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Prospective Leaders FAQs
What qualifications are required to teach at Esalen?
Esalen usually works with faculty who have a deep understanding and level of experience in their field.
Usually our faculty have teaching experience, or can demonstrate an ability to design curriculum and hold a group. Often, faculty have an existing student base and/or a wide appeal. Topics can be very general or specific but all need to be aligned with our mission and vision.
How long until I hear from Esalen about my workshop proposal?
We have the blessing of receiving many more proposals than we could possibly schedule. Please do not take it personally if we are unable to schedule yours. Unfortunately, because of the volume of proposals that we receive, we are not able to follow up with each individual to inform them of their status. If we would like to further explore your proposal and possibly schedule it, we will contact you. We schedule a year in advance, so it could take a year or more for us to have room to schedule your workshop if accepted.
How many hours of class time are in a typical Esalen workshop?
A weekend workshop consists of 10 hours of class time; a 5-day workshop consists of 26 hours; a 7-day workshop consists of a total of 36 hours.
What type of technology needs can Esalen accommodate?
Esalen does provide basic audio/visual equipment for our workshops and private conferences. Workshops with elaborate a/v set-ups would need to be discussed in advance on a case-by-case basis. Esalen has very limited internet bandwidth so no live streaming or extensive data downloading is possible. Additionally, most meeting rooms do not have internet accessibility.