Planning a Workshop: Organizing and Running a Successful Event - Deepstash
1. Define the Goals

Every workshop must have a clear goal.

Many workshops are a waste of time because there's no clear goal kept at the center of the discussion. Without this clear goal, there's...

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Planning a Workshop: Organizing and Running a Successful Event

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2. Decide Who Will Attend

Knowing who will attend directly relates to your objective.

For example, if your workshop's goal is to develop a detailed solution to a problem, then you probably want 10 or fewer key attende...

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3. Choose the Right Location

If you have 10 attendees, then the conference room down the hall will probably be just fine. But if you have 50 people, you may have to find an outside location that's large enough.

Think abo...

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4. Create an Agenda
  • Main points – Create a list of main points to discuss, and then break down each larger point into details that you want to communicate to your audience.
  • Visual...

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5. Develop a Follow-up Plan

The only way to find out if your workshop was a success is to have an effective follow-up plan. Create a questionnaire to give to all participants at the end of the event, and give...

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During the Workshop – Getting People Involved

Once you have a solid advance plan, figure out how to bring some excitement into your event. Getting everyone involved is key to a successful workshop.

If y...

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Overall Workshop Tips

Here are some more ideas for running a successful workshop:

  • If you plan the meeting, you may want to facilitate it as well.
  • Be sure to establish the obje...

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Key Points

There's no doubt that planning a great workshop is a lot of work. But if you spend time thinking through the details, everyone will get full value from the event.

The workshop's goal should b...

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