Winning Workshops: How to Get the Most from People

Austin Govella
21 Sep 2018
10:00 am - 10:50 am
South Side Ballroom

Winning Workshops: How to Get the Most from People

When I teach how to run workshops, designers worry most about facilitation. What if participants won’t join the discussions? What if attendees won’t participate? What if you can’t manage the room?

But facilitation skills are rarely the problem. Regardless of the type of workshop you want to run, good workshops depend almost entirely on how you structure the activities.

In this presentation, we’ll look at two strategies that maximize participation and guarantee clear outcomes and decisions. The first strategy explains how to frame and structure workshops to encourage participation and focus on outcomes. The second strategy explains how to structure activities to achieve those outcomes.

Together, these two strategies help you plan and facilitate winning workshops that maximize participation and create concrete outcomes and value.

This presentation will help new and mid-career designers, developers, and product managers plan and facilitate any kind of workshop.