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The Workshop Book by Pamela Hamilton

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CHAPTER THREE

Setting the workshop objective

Unlike everyday meetings, workshops are set up for a specific goal, to solve a problem or to create a defined output. This means that you need to be very clear about what you want the workshop to achieve. Investigating the issue and working out the goal of the workshop improves the workshop design.

The way you ask the question has a big influence on the way the question will be answered.1 Defining the objective properly means you will set up the workshop for greater success.

Plan with the main stakeholder

Identifying your key stakeholder or ‘problem owner’ is important. This could be your boss, the person who asked you to lead the session, your client or your fellow team members. The stakeholders ...

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