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The benefits of online training are clear: it's accessible, affordable and convenient. But with all its benefits come challenges. One of the biggest is that online training doesn't have the same in-person experience as traditional workshops. That means if your organisation is serious about building a successful workshop experience, you’ll need to reimagine how it does so. This article explores how a reimagined workshop can be more effective than ever before, from recruiting participants to questions answered afterward.
Successful workshops provide a wide range of benefits to participants, including:
This is the most critical step for any workshop. To ensure success, first, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
Next, you will need to reach out to potential participants. While there are many ways to do this, we recommend two basic and effective methods. Which method you choose depends on your unique needs.
After you select your participants, you’ll have a much clearer vision of what the workshop will include. This will help you create a detailed outline of the workshop content. Here are a couple of questions to help you flesh out that outline:
With all these details in mind, it’s time to create a detailed outline of the workshop content. At the very least, you’ll want an outline that includes the following:
In addition to the detailed outline of the workshop content, you will also want to create an outline of the wrap-up activities. This will help you create a smooth and exciting end to the workshop experience. It can also help you close the workshop experience on a positive note.
With the right approach, the right instructor and a bit of planning, in-person workshops can be a powerful tool. Now it’s time to reimagine how you approach the training experience and try moving away from all the online training (even if it's just once in a while).