How to Conduct a Workshop

By |2019-09-27T13:06:03+10:00August 23rd, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, School of Business, School of Management, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops, Workshops|

Workshops provide a forum for individuals and groups to explore areas of mutual interest or concern - skills, problems, or possibilities. And often the expectation is that you, as the manager, will lead and conduct the workshop, thus providing another opportunity for you to demonstrate your leadership and group skills - if you do it well. Here are some considerations to help you prepare for that next opportunity... 1. Do the hard yards early - get prepared. Preparation is essential. If you are not prepared, postpone the workshop until you are. Preliminary considerations should focus on: Timing - the topic must be relevant to the period and participants’ needs. Establishing outcomes - fuzziness upfront will create problems later. Deciding on essential knowledge and skills - pre-workshop training may be required to ensure effective participation on the day. Identifying possible attendees - wall flowers are merely excess baggage. Developing materials to [...]