Learning Collaborative

The Antioch College Learning Collaborative is a public program offering workshops to the community.

Learning Collaborative offerings may be scheduled quarterly: Summer (July – August), Fall (September – December), Winter (January – March), and Spring (April – June).

Scroll down for current course offerings, details, and online registration.

Winter 2020 Offerings

Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, January 8th-March 18th (11 sessions), McGregor Hall, Room 149

Fee: $110

Instructor: Daniel Pelzl

The course will teach students how to build an affordable home and will consider home size, style, materials, costs, code compliance, heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, assembly, mechanical, electrical and finishes, also drainage, landscaping, and hardscaping. 

Once union carpenter in California, fireplace restorer in Connecticut, dome facilitator in New York, farmer in Kansas, plumber in Ohio,  your instructor will answer all your questions about building your own home.  Half of instructional periods will be devoted to answering questions.

Saturdays, 10am-1pm, February 1st– February 22nd (4 sessions), McGregor Hall, Room 118

Instructor: Nzingha Dalila

Fee: $250

Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered, directive, method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. This course is designed to introduce participants to the theoretical basis of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) style and to help them acquire skills and strategies for using MI in various helping situations. Motivational interviewing is often used to address addiction and the management of physical health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. This intervention helps people become motivated to change the behaviors that are preventing them from making healthier choices. Research has shown that this intervention works well with individuals who start off unmotivated or unprepared for change. It is also appropriate for people who are angry or hostile. They may not be ready to commit to change, but motivational interviewing can help them move through the emotional stages of change necessary to find their motivation. This course will assist participants in eliminating barriers to active listening and increase mindfulness and/or the ability to be present in helping relationships. As participants work to understand and develop the skills necessary to apply motivational interviewing, many find that this approach has helped them to improve their own ability to make healthy changes in their lives. 

Nzingha Dalila, Ed.D., LPCC-S, LCDC-III, is Director of Counseling Services at Antioch College.  She has extensive teaching experience including Dialogue Across Difference, Alcoholism, Drugs and Behavior,  Motivational Interviewing, and Foundations of Counseling Education and Supervision. 


  • Cancellations of registration within a week of the program start date by the attendee are non-refundable. Registrants will be refunded if the workshop is canceled due to low enrollment. Workshops must have at least five participants. Registration must be completed by the first day of the workshop.
  • Please note that these are non-credit bearing opportunities and financial assistance is not available.
  • For questions about the workshops and registration, please contact learningcollaborative@antiochcollege.edu.