Several Santa schools are using CPW materials now that we’ve donated to them. CPW gets rave reviews and has had over 20 standing ovations. CPW is the first traveling training school to have unique advanced programs. We are also very proud to have been booked for return workshops by several groups, bringing us back year after year! CPW also works with groups to help them make the workshops truly affordable to their members and neighboring groups.
Please contact any of the groups that have brought in CPW, and ask them what they thought of the CPW courses. This includes groups in MN, WA, CT, IL, OK, LA, CA, FL,
CPW believes in investing in our community. We are hosted by local chapters and groups of Christmas Performers, often in partnership with Non-Profit Organizations. Who knows your community and area the best? You do, of course. Being the Host for a CPW workshop requires a little more work from your group, but it is REALLY worth it. Not only can you have some amazingly fun and useful training, but your organization can make money and grow as a team!
Here’s the Step-by-Step
Step 1. Your group agrees to book CPW and the dates are agreed upon. We send you a contract, you sign it, and send a retainer to hold the date (typically around $600). CPW workshops cost a flat fee and the retainer is deducted from that total, as is the instructor’s travel and lodging (unless hosted). Any tuition money collected after the flat fee total is available for your group to use as needed for venue rental, food, or other event costs.
Step 2. CPW and your organization work together to promote the event. The tuition price is set, usually around $240 per student and $420 for couples. CPW sends you promotional images and flyers that you can use, both online and print versions to distribute at any local meetings. Each student completes the CPW Survey, and pays the hosting group in advance to lock in their seat. As the hosting group, you keep a running list of registration information and keep CPW informed. *Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our current pricing sheets.
Step 3. Your hosting group secures the appropriate workshop venue, plus any technical equipment needed. You coordinate registration and handle the money. Gear needed includes a Projector, Screen, and Sound System (fairly standard equipment). It’s possible that CPW can work with the group to provide some of it.
Step 4. Typically, True arrives on Thursday, the group arranges a meet and greet for Friday night, and then the workshop is held Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM (with a break for lunch). At the end of Sunday afternoon, certificates are issued and everyone takes photos. As host, you provide the remaining payment (minus the retainer) on Friday.
Step 5. Emails are sent by CPW to all the Participants, requesting they fill in the After-Workshop Survey, the rave reviews go out, and the next workshop is planned. Because we have more in-depth training to help your Christmas Performing community excel!
CPW Two-Day Workshops
Summary: Your group finds a location and provides gear. If your group finds a good venue that’s affordable, that increases how much money your group could make. Take a look at the attached price sheets. Every group handles it differently.
For example, AZ Santa’s found an inexpensive site and brought in 53 students. They decided to lower the workshop costs to $120 each, pushing the profit out as a discount to the students directly. They also provided two free meals and held a raffle! One California group made over $1400, after costs–paying for two meals and snacks–so their earnings were donated to a local non-profit, having established the workshop as a fundraiser.
Essentially, if you get a good sized group, and an affordable venue, your group can make money on inviting CPW to teach workshops!