Workshops are useful for:
- * Education, training, and group learning.
- * Group planning and cooperation between the team.
- * Obtaining constructive alternatives for doing the work.
- * Getting maximum participation of participants, thus more ideas.
Here is some advice for a successful workshop:
- Assign tasks that are useful and make sense to the participants.
- Encourage teamwork between the participants and informality.
- Wait for each group’s own solution, take it into consideration, and discuss it with all groups.
- Applaud innovative solutions and praise these ideas.
- Assign responsibility to participants for follow-up action.
- Epitomize and record findings upon completion.
- Don’t allow domination of the discussion or lecture.
- Don’t allow irrelevant diversions.
- Don’t permit activities and topics to get out of hands.
- Don’t worry about the non-participation individuals, just note it for future investigation.
- People are usually very motivated to attend workshops, and are flexible over the length and frequency of sessions; they can also offer a series of workshops that build on one another. This is all because of the advantages that workshops give for participants which include:
- * Practical application of learning to the real world and the world of work is very supportive.
- * The ability to improve skill development including communication, teamwork, and presentation.
- * Problem-solving, hands-on learning, enhancement, and development of creative solutions.
- * New Information about professional vocations and study routes.
- * The development of understanding about the subject.