The Workshop Book How to design and lead successful workshops

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-07-20
  • Publisher: FT Press

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Based on methods developed - and proven – in business, this highly visual and practical book will show readers how to design, lead and run effective workshops.

  • The tools you need to design and lead successful workshops yourself
  • Ways to enhance the collective intelligence of any team, keeping them focussed and engaged
  • Tricks and tips for structuring time to generate maximum productivity in a limited session
  • Advice on how to find inspiration and creativity to generate great ideas for any industry or brief
  • Workshop fundamentals, so you can add your own flair

Author Biography

Pam Hamilton is a leading innovation consultant and workshop facilitator who regularly works with blue chip companies such as Unilever, GSK, Ipsos MORI and ITV to design and run creative workshops and design bespoke workshop toolkits to suit each industry and team.  Pam has over a decade of experience in designing and leading thousands of workshops for creative ideas, new product development, business strategy, future planning, insight generation, team building and brand purpose.

Table of Contents

About the author


What this book will do for you


1.    An introduction to workshops


DESIGN Designing your workshop

2.    The workshop approach

3.    Setting the workshop objective

4.    Who to invite to your workshop

5.    Priming the workshop participants

6.    The workshop set up


LEAD Leading your workshop

7.    The workshop leader

8.    Workshop behaviours

9.    Managing difficult behaviours

10. The workshop energy


ACTION Putting workshops into action

11. Basic workshop tools

12. Bringing a topic to life

13. Creating quick ideas

14. Creating new ideas that build on past successes

15. Improving existing ideas

16. Creating new directions

17. Creating a new story about something old

18. How to create new names

19. Customer needs workshops

20. Roadmaps

21. Alignment

22. Action planning

23. Defining purpose

24. Working better together

25. Influencing senior leadership positively

26. Positive turnaround

27. Team updates

28. Team building

29. Regular team meetings

30. Review workshop

31. Debrief workshops

32. Virtual workshops

33. Multilingual workshops

34. Workshop outputs


Tools list




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