In this book, we explore the intricacies of the workshop, a meeting in which the participants are encouraged to be active and create a desired result, under the guidance of a neutral leader. In the context of a workshop, a neutral leader of this kind is also known as a facilitator.
In a workshop, the number of participants can range widely from three to several hundred people. Our focus in this book is three to thirty participants.
Within these pages, you will find a clear picture of how to promote smooth facilitating along with how-tos on key steps to consider before and during a workshop. These can inspire powerful results such as marked enthusiasm and real connections. The approaches and tools described – such as methods, techniques, work formats, listening techniques, icebreakers and materials – will work within all fields and in a wide variety of topics. Most workshops are created as a working forum to trigger positive change. This book aims not only at providing support, but also to offer a powerful kick-start to any workshop planning. The result: a workshop consisting of participants with greater commitment, efficiency and inspiration.