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Description and Details for The Together Group’s Virtual Courses and In-Person Workshops

Virtual Courses

The Together Leader Course

The Together Leader Tune-Up Course

The Together Project Manager Course

The Together Teacher Course

In-Person Workshops

The Together Leader 101

The Together Teacher

The Together Project Manager


The Together Leader Course: Plan, Prioritize and Protect Your Time

Join us for a special virtual course delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Leader Course?

Effective leading requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish on your team. The cost of not having a plan for how you spend your limited “free” time is enormous. Your stakeholders suffer, you bottleneck your colleagues, you sleep too little, and you feel overwhelmed—a dreadful combination that doesn’t help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective leader—and have a life!

Intended Audience:

This course is open to anyone who manages people in a mission-driven context, whether a nonprofit, education-related nonprofit, school district office, school principal, or central office leader. Participants should manage other people. Please note that this is not a session designed for teachers or individual contributors.

You Will Learn To:

  • Consolidate your many calendars into one Comprehensive Calendar
  • Track long-term to-dos and ideas through a Later List
  • Plot how to use your limited amount of “free time” each week through the personalized design of a Weekly Worksheet
  • Create systems to clean up the week prior and look ahead through a Meeting with Myself checklist
  • Identify simple methods for paper and digital organization for desk, transport, and reference
  • Identify your own habits, preference for paper or technology, and awareness of energy levels to support a strong organization system

What Past Leaders Say:

“The Together Leader webinar series is not just a webinar to help keep you organized, it is a series that helps you get set up for success so you can manage not only your work life, but also your personal life! I am now able to manage my time at work, offer tips to my staff, and enjoy my time away from work more by not worrying about what I have to get done for work.”

“I’ve always kind of associated being super organized with being uptight or rigid, but have found the Together Leader techniques have allowed me to be more relaxed and less stressed.”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Leader templates for personal customization
  • Digital samples with examples of organization systems from educators of diverse backgrounds
  • A copy of The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – And Sanity!
  • Access to each class recording after the session

Pricing: $475 per person (includes a digital copy of all class materials)

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The Together Leader Tune-Up Course: Work-From-Home Adaptations

Join us for a special two-week virtual course delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Leader Tune-Up Course?

In these unprecedented times, there is a need to adapt our Together Tools. During these two 90-minute classes, we will explore adjustments in paper versus digital, shifts in weekly planning, and overall shifts in our energy, attention, and focus. Please be prepared with your existing systems; this class is not focused on designing from scratch.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to anyone who manages people in a mission-driven context, whether a nonprofit, education-related nonprofit, school district office, school principal, or central office leader, who has attended a Together Leader session previously. Participants should manage other people. Please note that this is not a session designed for teachers or individual contributors.

You Will Learn To:

  • Update and adjust your priorities through creation of an Ideal Week
  • Adapt your Weekly Worksheet and Meeting with Myself to working from home and leading remotely
  • Remain flexible, nimble and “Together” through uncertainty

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Leader templates for personal customization
  • Digital examples of shifts and adaptations organization systems from educators of diverse backgrounds

Pricing: $275 per person (includes a digital copy of all class materials and access to recorded sessions)

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The Together Project Manager Course: Prime, Prep and Plan the Projects

Join us for a special virtual course delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Project Manager Course?

Effective project management requires strong planning, clear communication and airtight execution. Without a clear road map to guide your plan from start to finish, it’s easy to lose sight of your intended outcome. Stakeholders suffer, colleagues are delayed, decisions are rushed, and you feel overwhelmed. But if you can develop a crystal clear vision, define roles and responsibilities, and draft a predictable communication plan, project management doesn’t have to be a scramble! In fact, it can even be fun!

Intended Audience:

This course is open to anyone who manages projects in a mission-driven context, whether a nonprofit, school, or district/central office.

Please note that we will NOT be focused on specific project management technology, but instead on strategies for planning, communication, investment, and execution.

