|How to Run a Great Workshop||
How to Run a Great Workshop
Why choose this book?
Chapter 1 Who, what, why and where
Your natural style
Beliefs and the importance of make-believe…
Session subject and outcomes
Why bother – application of learning
What type of session?
Location, location, location
Information v. learning
Chapter 2 Whole-brain learning primer
The biggest myth in training
All you need to know about learning theory
The 70/30 rule
Bluffer’s guide to facilitation
Chapter 3 Building a great session
Structure and flow
The Welcome Pack
Metaphors and their use
Introduction and welcome
Tricks of the trade
Setting the scene on the day
Canny material design
Chapter 4 Meetings makeover
Appendix 1: Some themes suitable for workshops
Appendix 2: People bingo
Appendix 3: Glossary and ‘trainer speak’
Anyone who has endured ‘death by PowerPoint’ or suffered a dry ‘chalk and talk’ session will know the importance of getting group sessions and workshops right, but how do you know what to do and what it takes?
How to Run a Great Workshop is your quick fix solution to running successful group sessions. It takes you through the early stages of planning and preparation, through to showing you how to build a great session, step-by-step. Group activities, how to use materials and how to be remembered for the right reasons are all covered, along with a brief overview of training theory and learning models.
Whether you are a first time manager, a coach wishing to add workshops to your repertoire or you are simply looking for a way to improve your delivery at meetings, all you need to know and do is here. And not only that – the skills and tools you will learn will enliven interviews, meetings and even parties and weddings!
"A useful guide" - The Times, 23 November 2006