Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Legacy Center? >>
What do we do in the workshops? >>
What is the focus of your curriculum? >>
What is unique about your workshops? >>
What types of exercises are included in the workshops? >>
Why are the hours so long? >>
What are the specific hours of the Personal Effectiveness workshops (Basic and Advanced)? >>
Do I need to attend all parts of the workshops? >>
Should I be in the workshops with someone I know? >>
Will doing Legacy workshops improve my career performance? >>
Are the workshops designed to solve problems in people's lives? >>
Are the workshops a substitute for psychological therapy? >>
Are the workshops appropriate for those with alcoholism and/or other chemical dependency? >>
I am apprehensive. Is this a common feeling? >>
What is the value of enrolling in the Personal Effectiveness Workshops up front (Basic and Advanced)? >>
What is the value of enrolling in the Journey up front (Basic, Advanced, and Leadership)? >>
Do people get a financial incentive if they enroll someone in the workshops? >>
Are you affiliated with any religious groups or other organizations? >>
What types of people do the workshops? >>
Why are graduates not allowed to tell me the content of the workshops? >>
Is Legacy Center a multi-level marketing company? >>
Do you have workshops for animals? >>
Is providing referrals or bringing guests to Legacy guest events mandatory for Basic and Advanced workshop graduates? >>
Is Legacy Center a cult? >>
How do you respond to websites with negative views about Legacy Center? >>
Does Legacy Center provide scholarships? >>
Who are the trainers? >>
How can I register for the Legacy Workshops? >>
What is the Legacy Center?
The Legacy Center is a company with a vision of making a positive difference in this world. We have a coaching curriculum for individuals and businesses. Back
What do we do in the workshops?
The workshops have three types of activities. First, the trainer presents topics in a short lecture format. Second, the participants engage in exercises that allow them to explore the lecture topics personally. Finally, the students discuss what they are learning with other students. The exercises include solo reflection or working with single or multiple partners. In the Basic workshop some of the topics include choice, personal responsibility, intention, and future goals. Back
What is the focus of your curriculum?
The first two courses are focused on personal effectiveness and the third course is focused on leadership development. Experience has shown us that this format is the most effective way to have people accelerate their learning. Back
What is unique about your workshops?
The Legacy workshops are presented using a unique format referred to as Experiential Learning. This technology facilitates learning through an active, hands-on, and co-creative process. Rather than through note taking, memorization or studying, the experiential process allows individuals to be responsible for their own learning, and to discover what is wanted and needed to get to the next level of accomplishment. How did you learn to ride a bicycle when you were a child? Your probably did not read a book about riding bicycles or listen to a lecture. You got on the bike and eventually got your balance; it was personal and action oriented. And your learning lasted. The facilitator, instead of acting like a teacher imparting facts to be memorized, acts more like a coach. The workshops are designed in such a way that you are able to produce results through the course if you are willing to work for them. Set up like a gymnasium, the format provides the equipment (metaphorically) for you to work or exercise on, and offers coaching to maximize your efforts. Back
What types of exercises are included in the workshops?
There is a variety of learning opportunities to allow you to look effectively at what matters to you. The type of learning processes in the workshop include:
The trainer will speak about various topics relevant to contemporary adult life. At times you may have the opportunity to have one-on-one coaching to assist you in examining your assumptions and behaviors so you can effectively move towards what is most important to you in your life.
A dyad is a one-on-one interaction with another participant. You may be asked to answer a series of questions, tell a story, complete sentences, or assume a particular body posture. Dyads allow you to look directly at specific personal issues and to support your partner in doing so.
In a mingle you move around the room having brief interactions with many people. As in dyads, the communication you have with other people during a mingle is structured.
You will have an opportunity to participate as a team player in a number of games to reveal your attitudes regarding competition, cooperation, strategies, leadership, and integrity.
You will have a group of approximately 6–8 other participants to work with periodically during the training. Over the course of the workshop you will meet with these participants for informal discussions about what you are learning. A graduate of the workshops will serve as a small group leader of the group.
During the closed-eye process, you are guided by the trainer in visualizing situations concerning your past or your vision for your future. During the visualization, background music will usually be playing, and the lights will usually be lowered to promote creativity.
Throughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to share about what you are learning, and listen to the experiences of others. This sharing may take place one-on-one, in small groups, or in front of the entire workshop.