You Will Learn To:

  • Align others around your project outcomes through the creation of a Project Statement and Summary
  • Download all of your To-Dos into your project management tool of choice
  • Calibrate your calendar by carefully aligning dates with other organizational happenings
  • Identify upcoming questions, design tight recommendations, and drive others to finalize decisions
  • Create effective, joyful and productive team meetings and updates
  • Debrief and codify project takeaways for future application

What Past Participants Say:

“After getting the time to really look through my upcoming project, I realized I hadn’t thoroughly thought out ALL of the people / stakeholders / helpers, and the tasks they’ll be completing.”

“I just love the way Maia’s workshops are organized – pun intended! Here’s what’s something is; here’s why and how it can help you; here’s some examples; go forth & make it your own!”

“I liked the structured pre-work, then focused time within the sessions to put that learning to use, as I am a concrete learner that learns best by doing – so hearing about it, talking about it, then working on it meant it was more meaningful/sticky.”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Project Manager templates for personal customization
  • Digital samples with examples of various stages of project management
  • A copy of The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – And Sanity!
  • Access to each class recording after the session

Pricing: $475 per person (includes a digital copy of all class materials)

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The Together Teacher Course: Plan, Prioritize and Protect Your Time

Join us for a special virtual course delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Teacher Course?

Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish in your classroom. The cost of not having a plan for how you spend your limited “free” time is enormous. Your students suffer, you sleep too little, and you feel overwhelmed—a dreadful combination that doesn’t help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective teacher—and have a life!

Intended Audience:

This course is open to educators at all levels working in a classroom environment, who spend most of their days with “fixed” time slots. Participants should have a clear instructional core to their daily job routine.

Please note, this course is not for leaders who choose how they spend their time and manage other people’s time.

You Will Learn To:

  • Consolidate your many school calendars (field trips, testing, holidays and more!) into one Comprehensive Calendar
  • Track long-term to-do’s and ideas through an Upcoming To-Do List
  • Plot how to use your limited amount of “free time” each week through the personalized design of a Weekly or Daily Worksheet

What Past Teachers Say:

“This was such a wonderful workshop! I’ve never even been exposed to how to stay organized as a teacher and this workshop gave such practical and implementable next steps. Thanks so much!”

“This session was transformational! I am inspired to become more organized! I attended the half-day version, and I would totally go to a longer one! Who knew that getting organized could be this fun?!”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Teacher templates for personal customization
  • Digital samples with examples of organization systems from educators of diverse backgrounds
  • A copy of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized and Save Time!
  • Access to each class recording after the session

Pricing: $375 per person (includes a digital copy of all class materials)

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The Together Leader 101: Plan, Prioritize and Protect Your Time

Join us for a special workshop delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Leader 101 Workshop?

Effective leading requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish on your team. The cost of not having a plan for how you spend your limited “free” time is enormous. Your stakeholders suffer, you bottleneck your colleagues, you sleep too little, and you feel overwhelmed—a dreadful combination that doesn’t help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective leader—and have a life!

Intended Audience:

This workshop is open to anyone who manages people in a mission-driven context, whether a nonprofit, education-related nonprofit, school district office, school principal, or central office leader. Participants should manage other people. Please note that this is not a session designed for teachers or individual contributors.

You Will Learn To:

  • Consolidate your many calendars (testing, holidays and more!) into one Comprehensive Calendar
  • Track long-term to-dos and ideas through a Later List
  • Plot how to use your limited amount of “free time” each week through the personalized design of a Weekly Worksheet
  • Identify simple methods for paper and electronic organization for desk, transport, and reference
  • Identify your own habits (the good and the bad), preference for paper or technology, and awareness of energy levels to support a strong organization system
  • Fight those demons called perfectionism, procrastination, and distraction

What Past Leaders Say:

“This was such a wonderful workshop! I’ve never even been exposed to how to stay organized as a leader and this workshop gave such practical and implementable next steps. Thanks so much!”

“This is in the top 5 PDs of the 200+ I’ve participated in over the last 15 years. Wow — tight, fun, responsive, aligned + clear!! THANK YOU!!!!”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Leader templates for personal customization
  • Samples packet with over 60 examples of organization systems from educators of diverse backgrounds
  • A copy of The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!
  • An organizational folder with blank templates already prepared

Pricing: $575 per person (includes breakfast and lunch, all materials, copy of book)

Dress code: Comfortable business casual

Travel: Leaders are responsible for their own travel logistics.

