Educators New to Quakerism Workshops

Regional Offerings: Pennsylvania, New England, New York, North Carolina

Educators New to Quakerism workshops give teachers, staff, and administrators new to Friends schools the opportunity to explore the Quaker identity of their schools. Through engaging presentations and discussions with seasoned Friends school educators on topics such as Quaker history, beliefs, testimonies, and meeting for worship, participants gain a deeper understanding of the strong spiritual roots of their schools.

Learning more about Quakerism gives me a much better understanding of how I as a teacher can interact in the lives of my students and make my class a "meeting for learning."

Schools report that participants return to their communities with a greater understanding of the mission of their schools and renewed energy and enthusiasm for strengthening its Quaker dimension.

ENTQ workshops are highly experiential

Participants registered for this workshop are asked to make a clear commitment to arrive on time and stay the full span of the seminar. Each person's part in building community and creating the workshop's tone and content is crucial. Staying overnight is encouraged for all, as fellowship and community building are part of the experience. Participants often report learning as much or more from each other as from the facilitators, which is really the point.

in Pennsylvania [Pendle Hill]

ENTQ in Pennsylvania [Pendle Hill]
2-day residential workshops,
Day One (9am - 9pm) - Day Two (7:30am- 3pm)

WAIT LIST ONLY - November 18-19, 2019 [Mon-Tues]
WAIT LIST ONLY - March 2-3, 2020 [Mon-Tues]
March 9-10, 2020 [Mon-Tues]

Workshops held at Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA

$436 per person, includes program, meals and lodging.

Southern Region

ENTQ Southern Region

December 9-10, 2019
Monday [9am - 6:00pm] - Tuesday [9am - 3:00pm]

Workshop held at Carolina Friends School
4809 Friends School Rd, Durham, NC 27705

$230 pp, includes program, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Financial assistance is available for this program. Please contact the Friends Council (

Optional LODGING

in New York City

ENTQ in New York City

January 27-28, 2020
Monday [9am - 6:00pm] - Tuesday [9am - 3:00pm]

Mary McDowell Friends School
133-135 Summit Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

$230, includes program, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks
Financial assistance may be available for this program. Please contact the Friends Council (

Optional LODGING
NU Hotel Brooklyn - $109+ tax per night 
85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Click here to book your room or call 1 855-752-2010 ( Dial 3)
Group name:  Friends Council Group                   
Deadline for special rate: December 27, 2019

"I have a much better understanding about the Quaker nature of my school."

“I learned new aspects of Meeting for Worship that I can practice with my class - the skills of listening, sitting in stillness, organizing their thoughts, and learning to speak out of the silence."

"I enjoyed the retreat aspect of this workshop - the time away and calm feelings lead to reflection. The small groups and partner activities provided a chance to network, to learn new perspectives, and to realize that I’m not alone in in my struggles, my hopes, and my joys."

ENTQ Leadership
Christopher Kimberly
Toni Graves Williamson
Deborra S Pancoe
Deborra Sines Pancoe
Drew Smith
Drew Smith
Toni Graves Williamson
Toni Graves Williamson

Workshop Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. Check times on the actual location details.

Day One
9:00 Arrivals & Settling In
10:00 Opening Worship, Introductions
10:30 Questions, curiosities, & issues: What did you come to learn?
11:30 Quaker History & Beliefs
12:00-12:40 Lunch
1:00 Friends Testimonies in the Life of Quaker Schools
3:00 Inquiry & Reflective Listening: Intro. to the Clearness Process
4:00-6:00 Friends Council Book Display & Free Time
6:00-6:40 Dinner
7:00 Evening Session on Clearness: Problem-Solving in Community
9:00 pm Snacks & conversation, evening activities as you wish.

Day Two
7:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Meeting for Worship with the Pendle Hill Community
9:30 Meeting for Worship in the Life of Friends Schools
10:45 Quaker-Based Decision-making in Friends Schools / Meeting for Worship for Business
12:00-12:40 Lunch
12:45 Quaker Pedagogy - What makes a Friends school a "Friends" school?
2:30 Evaluations & Closing Worship-Sharing
3:00 Goodbye