Instructors: David Sherwin and Mary Paynter Sherwin

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to plan effective workshops that involve the participation of a variety of stakeholders. We'll share a methodology for planning workshops called “backwards design,” as well as hands-on demos of two activities that’ll help teams set behavioral expectations for workshops and better understand starting conditions for projects. By the end of this training, each participant will have created a draft outline of a workshop related to their current work priorities.

Is this workshop for you? Yes, if…

  • You’re a designer or individual contributor that's being asked to run team activities.
  • You’re a new team leader, seeking to improve how you involve your team in workshops. This includes those who work in project, product, or program management for nonprofit or for-profit companies, as well as design, engineering, and so forth.