This training course looks at the planning and running of an effective workshop. Many of the challenges we face today can only be solved by a group, not an individual. Whether it’s the need for broad buy-in, or more expertise than any individual has, one person alone cannot solve the problem even with unlimited time and resources. Another good reason for meeting as a group is operational planning, where the group needs to come up with new ideas, and collectively make decisions about those ideas on the basis of consensus and feasibility.
A well-executed workshop is far superior to a traditional meeting in multiple ways. The workshop shifts the focus from the facilitator to the group, resulting a more democratic process where everyone contributes and is invested in securing a great outcome. Participants are more motivated and active, and if you run it right, you’ll even get more done in less time than you would in a meeting. And the participants have fun!.
The course will address frequently asked questions such as:
- What constitutes an effective workshop?
- What should an effective workshop achieve?
- How to get attendees involved?
- How to deal with difficult questions?
- How to handle difficult people?
- How to keep discussions on track?