GDEP Live Workshop Events

Train with Annetta

Learn live and in person with Annetta from a range of workshop topics tailored to suit your group’s interests – minimum of 6 people per group.

2023 workshop dates are now available for booking

Advance Planning

Melbourne April 15th 10-1pm

$30 per person, email for tickets

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053

Workshops are available on request for advance planning, end of life doula work, grief, important conversations and how to start them.


Specialist workshops by request, please email Annetta with your idea and timeframe and we will see what we can put together!

Enhance your death literacy and skills with Annetta

In-person live workshop events and training

Do you like the idea of a short course of half-day or a one-day event? What about 2, 3, or even 4 day events?

For groups of 6-12 people you can have a live training event with Annetta. Travel to Tasmania and take part in a training event as part of a work or pleasure trip, or have Annetta come to you.

Either way, this will be a workshop event to remember. Bring your writing and creative materials, your curiosity and your notebooks – there will be a lot of information and some new professional connections before the event is done.

Note: Numbers are fixed between 6-12 as firm minimum and maximum numbers. This is to ensure group dynamics are safe and everyone involved will receive a good level of attention and care.

How to participate in a live workshop event

  1. Arranging a workshop event is simple.
  1. Subscribe to Annetta’s email list and apply for events as they are advertised. Sometimes these will be in her local area of Meander, sometimes in an interstate location depending on her travel schedule.
  2. Email Annetta with your workshop topic idea and some times and dates that you think will work well. Remember that you can travel to Tasmania and learn in the Meander village area, or Annetta can come to you when her schedule permits.

While every effort is made to accommodate the schedule and topic areas suggested, sometimes compromises will need to be made. Annetta appreciates your understanding.

Note: Due to the scope of the full end of life consultant course, only shorter workshops on specific topics are available for live training.

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What are the benefits of live training workshop events?

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Why attend a live workshop?

Some of us prefer face-to-face training interactions – this may be because asking questions is easier in person, or someone’s learning style is better suited to live teaching. Live workshops also allow for interaction with other participants, networking opportunities, and a sharing of insights that eLearning does not always offer.

Sometimes a workshop fills an informational need, a psycho-social need, or a need to enrich professional connections and gain better insight into how other end of life workers respond to certain situations in the workplace. Live training can also benefit practitioners and students who are looking to develop better healthy self-care. Not all training is always about direct benefit to clients – there is a space for direct benefit to practitioners, too.

What sort of workshop events do you run?

There are a range on offer, and you can always create one or tailor an existing workshop to your own community/group needs.

In my experience, the most effective workshops are the ones that have a specific focus, good boundaries, and a clear expectation of what you will take away from the workshop training.

When you make a booking with me, I will clarify with you what the goals and aims of the workshop will be from your perspective. In this way we can ensure your live learning experience is an especially good one for you.


Do you have beginners workshops, or only advanced?

Both! Every event will clearly state if the content is suitable for beginners, students, or experienced practitioners with more advanced content.

We can always modify a workshop to suit the experience level of a group when you make a booking request.


What sorts of workshop topics do you have already?

Workshops include advance planning basics, advance planning II, ritual and ceremony, memorial project creation, pet end of life, end of life writing, healthy self-care for end of life practitioners, laughing in sorrow, and an introduction to compassionate communities.

These topics lend themselves to tailoring for specific group interests and needs, but if you have another idea please let me know and we can discuss a workshop idea.

Can we have a workshop with only 3 people?

While we can, this may actually be quite a challenge for participants. A minimum of 6 people offers a cushion of personalities that helps the group to move through activities and discussions in a more cohesive way than very small groups.

Can we have a workshop with more than 12 people?

We could, but some participants will feel left out, overwhelmed, or disinterested. As end of life workshops may trigger powerful emotion I prefer to keep group safety paramount and restrict numbers.

With larger numbers, too, more dominant personalities and voices can swamp the quieter, more introverted members of a group. Restricting numbers helps ensure no voices get lost in the process.

Do your workshop prices include participant meals and accommodation?

No. The workshop costs covers learning materials, my time, and morning and afternoon tea (for full and multi-day events). For half-day events only a morning or afternoon tea will be offered, depending on the time of workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring a mug, a water bottle, snacks and lunch. All of this is detailed in the workshop confirmation emails.


Got a workshop idea?