Effective Workshops Masterclass – Bristol 2018

Date: 14 March 2018, 9.30am-5pm
Venue: Nomensa, King William House, 13 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4NT

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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.

Limited places available – class sizes are kept small for great discussions.

People that have attended in the past include: UX designers and consultants, product managers, business analysts, design leads, content strategists, digital strategists, project managers, delivery leads, service designers, account managers 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 copy of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. 

It was fantastic to be surrounded by inspirational people, facilitated brilliantly by Alison, where we could share our experiences, learn from each other and understand how to improve our craft simply and practically, through the wealth of experience and tips Alison shared with us. Don’t think about doing this course, just do it!

Kat Palmer, Innovation Manager, Emerald Group Publishing


Kat Palmer, Innovation Manager, Emerald Group Publishing


About the trainer
Nomensa Collaborate Conference at The Watershed Bristol, UX | Design | IA, 23rd June 2017

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

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 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


Robert Syner, Senior Business Analyst, M&G Investments

Feedback from UX Brighton “How to Run Effective Workshops” participants: 

“The trainer was lovely, inspiring and very professional. The way she both shared us her insights and got us working together served the purpose perfectly.”

“Sound, focused and practical advice about preparing for, facilitating and then following-up on workshops. Alison was a fun, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. Recommended :-)”

“A great example of how to run a workshop. I felt like I learned as much from the attendees as the facilitator.”

  • £299+VAT early bird (ends 14 February 2018)
  • £349+VAT full rate

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

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

Refunds and cancellations

  • More than 28 days’ notice – 100% refund
  • Between 28 and 14 days’ notice –  50% refund
  • Less than 14 days’ notice – refund not available, but you can transfer your ticket to a colleague