The Build-a-Workshop Workshop with Chris Hester

The Build-a-Workshop Workshop

Workshop Description:

Workshops are fun to develop: they can be an ideal format for teaching, brainstorming, and problem-solving sessions, as they provide opportunities to ignite collaboration and interaction. But workshops can also be a challenge to develop: they require planning and organization. And how in the world do you make people participate? Attend this workshop, and learn how to plan and run effective workshops. We’ll start with a discussion of the differences between workshops and training, characteristics of successful workshops, and strategies for activity and workshop development. Then, we will break into small groups to build mini-workshops. When we reconvene, each group will have an opportunity to present its results. You’ll leave this session with the experience of having developed a workshop, as well as tips, templates, and techniques you can use the next time a manager or client asks, “Hey, what if you make this a workshop?”

Chris’ Biography:

Chris is the founder of Red Desk Studio, an STC Fellow, and a fair-weather cyclist. She has delivered successful content strategy, training, and knowledge management projects to a variety of clients, including those in the advertising, construction management, entertainment, and healthcare industries. She has been actively involved in the technical communication community as a volunteer and academic mentor, and has presented at events such as the STC Summit, the TCUK conference, and LavaCon.


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This year’s conference is held from Sunday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 27 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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