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The Workshop Book by Pamela Hamilton

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CHAPTER FOUR

Who to invite to your workshop

The ideal workshop size is between 12 and 20 people. This is a good number to work with, as there are enough people to mix in small groups through the day. With just 12 people, they can be split into groups of 3 or 4 for working sessions. It doesn’t matter how big your workshop is, so long as you have the space to split people into groups of 3 or 4 (so if you had 100 people, you’d want separate tables for up to 33 groups).

Group mechanics

Using the right participants in the right way often comes down to group sizes and the combinations of different personalities to achieve the best diversity and contributions. It used to be common in workshops to have a large group of people ‘brainstorming’, ...

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