Effective Workshops Masterclass

Date: 22 March 2017, 10am-5pm*
Venue: Headspace, 19-21 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8BA

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Overview

If your work involves creativity, design, innovation or strategy, workshops will be a large part of what you do. You’ll need to get insights from users and clients, brainstorm with your team and regularly get together with colleagues for high-level discussions.

Running great workshops can transform projects. They help you to generate better content, participants will leave the workshop with more clarity and you’ll increase your capacity for delivering great work.

Who this workshop is for

This one-day masterclass is interactive and practical. It’s both for complete beginners and people who have some experience but want to up their game and refresh their skills.

People that have attended in the past include: UX designers and consultants, business analysts, design leads, content strategists, digital strategists, and creative directors.

After this masterclass you will be able to:
  • Create structured workshop activities and plans, from a range of tools and methods
  • Design sessions that keep creativity flowing and participants engaged
  • Lead productive and effective workshops that generate useful outputs and results
  • Facilitate great workshops that stay on track and encourage contributions from all participants
  • Deal with the common challenges that come up during workshops
What is covered

The day covers tools and techniques that you can start using straight away, the knowledge and best practices that engage and motivate teams for creativity and innovation and practical methods for leading productive workshops:

Part 1: Introduction and group dynamics: how to encourage creativity and support collaboration in workshops

Part 2: Workshop design: setting goals and expectations, types of workshops, activities, structuring workshops

Part 3: Workshop facilitation: the role of the facilitator, skills and techniques, facilitation styles, troubleshooting

Part 4: Follow up and next steps: workshop outputs and maintaining momentum

All attendees receive a printed copy of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”.

About the trainer

Alison Coward is the founder of Bracket and author of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. She is a strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator.

With over 15 years’ experience of working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the perfect balance between creativity and productivity. At Bracket she helps teams to use the best of their talents to develop great ideas and collaborate to make them happen.

In this workshop, she shares the exact tried and tested methods that she uses with her clients to produce high-quality ideas, get clear insights and help them make significant progress.

"Alison is fabulous in designing and facilitating very creative, yet structured discussions! We made some massive breakthroughs in the workshops. In a very short space of time we managed to a great deal more with Alison’s support than we could have ever on our own. We would strongly recommend her, and we have".

James Layfield, CEO, Central Working

2016-11-12T14:28:00+00:00

James Layfield, CEO, Central Working

"Alison is fabulous in designing and facilitating very creative, yet structured discussions! We made some massive breakthroughs in the workshops. In a very short space of time we managed to a great deal more with Alison’s support than we could have ever on our own. We would strongly recommend her, and we have".
"The workshops with Alison offered a huge amount of clarity.  She had an ability to isolate each idea and build it into a model, which was refreshing.  It was surprising how much we got done! The workshops pack a big punch".

Imran Hussein, Director & Editor, The Hotel Culture

2016-11-12T14:24:43+00:00

Imran Hussein, Director & Editor, The Hotel Culture

"The workshops with Alison offered a huge amount of clarity.  She had an ability to isolate each idea and build it into a model, which was refreshing.  It was surprising how much we got done! The workshops pack a big punch".
"A hugely valuable workshop. A precious opportunity whilst everyone was together, to zoom out and explore collaboration. Alison’s professionalism was impeccable. Her facilitation skills sharp and presentation style engaging."

Cath Carver, LIVE Director, Trendwatching

2016-11-12T10:40:23+00:00

Cath Carver, LIVE Director, Trendwatching

"A hugely valuable workshop. A precious opportunity whilst everyone was together, to zoom out and explore collaboration. Alison’s professionalism was impeccable. Her facilitation skills sharp and presentation style engaging."
"Alison was fantastic to work with - she gave clarity, insight and direction to the workshop I was planning. From our first telephone call she completely understood what I was trying to achieve and guided me expertly to delivery. I also loved working with her - fun, creative, a great communicator and coach".

Rebecca Evans, Head of Innovation, Emerald Group Publishing

2016-11-12T14:35:27+00:00

Rebecca Evans, Head of Innovation, Emerald Group Publishing

"Alison was fantastic to work with - she gave clarity, insight and direction to the workshop I was planning. From our first telephone call she completely understood what I was trying to achieve and guided me expertly to delivery. I also loved working with her - fun, creative, a great communicator and coach".
"Alison really helped the team engage and contribute fully to the day’s activities. Her experience has given our team a framework to bring about consistency in the way we provide a service to the wider business.  I would not hesitate to recommend Alison in providing a similar session."

Robert Syner, Senior Business Analyst, M&G Investments

2016-11-12T10:36:13+00:00

Robert Syner, Senior Business Analyst, M&G Investments

"Alison really helped the team engage and contribute fully to the day’s activities. Her experience has given our team a framework to bring about consistency in the way we provide a service to the wider business.  I would not hesitate to recommend Alison in providing a similar session."
"Alison is one of the few people I know who really understands how to manage for creativity. She is an excellent facilitator and has an in-depth knowledge of methods and practices to bring the best out of multidisciplinary teams. Working with Alison and watching her lead workshops is an absolute pleasure."

Jonas Altman, Managing Partner, Social Fabric

2017-02-15T08:44:57+00:00

Jonas Altman, Managing Partner, Social Fabric

"Alison is one of the few people I know who really understands how to manage for creativity. She is an excellent facilitator and has an in-depth knowledge of methods and practices to bring the best out of multidisciplinary teams. Working with Alison and watching her lead workshops is an absolute pleasure."
Price:
  • £350+VAT early bird (ends 1 March)
  • £400+VAT full rate

* Doors open at 9.30am for tea/coffees. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Limited places available.

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For bulk bookings or any questions, contact alison@bracketcreative.co.uk