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The Workshop Book by Pamela Hamilton

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CHAPTER ONE

An introduction to workshops

What is a workshop?

A workshop is a collaborative working session in which a team achieves an agreed goal together. The goal could be to solve a problem, create ideas, work through an issue or find agreement between team members.

Workshops differ from conventional meetings in that they use a structured creative approach and so have a different type of agenda and behaviours. However, workshop principles can be used to improve even everyday meetings.

Running a workshop is like being both the chef and the host of an important meal. Like any good chef, you wouldn’t turn up to a kitchen and hope to find the right ingredients. Good meals, like workshops, involve careful planning and preparation, skill ...

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