The Brendan Approach

Training & Certification for Sailing Programs

Brendan Sailing has been building self-esteem and increasing self-confidence in youth with Learning Differences for over 30 years.  We have developed the Brendan Approach  training to give sailing instructors the tools needed to improve their delivery of sailing curriculum.  The half day workshop includes classroom presentations, breakout sessions and attendee participation in problem solving and role playing.  Instructors will receive a certificate of training upon completion.

Thanks to grant funding from the Kahlert Foundation, we are able to offer five workshops this year at no cost to the host organization. 

Call us at (202)-638-2788 or email us at for more information about how the Brendan Approach can help you ensure all your students have the experience you envision for them.


The Brendan Approach in Action

Training attendees are asked to come up with a manipulative to teach a sailing concept - watch to see the results!



  • Welcome, purpose, overview

  • Setting the Stage: An introduction to learning differences

  • How learning differences manifest in classes and social settings 

  • Methods and tools for working with learning differences

  • Communication skills and learning differences

  • Practice Labs: Instruction demonstration and coaching sessions



The Brendan Corporation
1500 K Street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005

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