Draw up a workshop plan and know what you’ll be doing every second of the workshop. You’ll be unlikely to keep to the plan exactly (like life, really!) but a good plan gives you confidence and the students are more open when you show confidence.
Not everybody is confident at speaking at or to groups and many people are happy to take in the information by just listening and/or writing.
The next step is to have the team perform the same exercise for impact on the project. Impact should be measured against one of the project’s key objectives in the areas of budget, quality, schedule, and scope. Use the same method you used to measure probability scores.
Are the toilets near your training room or will you and your guests have to race up two flights of stairs for the nearest washroom? Don’t overlook the importance of nearby facilities. Fact: Your guests will take a toilet break during your workshop – you don’t want them to miss any of your important content and neither will they.
Using preconfigured workshop templates via the internet, enables Workshops to be set up and initiated within an hour of request; depending on the number of workshop attendee’s and type of workshop. The workshop is carried out in the same way as if all workshop attendees were in the same room together, with beneficial features such as:
The team combines the knowledge they have of your project, its goals, objectives, schedule, tools, and technology which you provide with the knowledge and experience they have gained from projects they have worked on in the past. This combination is what enables them to identify the risks your project faces, their relative probability, and impact to the project if they should happen. They will also be able to identify the strategies that will be effective in your organization, for your project.
Ensure you create a way for the students to thank each other – see my 5 Steps to Running a Successful Workshop article.
An important thing to look for when purchasing workshop building plans is that they are complete. There are numerous places online to get shed plans and workshop designs but they are incomplete. These plans only give you a quick outline and they don’t walk you through each step of the way. You want plans that tell you exactly what to do step-by-step.
How to Develop a Workshop or Seminar