In this short course, experienced consultant and workshop facilitator Gareth Kane will show you all the tricks of the trade in facilitating really great workshops which deliver results. Gareth is an experienced consultant who has found the workshop is the most powerful tool in his toolbox as it not only leads to better decisions, but gains buy-in for the implementation of those decision.
Course contents include:
The course is studded with pro-tips, lessons that Gareth has learnt on the road, delivering almost 100 workshops in practice with some of the biggest companies in the world.
The course consists of 60 minutes of videos and, including exercises, will take about 90 minutes to complete. You will get a workbook to apply the learning to your own situation and will end up with your own workshop plan. You need no prior knowledge or experience to take the course.
So join us, and learn how, with just some sheets of paper and pens, you can help people make really great decisions – decisions they will actually implement.
In this session we will be considering why workshops are so powerful, when to use them and the most important ingredient in making them work.
In this session we will look at the tools of the trade including flipcharts, post-its and my secret weapon, the large paper template. I will also explain why I try to avoid Powerpoint – and how to use it best if unavoidable.
In this session, we look at how to develop the core structure of your workshop. To give you some inspiration, we will look at three example structures:
In the exercise you will be developing your own structure for your workshop.
In this section, we take our emerging workshop structure and put it in a detailed plan with a beginning, middle and an end. Add some timings and we're ready to go!
In this session we look at avoiding difficult situations - and what to do if problems do occur.
In the final session of the Masterclass, course tutor Gareth Kane runs through the key points he would like you to take from the course.
Gareth Kane has been helping business get the most of the sustainability agenda for the last 17 years. He has worked with a long list of blue chip clients including Black & Decker, the BBC, BAE Systems, Johnson Matthey, the NHS, East Coast Mainline and Sage plc. He is the author of five books including The Green Executive and Green Jujitsu: The Smart Way to Embed Sustainability in Your Organisation.