1. ORGANISE AN UNFORGETTABLE WORKSHOP
A workshop involves a great degree of attendee participation,
interaction, and INTERESTING, hands-on FUN exercises.
Human interaction - role-plays, discussions, mutual interviews, quizzes...
Use flip chart paper and coloured marker pens, and hang the sheets around
the walls. This enables delegates to be far more dynamic and creative than
modern technology media.
• Main points – Create a list of main points of your subject,
and then break down each larger point into details that you
want to communicate to your audience.
• Visual aids – List the visual aids, if any, you'll use for each
point. If you need technical support, this helps the people
providing it to determine where they need to focus their efforts.
• Discussions and activities – Take time to list exactly
which group discussions and activities you'll have at which
point in the workshop. How much time will you allow for each
exercise? Make sure your activities are appropriate for the size
of the group, and ensure that the classroom has the room and
resources you need.
Remember, the more detailed your plan, the more you'll ensure that your
workshop will run to schedule – and be successful.
During the Workshop – Getting People Involved
Once you have a solid advance plan, figure out how to bring some
excitement into your event. You know the topics that you want to cover, but
how will you make the information fun and memorable for the class?
Getting everyone involved is key to a successful workshop. If you stand up
and talk for half an hour, you're just giving a lecture – not facilitating a
workshop. Everyone needs to participate.
Remember, spend as much time as you can creating fun and interesting
group exercises. These will keep everyone interested and participating.
EACH GROUP WILL HAVE A MARK BASED ON HOW INTERESTING AND
INTERACTIVE THEIR WORKSHOP IS