Interactions with the Trainer
At times, you may have direct interaction with the trainer. The trainer’s perspective is that you are capable of dealing effectively with the circumstances in your life, that you are striving for joy, peak effectiveness, and that a stance of personal responsibility is more effective than one of being powerless in the face of life’s demands. Interactions with the trainer are intended to be an opportunity for you to examine your assumptions. You may feel challenged or uncomfortable in dealing with the unfamiliar.
At the end of each day, you will be given homework to assist you in reflecting on your experience, bring greater clarity to what you are learning and prepare you for the next day's session. Back
Why are the hours so long?
Experience has shown us that this format is the most effective way to have people accelerate their learning. Back
What are the specific hours of the Personal Effectiveness Workshops (Basic and Advanced)?
Personal Effectiveness: Basic
Wednesday 6:30 pm -~ midnight
Thursday 6:30 pm - ~ midnight
Friday · 6:30 pm – ~ midnight
Saturday · 11:00 am - ~ 11:00 pm
Sunday · 11:00 am – 7:30pm
ALIs: 1 1/2 hours Monday or Tuesday
Post: Thursday evening 7:30 PM - ~11:00 PM
Personal Effectiveness: Basic: Advanced
Wednesday · noon -~ midnight
Thursday · noon - ~ midnight
Friday · noon – ~ midnight
Saturday · 11:00 am - ~ midnight
Sunday · 10:00 am – 7:30pm
Post: Monday evening 7:30 PM - ~11:00 PM Back
Do I need to attend all parts of the workshops?
Yes. In order for you and the other participants to create maximum value in the workshops, we require that you attend all five consecutive days of the Basic, one set of ALIs and the Post and all five consecutive days of the Advanced and the Post. Each day builds on the one before. Back
Should I be in the workshops with someone I know?
You are invited to take the workshop with family, friends, or colleagues. However, the workshop is designed to give every participant his or her own personal space and experience. Back
Will doing Legacy workshops improve my career performance?
Transformation is reflected in every aspect of life. Most people find that after the workshops they produce results in their personal and professional life more consistently, with less effort and greater fulfillment.
The types of results people report include:
- More successful business relationships
- Excelling beyond self-imposed limitations
- Stepping out of their box, facing new risks and challenges
- Ability to handle stress more effectively
- Increased freedom and passion for life
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- Becoming a team player and increasing overall company performance
- Ability to manage others more effectively
- Recognition of areas that may not be working and clarity of purpose
- Achieving extraordinary results in a much shorter period of time Back
Are the Workshops designed to solve problems in people's lives?
No. The purpose of the Legacy workshops is not to solve anyone's problems; however, most participants report that their relationship with their “problems” changes after the workshop and they view them as opportunities for learning rather than barriers. The Legacy coaching workshops are for people whose lives are working and who recognize that there is always more available. Participating in the workshops is an excellent way to realize this potential. Back
Are the workshops a substitute for psychological therapy?
The trainings are not psychotherapy or counseling, nor are they intended to be a substitute for psychotherapy or counseling. Psychological disorders are not addressed in the workshops. This Legacy workshops are a coaching environment designed to enhance personal effectiveness. They are powerful for the vast majority of participants who seek to grow exponentially and increase overall satisfaction in life. However, they should not be taken to resolve emotional problems for which therapy or similar treatments are generally used. Back
Are the workshops appropriate for those with alcoholism and/or other chemical dependencies?
No. To maximize the value of the trainings, you will be asked not to drink alcohol or take any non-prescribed, mood-altering drugs during the workshop. If you are dependent on alcohol, marijuana or other similar, non-prescription drugs, and cannot go without these for five days, we recommend that you not participate in the Basic workshop at this time. Legacy Center is a coaching company for people committed to extraordinary lives and, as such, is not designed to assist people to deal with problems such as alcoholism or chemical dependency. If you need support in this area we encourage you to seek qualified professional help. Back
I am apprehensive. Is this a common feeling?
Yes. The Legacy workshops are unlike the standard lecture-oriented seminar or classroom education we are used to. Being uncertain and even skeptical are natural feelings that arise during the process of self-examination, questioning, and decision-making. It is likely that your considerations -those things you consistently give consideration to before making a decision -are similar in all areas of your life, whether you're making a decision to take the Legacy workshops, change your career, start a relationship, or make any other important life changes. The specific considerations common to you, and the ways in which you have dealt with them, along with how you would like to deal with them in the future, are actually a part of the process of beginning the Legacy workshops. Back
What is the value of enrolling in the Personal Effectiveness Workshops up front (Basic and Advanced)?
