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Great Workshops, Great Teams (by Alison Coward at #NUX7)

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Great Workshops, Great Teams

Slides from the NUX7 talk by Alison Coward, Friday 19th October 2018.
2018.nuxconf.uk / nuxuk.org

Synopsis

Workshops are an essential part of our projects for gathering information and generating ideas. But sometimes the energy and motivation is lost soon after they finish. How can you make sure your workshops have a longer-term impact, to influence the way your team works together throughout a project?

In this talk, Alison will share her practical tips for designing and facilitating workshops that generate concrete outcomes, and how to keep the momentum going that contributes to a collaborative team culture.

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Great Workshops, Great Teams (by Alison Coward at #NUX7)

  1. 1. @alisoncoward bracketcreative.co.uk #NUX7 GREAT WORKSHOPS, GREAT TEAMS
  2. 2. What makes a great workshop?
  3. 3. Workshops can be more than a one-off event
  4. 4. Is workshop facilitation a thing?
  5. 5. WORKSHOPS WITH IMPACT
  6. 6. WORKSHOP DESIGN
  7. 7. Collaboration Creativity Equal contributions Great content Clarity Momentum GREAT WORKSHOPS The results
  8. 8. PURPOSE
  9. 9. “The deep motivation and engagement that people have when they feel they are working towards something much bigger than themselves” Daniel Pink, Drive PURPOSE
  10. 10. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WORKSHOP?
  11. 11. Purpose Outcome?
  12. 12. QUESTIONS
  13. 13. What’s the journey and experience that you want to create for your participants?
  14. 14. Collaboration Creativity Equal contributions Great content Clarity Momentum Engagement Connection Autonomy Mastery Purpose Progress GREAT WORKSHOPS The results The experience
  15. 15. WORKSHOP TIPS
  16. 16. HAVE A FACILITATOR
  17. 17. HAVE TIME FOR INDIVIDUAL THINKING
  18. 18. divergent thinking convergent thinking
  19. 19. CREATE SPACE FOR PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT
  20. 20. MAKE IT DYNAMIC
  21. 21. 1. Have a facilitator 2. Make time for individual thinking 3. Separate divergent and convergent thinking 4. Create space for productive conflict 5. Make it dynamic 5 TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS
  22. 22. Known facts or decisions to be communicated Power dynamic of the loudest or most senior person in the room Passive attendees Exploring different possibilities and options Equal contributions, regardless of role Dynamic Typical meeting Great workshops
  23. 23. BRING WORKSHOP STYLE ACTIVITIES TO MEETINGS
  24. 24. TAKE A DESIGN APPROACH TO YOUR MEETINGS
  25. 25. Define the purpose Choose the right format When?
  26. 26. How can you make your meetings more like workshops?
  27. 27. ROTATE THE ROLE OF FACILITATOR
  28. 28. Curiosity & asking good questions Active listening Synthesising information Dealing with uncertainty FOUR KEY SKILLS FOR FACILITATION
  29. 29. Curiosity & asking good questions Active listening Synthesising information Dealing with uncertainty FOUR KEY SKILLS FOR FACILITATION
  30. 30. “The unintended consequences of workshops” Denis O’Brien
  31. 31. Collaboration Creativity Equal contributions Great content Clarity Momentum Engagement Connection Autonomy Mastery Purpose Progress People feel heard Better communication Trust Transparency & sharing New ways of working GREAT WORKSHOPS The results The experience The “unintended consequences”
  32. 32. GREAT WORKSHOPS, GREAT TEAMS
  33. 33. How can you improve your team culture with workshops?
  34. 34. You can find me at: @alisoncoward alison@bracketcreative.co.uk www.bracketcreative.co.uk THANK YOU

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