MG&A's Eleventh Annual Retreat.

Returning IN 2019:

   We will be offering the Discovery “Gateway” Training.  Anyone interested in participating in the Discovery Gateway Training is welcome.  People who attend this training will be eligible to pursue Certification in Discovery. 

Space for the Discovery “Gateway” Training is limited to 25 slots.

We will be offering the Job Development “Gateway” Training.  Anyone interested in participating in the Job Development Gateway Training is welcome.  People who attend this training will be eligible to pursue Certification in Job Development.

Space for the Job Development “Gateway” Training is Limited to 15 slots. 

   The Discovery Retreat will be open to anyone who has attended a previous retreat, has attended a MG&A training or has certification in one of our three areas of performance-based options - Discovery, job Development or Systematic Instruction. 

    The 2019 Retreat will offer two focus areas: 

   One Group is simliar to the traditional “returnees” group of previous years and will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion on all aspects of the Customized Process, especially on Discovery. There will be opportunity to discuss an array of second ant third generation topics related to the facilitation of Discovery. The agenda will be flexible will opportunities to both large and small group discussion. This session will be lead by an MG&A Associate.

   Also running in concurrent session for all associates and mentors of MG&A to discuss the future direction of the organization and to explore future training, mentoring and technical assistance opportunities. This session will be led by Michael Callahan, Therese Fimian and Randy Dicks.

    Space for the Discovery Retreat is limited to 50 slots.


Register will open for 2019 on August 1st. Remember your slot is not confirmed until payment is receive.

Retreat Information Packet

Outside Hotel and Casinos



Beginning Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30pm CST

Ending Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12pm CST

Check in

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1pm-3:30pm CST


Gulf Coast Research Lab, 

University of Southern Mississippi


Ocean Springs, Mississippi


Single Room, meals and materials included $575

Double Room, meals and materials included $475

No Lodging, meals and materials included $400

For the 1st time this year, the facility will not provide sheets, blankets, pillow and towels. You must be able to bring or purchase your own bedding if you wish to stay in the dorm.


travel details

Local airports

  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport GPT (20 miles)

  • Mobile Regional Airport MOB (50 miles)

  • New Orleans International Airport MSY (95 miles)


  • Exit 50 on Interstate 10, Ocean Springs

  • Proceed south to US Highway 90 (approximately 4 miles).

  • Turn left on US 90 and follow signs for Gulf Coast Research Lab




MG&A accepts all major credit cards and checks. 

If you will be paying by check, please make it out to Marc Gold & Associates, LLC and mail to 1147 Robinson Street, Ocean Springs MS 39564.