Workshop Design

Workshop design is critical in order to make sure that both business and learners needs are achieved. 

Workshop Design Stages

There are a number of stages to designing a workshop

Setting Goals

Goals are set as early as possible. They are created in context with business and learning needs. They are agreed with stakeholders before being communicated to all parties.

Pre-Workshop Design

All information relating to the workshop is distributed to the participants in a timely manner. Where there are pre-workshops activities to be completed by the participants, they are communicated clearly and understanding validated. The impact of not completing the pre-activities is also highlighted.

Developing the workshop programme

In order to make sure that the agreed goals are met we start by defining the evaluations from the goals. In order to get holistic feedback we use a number of different evaluation tools, as appropriate.

We then design the detail of each element of the workshop making sure that the themes and activities direct the desired learning.

In order to make sure that we cover a number of different learning styles, to meet the needs of the audience, we use a number of learning approaches.

Workshop Delivery

All our workshops are designed, and our facilitator deliver to, our workshop philosophy. We believe in
  • engaging all participants early on in the workshop
  • emphasising that participants should 'adapt' rather than 'adopt'
  • facilitation is used, instead of teaching
  • allowing time for participants to interact and share experience
  • llowing time for reflections

Post Workshop

Post workshop we include checks of satisfaction and success with all the participants

Where learning needs to be embedded we design post workshop learning such as reflective writing, coaching sessions, surveys and action sets

And finally we hold a retrospective on the full process

Workshop Design - training, meetings, strategy
Workshops are an invaluable tool that can be used for many purposes.

They can be used for meeting objectives such as training, team-building, communications and planning.

They are effective as part of a change management programme of work. They can be used for creating vision, strategy, initiatives and tactical plans.

They are also ideal for breaking down barriers, communication and integration of staff from different areas.

Workshops are effective in managing change and achieving improvement, and particularly the creation of initiatives, plans, process and actions to achieve particular business and organisational aims. Workshops are also great for breaking down barriers, improving communications inside and outside of departments, and integrating staff after acquisition or merger. Workshops are particularly effective for (CRM) customer relationship management development. The best and most constructive motivational team-building format is a workshop, or better still series of workshops, focusing on the people's key priorities and personal responsibilities/interest areas,

Participation creates a sense of ownership and empowerment.

Workshops are inclusive and foster collaboration.

If you would like information about bespoke workshops from Trans4rm, please call us on +44 (0)776 232 8462 or fill out our enquiry form
If you would like to find out more about our
programmes and services, please
call us on +44 (0)776 232 8462 or
fill out our enquiry form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Recent Articles

  1. Quotes - to provoke personal thought

    Feb 27, 16 04:29 PM

    Quotes - to provoke personal thought

    Read More

  2. Project Management Development | Get your own coach | Learn to reflect

    Feb 01, 16 02:43 PM

    Project Management Development is more that a leadership programme | If you believe you are done then think again!

    Read More

  3. Project Coaching Approach

    Jan 26, 16 10:11 AM

    A description of our project coaching approach - an overview of our coaching life cycle

    Read More

Keywords and Categories

CHANGE  communication  
programme 
OPTIMISM  
agility Resilience Coaching 
optimism PROJECT
Management  
Leadership EI Help

Mind-set Change

self-motivation PMO
ProjectManagement 
behaviours Workshops 
Facilitation LEARN 
OPTIMISTIC others 
TEAM motivation Sponsorship

Coaching Approach