The Workshop Book

Series
Pearson
Author
Pamela Hamilton  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
232
Pub.-date
May 2016
ISBN13
9781292119700
ISBN
1292119705
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Description

THE WORKSHOP BOOK TEACHES YOU HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE WORKSHOP - EFFORTLESSLY.

 

Based on methods developed - and proven – in business, this highly visual and practical book will show readers how to design, lead and run effective workshops.

  • The tools you need to design and lead successful workshops yourself
  • Ways to enhance the collective intelligence of any team, keeping them focussed and engaged
  • Tricks and tips for structuring time to generate maximum productivity in a limited session
  • Advice on how to find inspiration and creativity to generate great ideas for any industry or brief
  • Workshop fundamentals, so you can add your own flair

Features

THE WORKSHOP BOOK TEACHES YOU HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE WORKSHOP - EFFORTLESSLY.

 

Based on methods developed - and proven – in business, this highly visual and practical book will show readers how to design, lead and run effective workshops.

  • The tools you need to design and lead successful workshops yourself
  • Ways to enhance the collective intelligence of any team, keeping them focussed and engaged
  • Tricks and tips for structuring time to generate maximum productivity in a limited session
  • Advice on how to find inspiration and creativity to generate great ideas for any industry or brief
  • Workshop fundamentals, so you can add your own flair

Benchmark

 

9780273707875 How to Run a Great Workshop

 

Table of Contents

About the author

Acknowledgements

What this book will do for you

 

1.    An introduction to workshops

 

DESIGN Designing your workshop

2.    The workshop approach

3.    Setting the workshop objective

4.    Who to invite to your workshop

5.    Priming the workshop participants

6.    The workshop set-up

 

LEAD Leading your workshop

7.    The workshop leader

8.    Workshop behaviours

9.    Managing difficult behaviours

10. The workshop energy

 

ACTION Putting workshops into action

11. Basic workshop tools

12. Bringing a topic to life

13. Creating quick ideas

14. Creating new ideas that build on past successes

15. Improving existing ideas

16. Creating new directions

17. Creating a new story about something old

18. How to create new names

19. Customer needs workshops

20. Roadmaps

21. Alignment

22. Action planning

23. Defining purpose

24. Working better together

25. Influencing senior leadership positively

26. Positive turnaround

27. Team updates

28. Team building

29. Regular team meetings

30. Review workshops

31. Debrief workshops

32. Virtual workshops

33. Multilingual workshops

34. Workshop outputs

 

Tools list

References

Index

 

Back Cover

'An outstanding how-to manual that is packed with expert digestible tips – highly recommended.'

Alex Mahon, CEO, The Foundry

 

 

 

IF YOU NEED TO RUN A WORKSHOP, THE WORKSHOP BOOK CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

 

Workshops are one of the best ways of harnessing the intelligence and creativity of any team. Successful workshops are surprisingly easy if you combine the right preparation with proven tools and techniques.

 

With The Workshop Book you'll discover:

 

•    The tools you need to design and lead successful workshops

•    Ways to keep teams focused, engaged and motivated

•    How to structure sessions to generate maximum productivity in a limited session

•    The inspiration and creativity to generate great ideas for any industry or brief

•    Tips and tricks on how you can add your own flair to your workshops

 

No matter what your level of workshop experience, you can design and lead a whole variety of workshops to get the best out of any team.

 

A fantastic, one-stop shop for running workshops – it combines the theory and practical insights perfectly.

Fran Merrylees, HR, ITV

 

An essential primer for anyone trying to brainstorm ideas and concepts, and for getting the best out of teams.

Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

 

Author

Pam Hamilton is a leading innovation consultant and workshop facilitator who regularly works with blue chip companies such as Unilever, GSK, Ipsos MORI and ITV to design and run creative workshops and design bespoke workshop toolkits to suit each industry and team.  Pam has over a decade of experience in designing and leading thousands of workshops for creative ideas, new product development, business strategy, future planning, insight generation, team building and brand purpose.

Reader Review(s)

‘A fantastic, one-stop shop for running workshops - it combines the theory and practical insights perfectly.’

Fran Merrylees, HR Director Online, Pay and Interactive at ITV

 

“An outstanding how-to manual that is packed with expert digestible tips – highly recommended”

Alex Mahon, CEO, The Foundry

 

‘An essential primer for anyone trying to brainstorm ideas and concepts, and for getting the best out of teams.’

Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

 

‘An outstanding how-to manual that is packed with expert digestible tips – highly recommended’

Alex Mahon, CEO, The Foundry

 

‘An excellent resource for managers, lecturers and students alike. It is well researched and packed full of practical tips and examples of good and bad practice, and will turn those wasted meetings into productive and creative workshops. This will become the ‘go to’ book for anyone planning a workshop.’

Dr Deborah Shaw, Reader in Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth

 

‘Pamela Hamilton has years of hard-earned experience on what makes workshops work – and fail.  An essential primer for anyone trying to brainstorm ideas and concepts, and for getting the best out of teams.’

Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI

 

‘This book should be in every facilitator’s toolkit. It fits perfectly with Pret’s learning culture, simple and effective.’

Ian Watson, Group Head of Pret Academy, Pret a Manger

 

‘This is a fantastic, insightful, one-stop shop for running workshops. It combines the theory and practical insights perfectly. A book I will constantly be using.’

Fran Merrylees HR Director Online, Pay and Interactive at ITV 

 

‘The Workshop Book is wonderfully practical, full of sensible suggestions, tips and hints of how to run successful workshops. It is a book that you will use again and again. The author’s personal stories also add an empathetic touch.’

Jennifer Whyte, Global CMI Director, Unilever

 

“If you’re responsible for the creative health of your organisation, then you better get your hands on this book.  Better yet, commit it to heart.  And practice, practice, practice all the techniques.  It’ll lead to more productive workshops, it’ll yield more dynamic and engaging ideas, and it’ll promote the importance of creativity with your company!”  

Pele Cortizo-Burgess, Global Chief Creative Officer, MEC and President, L’Equipe L’Oréal