Eric, thank you again for your assistance.
Here is how I am envisioning this to work: (reference [hrworkshops.php])
1. When the user clicks the "Add to Cart" button, I would like a show region to appear just below the "Add to Cart" button stating something like, "Your item has been added to the cart. Click here to go to the shopping cart."
Ideally speaking, I would like to offer the user the opportunity to shop around and add more workshops or items to their shopping cart before making the decision to move on to the next step; the next step being either going to the shopping cart or filling out the registration form.
2. When the user is done shopping or adding other workshops or items to their cart, they can click on the link in the show region to move on to the next step (cart of filling out the registration form). I am assuming that this can be done since the workshops being added to the cart are retained within the Session.