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FGC Couple Enrichment Leaders Training, July 3-11, 2015

photo by Joanne Clapp Fullagar
FGC Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
Western Carolina University
1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723

RSVP for the 2015 FGC Leader Training for Couple Enrichment Leaders!


Take your relationship to a new level as you learn and practice leadership skills for couple enrichment events!

The next training for FGC Couple Enrichment leader couples will be held at the 2015 Gathering at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.The training will begin with a pre-Gathering retreat starting with supper on Friday July 3. It will continue during the Gathering workshop time, ending at   lunchtime Friday July 10th, 2015. (The  FGC Gathering runs from July 5 to 11,


The Leader Training will be led by three couples: Joan and Rich Liversidge, Peter Wood and Merry Stanford, and Marsha and Mike Green

Prerequisites for the training include:

  • your participation in at least one Couple Enrichment retreat.
  • a letter of recommendation from an FGC Couple Enrichment leader couple.
  • a conversation with an FGC-CE Leader Couple regarding your leading to serve as a Couple Enrichment leader couple. (To set up this conversation, please complete the RSVP form to indicate your interest.)

Cost of Pre-Gathering Portion of Training:

  • There is no cost for the pre-Gathering for couples choosing housing without air conditioning
  • There will be a pre-Gathering charge of $28/adult for couples choosing air conditioned housing. 
  • If you are bringing children, standard early housing and early meal costs pertain. 
  • Limited scholarship funds are available for children's pre-Gathering expenses, especially if you contact CE Leadership Training Contact Marsha Green with your request prior to May 1.

Cost of Gathering Portion of Training:

  • The standard Gathering fees pertain. 
  • Scholarship assistance is available to all Gathering registrants, and higher awards are generally available to those who register between April 1 and 12.  Apply for these scholarships when you complete the Gathering registration form.  Read more.
  • Participants applying for workgrants must select only those that do not conflict with the pre-gathering or workshop training times.

The application and further details, including fees, childcare, and logistics will be sent out in early 2015.

Read more information about the FGC Couple Enrichment Program.

Complete the RSVP form to indicate your interest.