What I'm Learning: Scott Berkun has some wonderful advice for folks on how to run a workshop.

I absolutely love these rules and the ideas behind them. Study this blog post!

How to run a good workshop

  • RULE #1: A 3 HOUR LECTURE IS NOT A WORKSHOP
  • RULE #2: THE MORE STUDENTS YOU HAVE, THE LESS OF A WORKSHOP IT IS
  • RULE #3: WORK THE TRIAD: EXPLAIN, EXERCISE, DEBRIEF
  • RULE #4: STAY OUT OF THE CENTER
  • RULE #5: BETA TEST YOUR EXERCISES
  • RULE #6: MATCH PROMISES TO EXERCISES
  • RULE #7: ALWAYS HAVE A WHITEBOARD OR FLIPCHART IN THE ROOM
  • RULE #8: THE ROOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE A WORKSHOP WHEN YOU ARE DONE
  • RULE #9: BUILD A WORKSHOP CHECKLIST
  • RULE #10: GIVE STUDENTS THE NEXT THING TO DO AFTER THEY LEAVE

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