At The WorkShop Mercantile, we believe in the value of learning, the power of knowledge, and the ability of people to control their destinies.
If they can’t, they should take a WorkShop.

Why WorkShops

Everyone wants an upgrade. So they take a class, complete a course, earn a new badge. It’s a step forward through a Masterclass, Seminar, or Bootcamp.

For us, it’s something bigger.

We call it WorkShop - a Super-Class that bridges the gap between academic theory and practical training to create applied-skills development for working professionals and students who want to upgrade their careers and lives.

About The WorkShop Mercantile

The WorkShop Mercantile is a Professional Education Company providing hands-on, project-based experiential workshops that become direct pathways to the professional and personal credentials that matter in the new talent economy.

Our Leadership

John R. New
CEO and Founder

John R. New is the former CEO and founder of The Hub, an innovative “3rd Space” corporate meeting platform. A United States Army Captain deployed in the Middle East and Bosnia-Herzegovina, New is board member of the Regional American Red Cross, Services for the Armed Forces, and a Georgetown University alumnus.

Patrick J. Murphy
Executive Chairman

The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy is a former United States Congressman (PA-9) and Under Secretary of the Army. He served on the Armed Services, Select Intelligence, and Appropriations committees, responsible for a $3.4 trillion budget. Secretary Murphy is currently the Distinguished Chair of Innovation at the United States Military Academy at West Point, a graduate of King’s College (PA), and holds a JD from the Widener University Commonwealth School of Law.