The Basic and Advanced workshops fit together like hand and glove. The Basic workshop allows people to discover the assumptions that may limit their effectiveness and then clarify their future goals. The Advanced has participants actually breakthrough their limiting beliefs so that they can be the master of their dreams and destiny. By enrolling in the workshops as a package up front, you save $290 and get the Basic for half price. Back
What is the value of enrolling in the Journey up front (Basic, Advanced and Leadership)?
The Basic and Advanced workshops while powerful, are not the McBite of transformation. Drive through for five or ten days and poof everything is different. You need to use what you learn in the workshops in your life, like going to a gym. The work you do in the workshop during the Personal Effectiveness workshops is like practice ground for actually creating what you want in your life. Leadership allows you to take what you learn into your life and have the support of coaches and a team of committed people. You create a letter of commitment in which you state what you will accomplish in all areas of your life for three months and you also make a difference in the community with your team. In addition, by enrolling in the Journey up front you get the Basic for free. Back
Do people get a financial incentive if they enroll someone in the workshops?
Are you affiliated with any religious groups or other organizations?
No. Legacy Center is a company. It is a secular business with no ties to any religion. Our workshops are not faith-based, but honor and respect the world's religions and spiritual traditions. In our workshops we provide an opportunity for open dialogue on some of life's questions. These are often the same life questions and values that are explored in religion, in philosophy and in everyday teaching, such as honesty and trust, choices, personal responsibility, integrity, and so forth. This exploration can create an opportunity for workshop participants to examine their beliefs and, to deepen their personal faith. To that end, some participants may actually experience an enhanced sense of spiritual connection. Our coaching curriculum is designed to be compatible with any worldview or faith. We do not provide counsel on matters of religious belief nor ask that anyone change their religious beliefs. We believe that religious questions are appropriately addressed within the faith communities. Back
What types of people do the workshops?
The Legacy curriculum attracts a diverse group of people from various ages, ethnic backgrounds, careers, and interests. These are usually people who thrive on living life fully, learning, and growing. Our graduates span corporate, non-profit, and educational organizations, i.e. sales, health care, research, education, government, legal, financial services. Careers range from CEO's to retirees, teachers, athletes, artists, students, parents, community leaders, pastors, rabbis, professors, attorneys, health professionals, technical professionals, and small business owners, to name a few. Back
Why are graduates not allowed to tell me the content of the workshops?
Participants are asked not to disclose or share the experiences of others who were in the training with them, for reasons of personal privacy. They are also requested not to share the specific processes used in the training in order to preserve spontaneity and new learning opportunities for future participants. Back
Is Legacy Center a multi-level marketing company?
No. Legacy Center is a personal effectiveness and leadership development company that coaches people to have extraordinary lives. It also provides coaching to individuals and offers customized workshops to corporations. Back
Do you have workshops for pets?
No. We do not have workshops for dogs, cats or other pets. However, some pets send their owners to the workshops. Down the road, you never know. Back
Is providing referrals or bringing guests to Legacy guest events mandatory for Basic and Advanced workshop graduates?
No. Like any company, we are delighted when our graduates are happy with their experience and enroll their friends and family. Most graduates are excited to share themselves with the people in their lives. Back
Is Legacy Center a cult?
No. We are not a cult, we are a coaching company. If we were a cult, I am sure we would be really cool. Back
How do you respond to websites with negative views about Legacy Center?
While the internet provides incredible opportunities for people, it has also become the new bathroom stall. Form any opinion on a subject and you can find it on the internet. Individuals can anonymously post their opinions and it is nearly impossible to have postings removed, no matter how false or harmful they are. While there are plenty of positive views about Legacy Center on the internet written by actual graduates and people who have partnered with the Leadership Program, the negative views are almost always written by a handful of anonymous people who have not done the workshops. These few people tend to be abundant and use several different pseudonyms. It is unfortunate that people come from fear when healthy and responsible adults participate in a dialogue about life, possibilities and the future. Back
Does Legacy Center provide scholarships?
Who are the trainers?
To facilitate the workshops trainers usually apprentice for three to four years with a master trainer. Trainer candidates learn the role of the facilitator by spending literally hundreds of hours in a live workshop environment, modeling the ways of thinking, speaking, and interacting of senior facilitators. This is a rigorous process that demands not only intellectual understanding, but also internalizing the principles of the workshop fully at the emotional and experiential levels. Legacy trainers are master coaches and most of them have advanced degrees in a variety of subjects. Legacy trainers have presented the material across the nation and worldwide. Back
How can I register for the Legacy Workshops?
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