Planning and booking
Facilitators
Session and program fees
Planning and booking
Facilitators
Session and program fees

The Critical Thinking Consortium is renowned for its high quality face-to-face and online sessions. We offer variable formats on a wide range of topics. Our professional learning consultants, Maria Vamvalis (Ontario, Eastern Canada, and International) and Maxx Lapthorne (Central and Western Canada) are available for more detailed information about our services, and for support in customizing an individual session or designing a professional learning plan.

Applicable taxes will be added to all professional learning services fees.

Face-to-face sessions

TC² has a range of daily and hourly professional fees for face-to-face workshops, keynotes/plenary sessions, and mentoring by our facilitators and featured speakers in various circumstances. Groups that are Partners receive services at a reduced rate.


In Canada Partner Non-partner

Facilitated workshop / shoulder-to-shoulder mentoring / onsite consultation / in-class modeling

$1000/day ($250/h)*

$1250/day ($315/h)*

Conference Keynote / Plenary

$3000

Internationally Partner Non-partner

Facilitated workshop / shoulder-to-shoulder mentoring / onsite consultation / in-class modeling

Starting at $1960/day**

Starting at $2450/day**

Conference Keynote / Plenary

Starting at $3500**

Starting at $4400**

Minimum length: Face-to-face sessions have a minimum fee based on session length of 90 minutes.

*Workshop size: For maximum interaction, 35 participants or fewer are ideal. A surcharge may apply for workshops with significantly larger numbers.

**Workshop fee: The criteria for determining costs will be reviewed by the professional learning consultant in conjunction with the facilitator. Factors that impact cost may include integrating local context, curriculum review, extended preparation time and translation of materials/services.

Negotiable fees: Keynote/plenary rates are negotiable for smaller groups and special events.

Travel and accommodation costs: The client is responsible for covering any expenses associated with the facilitator’s travel to the site. This may include mileage ($0.50/km), hotel, meals, taxis, parking, car rental and airfare.

Extended travel charge: Where Partner and client policies permit, TC² may charge an additional fee to cover the facilitator’s travel time to and from workshop destinations:

  • 4 to 6 hours - $100
  • 6 to 8 hours - $175
  • more than 8 hours - $250
Facilitator release charge: Some TC² facilitators are also employed as educators. An additional fee, which will be confirmed at the time of booking, may be required to cover the facilitator’s release.

Workshop materials: Normally, the client will assume responsibility for reproducing workshop handouts for participants. If TC² is asked to do this, the client will be billed at cost for any duplication expenses.

Cancellation policy: Given the high demand for facilitation sessions, TC² greatly appreciates having as much notice as possible when cancellation of a session becomes necessary. The professional learning consultants will make every effort to find a suitable date for re-scheduling of the session. When re-scheduling is not possible, the following cancellation policy will apply:

When notice of cancellation is received 8 business days prior to a scheduled session, no cancellation fee will apply. TC² will however require reimbursement for all direct expenses (i.e., airfare) that were incurred.

When notice of cancellation is received fewer than 8 business days prior to a scheduled session, and the session cannot be re-scheduled to a later date, a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost of the session will apply. Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

Currency: Domestic and international fees are payable in Canadian $ unless otherwise negotiated.

Online sessions

TC² has differential fees for three types of online learning sessions. Groups that are Partners receive a reduced rate.

Partner Non-partner

Facilitated webinars Interactive live webinars led by a facilitator to develop deeper understanding of various aspects of a thinking classroom. These sessions provide opportunities for instruction, dialogue and helpful hints for educators who have a basic introduction to our approach. Date, time and length customized to meet the needs of participants. Maximum 30 participants.

$250/hr

$315/hr

Online coaching Informal online sessions that allow participants to bring forward ideas, ask questions and obtain feedback and advice. Date, time, and length chosen by partner.

$120/hour

$150/hour

Scripted productions More formal, fully-scripted and recorded productions may be commissioned to provide participants with an archived presentation that they may view repeatedly.

Starting at $250

Starting at $315

Customization: If significant customization, including for international contexts, of an online workshop is requested, additional fees may be charged.

Currency: Domestic and international fees payable in Canadian $.

Cancellation policy: TC² greatly appreciates having as much notice as possible when cancellation of a session becomes necessary. The professional learning consultants will make every effort to find a suitable date for re-scheduling of the session. When re-scheduling is not possible, the following cancellation policy will apply:

When notice of cancellation is received 8 business days prior to a scheduled session, no cancellation fee will apply.

When notice of cancellation is received fewer than 8 business days prior to a scheduled session, and the session cannot be re-scheduled to a later date, a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost of the session will apply. Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Partner-developed programs

Instructional leaders in districts and schools wishing to design a professional learning program for their staff are encouraged to draw upon our wide range of services and products. These include learning opportunities (face-to face and online workshops, keynote/plenary addresses, shoulder-to-shoulder mentoring, and onsite planning and consultation) and access to multiple collections of online and print teaching resources.

Below are two sample programs: a one-year school-based and a three-year district-wide program. Our Professional Learning Consultants are available to collaboratively support the design of a professional learning program and to provide details of associated costs which can be tailored to align with school and district budgets.

Sample one-year school-based program

Sample three-year district-wide program

  • 3 day-long plenary sessions across the district
  • 10 day-long school-based workshops
  • 10 one-hour online after-school sessions directed to specific subject areas (30 participants in each session)

Certificate programs

We currently offer one certificate program on Coaching in critical inquiry.

Customized certificate programs can be designed and created to meet specific needs. The Professional Learning Consultants can provide additional information regarding content and costs.


Fee

Coaching in critical inquiry

Sequenced program of 4 modules of 4 sessions each, with online support and practice opportunities between sessions leading to a certificate of achievement

$600/person

(for all 16 sessions)