MG&A's Ninth Annual Retreat.

New for 2017!

  For first time, 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.  The training will be led by Randy Dicks and Charlotte Guy. 

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


   The Discovery Retreat will be open to anyone who has been to a MG&A training on Discovery, Job Development or Systematic Instruction, either as a Gateway or one of our training sessions not associated with certification.  Prior attendance at one of our retreats is not required for attending this year's retreat.  

   You will be able to choose from four focus areas:  Discovery Certification, Job Development Certification, Systematic Instruction Certification and General Areas of Discovery.  If you select one of the certification areas as your focus area, you must be either certified in that area or currently working toward certification in that area.   

    Teresa Callahan, Coordinator for Discovery Certification will lead the Discovery focus group.

    Melinda Mast, Coordinator for Job Development Certification will lead the Job Development focus group.

    Pam Bossert, Coordinator for Systematic Instruction Certification will lead the Systematic Instruction focus group.

    Norciva Shumpert will lead the General Area of Discovery focus group.

    Space for the Discovery Retreat will be limited to 45 slots.


Register early to ensure you have a slot.  Remember your slot is not confirmed until payment is receive.

Registration packet

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Beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:30pm CST

Ending Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12pm CST

Check in

Saturday, October 21, 2017

1pm-3:30pm CST


Gulf Coast Research Lab, 

University of Southern Mississippi


Ocean Springs, Mississippi


$520 person single occupancy, meals included

$420 person double occupancy, meals included

$360 person no lodging, meals included


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.

If you will be paying by credit card, you will be contacted in 2 to 3 business days for the information