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The Together Teacher: Create a Personal Organization System

Join us for a special workshop delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Teacher Workshop?

Effective teaching requires strong planning, time and task management, and organizational systems. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, you can easily lose sight of what you need to accomplish in your classroom. The cost of not having a plan for how you spend your limited “free” time is enormous. Your students suffer, you sleep too little, and you feel overwhelmed—a dreadful combination that doesn’t help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, routines, and habits, it is possible to be an effective teacher—and have a life!

Intended Audience:

This workshop is open to educators at all levels working in a classroom environment, who spend most of their days with “fixed” time slots. Participants should have a clear instructional core to their daily job routine. Please note, this workshop is not for leaders who choose how they spend their time and manage other people’s time.

You Will Learn To:

  • Consolidate your many school calendars (field trips, testing, holidays and more!) into one Comprehensive Calendar
  • Track long-term to-do’s and ideas through an Upcoming To-Do List
  • Plot how to use your limited amount of “free time” each week through the personalized design of a Weekly or Daily Worksheet

What Past Teachers Say:

“This was such a wonderful workshop! I’ve never even been exposed to how to stay organized as a teacher and this workshop gave such practical and implementable next steps. Thanks so much!”

“This session was transformational! I am inspired to become more organized! I attended the half-day version, and I would totally go to a longer one! Who knew that getting organized could be this fun?!”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Teacher templates for personal customization
  • Samples packet with over 40 examples of organization systems from educators of diverse backgrounds, content areas, and organizational approaches
  • A copy of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time!
  • An organizational folder with blank templates already prepared

Pricing: $375 per person (includes breakfast and snacks, all materials, copy of book)

Dress code: Comfortable business casual

Travel: Teachers are responsible for their own travel logistics.

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The Together Project Manager: Project Design, Planning & Communication

Join us for a special workshop delivered by Maia Heyck-Merlin, Founder and CEO of The Together Group, former Chief Talent Officer for Achievement First, author of The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! and The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Why Attend a Together Training?

Effective project management requires strong planning, clear communication and airtight execution. Without a clear road map to guide your plan from start to finish, it’s easy to lose sight of your intended outcome. Stakeholders suffer, colleagues are delayed, decisions are rushed, and you feel overwhelmed. 

But if you can develop a crystal clear vision, define roles and responsibilities, and draft a predictable communication plan, project management doesn’t have to be a scramble! In fact, it can even be fun!

Intended Audience:

This workshop is open to anyone who manages projects in a mission-driven context, whether a nonprofit, school, or district/central office.

Please note that this workshop is NOT focused on specific project management technology, but instead on strategies for planning, communication, investment, and execution.

You Will Learn To:

  • Align others around your project outcomes through the creation of a Project Statement and Summary
  • Download all of your To-Dos into your project management tool of choice
  • Calibrate your calendar by carefully aligning dates with other organizational happenings
  • Identify upcoming questions, design tight recommendations, and drive others to finalize decisions
  • Create effective, joyful and productive team meetings and updates
  • Debrief and codify project takeaways for future application 

Please bring:

A current project that will kick off within 4 weeks of the workshop date. This could be anything from planning the school talent show, to creating a new staff handbook, to rolling out new technology, or overseeing an office move.  

What Past Participants Say:

“After getting the time to really look through my upcoming project, I realized I hadn’t thoroughly thought out ALL of the people / stakeholders / helpers, and the tasks they’ll be completing..”

“I just love the way Maia’s workshops are organized –pun intended! Here’s what’s something is; here’s why and how it can help you; here’s some examples; go forth & make it your own!”

“I liked the structured pre-work, then focused time within the sessions to put that learning to use, as I am a concrete learner that learns best by doing – so hearing about it, talking about it, then working on it meant it was more meaningful/sticky.”

You Will Receive:

  • A complete electronic package of Together Project Manager templates for personal customization
  • Samples packet with over 50 examples of various stages of project management
  • A copy of The Together Leader: Get Organized for Your Success – and Sanity!

Pricing: $575 per person (includes breakfast and snacks, all materials, copy of book)

Dress code: Comfortable business casual

Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel logistics.

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