What do New Seasons' trainees have to say?

Relevant and engaging training, with knowledge and skills you can use right away!


See what attendees have said about LaVerne Collins' training events.

"This is honestly the most informative training I have ever been to.  So much info I will use daily."

"Actually, this was one of the most useful and affirming workshops I have attended in years.  Thank you. I really enjoyed this day."

"Awesome workshop! I really enjoyed the material and your professional style. Thank you!"

"The presenter was amazing. She held space for us to navigate the worlds of diversity and understanding. She helped introduce words that made sense to my experiences as a BIPOC in the hospital. She overall gave me hope, validated my experiences, and tapped into some healing even for me."

   "I attended the seminar about the mental health of African American men and it was life-changing. I was actually blown away! I know I received information that will help me for the rest of my life. While you’re planning your events, please consider booking her. This information is cutting-edge, powerful, imperative, and life-changing. "  

 "Presentation and information are exceptional.

It feels as if this experience could constitute a quarter-long college course. So much to learn, and lots to practice together. A wonderful day--inspiring, helpful, and even fun!   An unexpected answer to prayer for me--prayers not even fully formed or expressed."   

"I learned so many intervention ideas....that I can use. I also enjoyed the group interactions and plan to utilize the skills learned...the training was well organized and informative."

 "The workshop was phenomenal! You are an amazing presenter!  I took notes on your presence, articulation, and knowledge of presentation and engagement! You should consider a workshop on Presentation Etiquette & Engagement!"  

 "LaVerne presented a wealth of resources and shared from her experiences. It was an excellent workshop experience."

 "(Her) sharing from the wealth of her experience and background was most useful. She clearly provided us with current & timely research on microaggressions." 

 "The workshop was amazing and filled with lots of useful information.  She delivered the material in a manner that kept my attention throughout the entire session. I look forward to signing up for additional workshops."

"AMAZING JOB addressing all the points in her presentation. She allowed for open discussion and used evidence-based
information to substantiate her information. She is amazing!!!!!!!!"

"Workshop was impressive, informative and practical for therapeutic use."

"LaVerne is an awesome presenter-engaging, funny, smart!!!"

 "Very satisfied. I appreciate the wealth of information. I plan to take future courses with New Seasons."  

 "Absolutely outstanding presentation.  The theological concepts and questions are a whole new way to support members of my congregation in times of crisis.  It never occurred to me their image of God determines how they hear my words of prayer, support, and concern for them.  Thank you so much; you are a blessing."

 "Ma'am!!!!  You are powerful! I loved every minute of your presentation and am so glad that I chose to attend this GACA session. It has been fantastic. Please let me know EVERYTHING (LOL) that you're doing because it is so needed in our contemporary lives. " 

As a late-career white male, I am learning that I am woefully unprepared to work with clients or supervisees whose backgrounds, experiences, and ethnicity are different from mine... I had one course in cross-cultural psychology in undergraduate school in the early 80's and no formal class on cultural differences and sensitivity in graduate school.  Your trainings have been very helpful to bring me up to speed on some issues I was simply unaware of or under aware of. " 

 "Dr. Collins is a very accomplished speaker; she is skilled in holding interest, encouraging the audience to express opinions, and not making anyone feel uncomfortable about his/her response."  

 "The presenter (LaVerne Collins) modeled

professional transparency, a strong competency in managing time and technology, creating a safe environment for participants to share experiences.  Well done and important."

 "I have never heard anyone break down the African American or BIPOC experience to this level."  

"Thank you for generously offering your deep knowledge, time, energy, questions, perspective, and resources! Looking forward to more learning with you and with my colleagues."

"Thank you so much for this and for the gift of your time, wisdom, and stories today. I am so grateful to have been a part of our time this morning and I am looking forward to diving into these amazing resources you offered us."

 "I have taken your courses as a case manager and the insight you provide is phenomenal!  I would like to extend exposure to your trainings to my staff."

 "I love your workshops! Your clear, professional content is so much more than just data transfer. I always leave with practical application tools and a desire to learn more. Thank you!"  

"Thank God this was not another boring CE workshop! I really appreciated that it was informative, gave us different perspectives, and kept my attention. Excellent job, as always!" 

"Thank you for being an instrument of God to raise my awareness of my own blindness, my compassion (or lack thereof), and my need to be more sensitive---Amen!"

 "Mrs. Collins is an exceptional facilitator. I always leave the workshop enlightened and more informed."  

 "Very informative. Provided what was promised, Held my interest. Advanced skill level." 

"This was a TERRIFIC training! This training was profound, prescriptive, and PHENOMENAL!"

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