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Planning And Running An Effective Workshop

Training and Development

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?
Effective workshop training by The Mindspa Institute

Who should attend?

  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Co-ordinators
  • Any employees who need to facilitate workshops
  • HR Practitioners

Training Outline

Planning and running an effective workshop                                                                                       

  • What constitutes an effective workshop?
  • 5 Steps to take before the workshop
  • Unpacking and understanding the role of the facilitator
  • 10 rules of great facilitation
  • What are the pitfalls of poor facilitators and how to avoid them
  • Presentation tips for facilitators
  • Using appropriate ice-breakers
  • How to get attendees involved?
  • Questioning and probing techniques
  • How to deal with difficult questions
  • How to handle difficult people
  • How to keep discussions on track
  • Overall workshop tips
  • Create and write an effective feedback report


Additional Information

Course Duration: 1 Day

Presented : In-house and online



  • Comprehensive manual
  • Framed certificate of attendance
  • Notepad & Pen
  • Superior training venue with delicious lunch, teas and refreshments

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