hire, wifi charges, catering, instructor travel costs (if instructor is coming in from elsewhere), and so on. Accordingly, some workshops might charge a small fee to learners cover those costs. 

Some workshops charge a small registration fee to try to reduce the number of people who register but do not attend. Our experience shows that charging even a small fee reduces the percentage of no-shows from 20%-25% to roughly 5%.