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Odyssey Works has been perfecting the craft of transformation for over fifteen years. Our workshops begin with empathy because it is the best tool for creating truly collaborative teams, effective design, and a positive impact on the world. We understand that making a meaningful life, business, or creative practice involves challenges and breakthroughs, not simply divine inspiration. We hold workshops for founders, corporate teams, designers, artists, educational institutions, and the public. 

Upcoming Public Workshops


Empathy and Experience Design
$35, April 24, 6:00-9:00 pm
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Date and Adventure Design
$35, April 26, 6:00-9:00 pm
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Empathy and Experience Design
$35, April 24, 6:30-9:30 pm
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Collaborative Innovation: Meaning Making
$35, May 1, 6:00-9:00 pm
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Experience Design Intensive
$350, April 28-29, 10am-4pm
registration includes a light breakfast both days
as well as access to the Library of Experiences

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Attended an @OdysseyWorks workshop last weekend and it was the best team building experience I’ve ever had. #saynototrustfalls
— Kevin Hale, Partner, Y Combinator
“The workshop was AMAZING! All week students came to me to say that the workshop had opened up their thinking about their thesis work. The attention from Abe and Ayden was thoughtful, kind, informed, and fresh.”
— Ellen Lupton, Curator at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Director of Graphic Design Department at MICA


Audience: Teams, Designers, Product Managers
Our signature workshop emphasizes the concepts of empathy and the gift as springboards for the design process, and teaches the art of asking powerful questions that open dialogue. Using Odyssey Works’ singular interview process, these workshops explore how to develop a space of curiosity and intimacy to foster real collaboration and to develop a culture of common purpose. Each attendee designs and receives a bespoke designed experience.

2.5 hours ||  4 hours  ||  Full Day
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Audience: Designers, Project Managers
This workshop teaches participants how to use diagrams both as a process tool and as a communication strategy. Beginning with the intended affect, we work backwards to create a map of the arc of an experience, whether that's the user experience of your latest product, an organizational structure, or a bespoke event for a loved one.

2.5 hours  
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We will work with you to develop workshops geared toward your specific goals. Our workshops can help focus a team on concept development at early stages or on developing general collaborative practices. We can work with teams as small as 5 and as large as 150. Workshops can be as short as 2 hours and as long as a weekend. Contact us below to discuss in greater detail.








Audience: Co-Founders, Sr. Team Members, Collaborative Pairs
How do we work with one another to have a meaningful impact on the world? When embarking on creating a business or collaborating in a lasting way, it is critical to engage in the question of what drives you and your mission. This workshop builds strong communication by engaging pairs in one-on-one investigation into the essence of what is most significant to each and to their work together.

2.5 hours  ||  4 hours  
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Audience: Teams
This is a chance to dive deep into the complete curriculum of Odyssey Works' intimate and inspiring process on how to create transformative experiences. This class combines the content of our core offerings of empathy & experience design, diagramming, and making meaning workshops, into one intensive that creates community, cultivates communication, and uses rigorous design methods to build empathetic teams connected to their core mission. 

2 Full Days
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Artistic Director Abraham Burickson and Assistant Director Ayden LeRoux frequently give lectures (like this one) about their work at Odyssey Works. Princeton Architectural Press recently published a book about the work called Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One. They are available for book talks and book signings.

Estimated PRICING

for our standard workshops
2.5 hours: $200 per person (up to 10 attendees), $175 per person (11-25 attendees)

4 hours: $300 per person (up to 10 attendees), $275 per person (11-25 attendees)

Contact us for pricing for intensives, custom workshops, and options for groups larger than 25.
Please note workshop fees do not include travel and lodging expenses. We work primarily in the San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles areas but travel globally to meet our clients' needs.