Planning a workshop is a really big job.
Planning a good workshop takes a lot of planning, concentration, organization, and creativity.
What can you do to prepare for a workshop that will be helpful and productive, but also worth visiting and remembering?
A lot of people just don’t like going to workshops. If they’re not carried out the right way, they can be a big waste of money and time. However, if workshops are planned well, they can be extremely valuable for anyone who is involved. Workshops are excellent for problem solving, networking, generating ideas, and for interactive learning experiences. That is the reason that advanced planning is very important.
Conducting An Interactive Workshop
What Is An Interactive Workshop?
An interactive workshop will engage the participants so that they can learn new techniques and information. The workshop administrator or facilitator will allow audience members to participate in an active way. How do they facilitate participation? What are some of the ways that they do that?
- Participants could help with the agenda
- Participants could add new information to the teaching
- Participants could problem solve or work on difficulties in order to arrive at solutions
- Participants could share ideas and experiences
What Is The Purpose Of An Interactive Workshop?
Numerous studies and anecdotal experience suggest that people usually learn more and retain it better when they learn new material, arrive at solutions, and apply their knowledge to their own needs and lives. Interactive workshops that take advantage of the expertise of the attendees are excellent. The combined experience and wisdom of the audience can be a benefit to the workshop. Sometimes, that kind of workshop is called “process-oriented” because the participants actively work through a process instead of just learning your techniques.
What To Do Before A Workshop?
You need to define the goals, figure out who will attend, pick the right location, and form an agenda. Every workshop needs to have a goal. A lot of workshops are a big waste of time because there is no clear goal. After you figure out the goal of your workshop, it is a whole lot easier to think about who should attend, and how many people should attend. Once you figure out how many people will attend, then you can think about the location. If you know specifically who is going, then you can pick a spot that is easily accessible to all.