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Point Positive Workshops


Everyone deserves to work in a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment, even when that amazing workplace happens to be in the bottom of Grand Canyon!  Building on the success of our inaugural Point Positive Workshop in spring 2019, Grand Canyon River Guides and the Whale Foundation are very excited to co-sponsor additional FREE workshops for our river community.  We urge you to take advantage of these outstanding learning opportunities to gain new skills and insight.  These helpful workshops provide essential tools to serve our river community and move us forward along the path of culture change.  We’re all in this together! 


The Fall Point Positive Workshop has been CANCELLED. However, stay tuned for an outstanding Point Positive Workshop in Spring 2022, that will be held in conjunction with the annual Guides Training Seminar! Details will be provided here when available.

Why should you sign up?  We would like to share with you some of the compelling data and feedback from the initial Point Positive Workshop in spring 2019:

  • 100% of respondents agreed/strongly agreed with the statement: “The workshop provided was worth my time.”
  • 90.1% of respondents agreed/strongly agreed with the statement: “The workshop provided was applicable to my work and provided useful information.”
  • Workshop Feedback Comments:
    • “This was so incredibly helpful and critical for our Grand Canyon community. I know you don't care for mandatory trainings, but I would love to see more outfitters include this in their pre-season orientation. I am so grateful to GCRG & WF for hosting this. I would absolutely love to see more.”
    • “Workshop was very helpful, and seems necessary as an annual or semi-annual event. Would like to see this happen again, and would like to see greater attendance! The river community has limited access / options for management and leadership training within the realm of interpersonal communications, relationship building, and people / team management. So this event was a great option and hopefully it’s only the start.”
    • “As a first year guide and someone who isn’t a "traditional raft guide" it helped me understand that this job will be tough for reasons unrelated to our boats or clients and that I shouldn’t feel alone or afraid to speak up for myself or those around me….”
    • “We spend our trips striving to help our guests feel the magic of the Grand Canyon.  Imagine the magic we can cast when we all feel supported and valued within our own Grand Canyon family.” (BQR Vol 32 #2, “Point Positive: Why We Need This Workshop More Than Ever.”)