b"Optional Early SessionsCLARIFY COUNSELOR TRAININGProfessional counseling is quickly becoming a cornerstone of the life transformation process at member ministries, so we've dedicated six hours over two days to help counselors clarify your roles and bring clarity into the hearts of your clients. On day one, the counseling faculty will focus on providing sound instruction, uncovering important research, and giving you tools for your counseling toolbox. After a breakfast together the next morning, we'll help counseling staff apply the training through role playing and diving into realworld case studies. CEUs will be available.FORTIFY FUNDRAISER TRAININGThe rules of resource development are changing radically, but we want to help you fortify your fundraising strategy with six hours of intensive education and sharpening. On day one, expert fundraisers will prepare development staff by analyzing the key trends you must understand and detailing techniques that are getting results. Following a fortifying breakfast the next morning, well give development staff opportunities for role playing, creating or honing a development plan, and other handson activities. You'll leave with a new comfort level for interacting with donors and a strategy you can build on.A Great Place for Meetings and More With 34 floors and 1003 guest rooms, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio offers an upintheair, upscale retreat. It has rich dcor and modern Southwestern accents for an authentic ambiance. All rooms have good views of the city, the Alamodome, Hemisfair Park, or the rolling Texas landscape. Our meeting rooms will be spread over the three floors, all with simple layouts and easy access, thanks to two separate elevator banks. Many of our seminar rooms have balconies overlooking the river and downtown. The Grand Hyatt has a Ruths Chris Steakhouse that also serves breakfast and lunch, plus Bar Rojo, open in the afternoon, serving small plates. Theres also Perks, a lobby coffee shopopen 24 hourswith deli items and plenty of convenience store options. Of course, the extensive food court at the Shops at Rivercenter has more options than you can exhaust in four days.To work off what youve eaten, the Grand Hyatt has a 24/7 gym on the fifth floor and a rooftop pool open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For a better workout, you can power walk along the river past Spanish Oaks, Crepe Myrtles, and weeping fig trees that hug the winding River Walk."