Planning a workshop takes a lot of patience, creativity, and focus. These form a great avenue for coming up with solutions to problems, learning forums, ideas, and establishments or building of relationships. Plan your workshop around goals set and get every participant involved in the process. To make it productive and memorable, advanced planning is very crucial but so are the following points:

1. Identify the goals for the workshop

Come up with clear objectives and purposes of the workshop. Defining your goals helps to determine the direction of the workshop and in the end, used as a measuring tool to gauge whether most if not all objectives and targets were reached and if the workshop was successful.

2. Know your target audience

Choose who will attend beforehand because it directly affects the objectives of the workshop. Whether you are targeting employees or even Chief Executive Officers, make sure to be specific. Where possible, cater for the transport logistics of those who have confirmed their attendance. Depending on your budget, liaise with various transport providers including executive car hire services or even the airport limo to cater for not only large groups, but also those considered ‘very important persons’.

3. Venue selection

Choose a convenient location depending on the number of people attending. Check out the sitting capacity of the room in advance before booking the venue. Not only that but also choose a venue that either supports or provides advanced technology facilities like Wi-Fi or teleconferencing. Consider the transport logistics involved as well as accommodation and catering amenities available. Choose a good package that works for everyone.

4. Outline an agenda

Have an itinerary that is well planned and thought out for how the workshop’s goal/objectives will be achieved. Out source for technical support to help you if need be. Plan activities for those in attendance and provide for forums of discussion when possible. Stick to the program’s schedule to guarantee you success.

5. Feedback collection

Device means to follow up and measure the success of the workshop. Questionnaires come in handy for this, but there is also the use of social networking sites and email. Choose the best way to stay in touch and to get as much information, ideas and opinions as well as resolutions from those that participated. Communicate constantly. Constructive criticism is healthy and a way to improve and learn from mistakes as well as successes.

5 Tips For Organizing A Workshop With Utmost Ease