Making Workshops Work - 
      Penny Pullan

Making Workshops Work

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The essential guide to effective workshops - in person or virtual - from one of the world's leading experts. Les mer
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The essential guide to effective workshops - in person or virtual - from one of the world's leading experts.
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Forlag: Practical Inspiration Publishing
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781910056677
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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This book is a must have for anyone facilitating workshops, whether virtual, ‘real world’ or hybrid. Unlike some other books where virtual/hybrid are an afterthought, the author has built these into the very fabric of the book, helpfully providing advice and tips throughout.
Highly recommended!

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Penny Pullman brings to life how to successfully run a workshop. The book provides clear advice and gives practical hints and tips. I was particularly interested in post pandemic new ways of working and returning to the office in hybrid working style. Penny includes Hybrid working and provides insight for how to make workshops fair for all participants, whether 100% physical, virtual or hybrid-mix.
Having previously purchased Penny Pullmans book 'Virtual Leadership' I had no hesitation in buying 'Making Workshops Work' and have found it engaging to read and very helpful.

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I frequently give workshops and seminars. One thing I have learned along the way is what works for one audience does not necessarily translate well with the next. What works in person may not work in an online environment. Facilitators must be adaptable, flexible, well-organized and confident. I'm new to facilitating online, so I picked up this book to sharpen my skills in this arena. If you're new to facilitating workshops and seminars, I highly recommend this book. Not only does it provide a good background in what to expect and key character strengths needed, author Penny Pullan provides you with templates, checklists and guides to ensure that you are prepared, organized, managing your time effectively and hitting your objectives.




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I regularly give workshops, and am a confident presenter, but I always think there are new tips someone can pick up. This book is great - readable, with strategies for all people, regardless of levels of experience. There are strategies, examples, checklists and models jam-packed in this book. I highly recommend it especially for those new to presenting, or needing to rethink the objective of their presentation, but it would be of use to all presenters.

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Perfectly applicable for our current work patterns This book is excellent, perfect for the current blended approach to the workplace. It’s written with humour and appropriate real life examples. A must buy

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This practical, ‘how to’ read is focused on helping either workshop novices or seasoned facilitators to improve the workshop experience. She wants us to design workshops first and foremost for collaboration, to help people interact and engage (and with as few slides as possible). She helps to guide us in levelling up the playing field for remote and hybrid participants, encouraging us to think remote first and offering solutions to help with this – think about asking remote participants for feedback first, is just one of many examples.
Jo Twiselton, Change leadership coach & consultant, founder of Twist Consultants

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Table of Contents Table of Contents About the Author Acknowledgements
(c) Penny Pullan 2016 Page 7 of 10 Foreword: Bestselling business author - to be confirmed. Possibly Pam Slim (USA) or Professor Eddie Obeng (UK) Introduction: This sets out the philosophy behind the book, who should read it and why, and explains how applying the book will enhance the reader's workshops and meetings. It introduces the author's story and explains the book's layout and the associated website and other resources. FOUNDATIONS Chapter 1: The ups and downs of Meetings and Workshops This chapter looks at working with groups in business, exploring what really happens. Expect to learn from and be entertained by real-life horror stories gathered from around the world, which are likely to be anonymous for obvious reasons! You'll also hear of people doing amazing things through workshops, both face-to-face and virtual, which will encourage you and help you to gather ideas about what works. Chapter 2: What makes an effective workshop leader in different contexts? This chapter examines the mindset of the workshop leader and the attitudes, behaviours and values that come together to make someone really effective in both face-to-face and virtual settings. It will explore the different contexts for workshops in business, from learning, setting strategy and tactics, planning, managing change, understanding requirements and innovation. Chapter 3: What makes people tick? (including workshop leaders!) This chapter will bring in just enough psychology, neuroscience, learning theory, visual thinking, change, design thinking and leadership to give the reader a solid foundation for understanding their session participants (and themselves!) It will be easy to read and, although some of the concepts can be quite complex, they will be delivered in simple, accessible, bite-sized chunks appropriate and helpful for workshop leaders. They will be illustrated with stories and examples to bring the ideas to life. YOUR SESSION Chapter 4: Planning a Brilliant Workshop This chapter will focus on preparation for a particular workshop, exploring: * What are you trying to achieve? What will success look like? * Who should be involved? Why? * What format will the session take? Face-to-face or virtual? What will the environment be? How should the space be laid out? What technology can you use? How can you use time outside of the meeting to support you? * What other resources are available for you? * What issues do you face? What risks might happen, both threats and opportunities? Once this initial preparatory work is complete, it moves into the detailed session planning:
(c) Penny Pullan 2016 Page 8 of 10 * What is the purpose of your session? * What are the more detailed objectives? * What's the time plan? * Who is doing what? * How will you work together? (Ground rules) * What will happen next? Once this planning is complete, then you can decide what elements to bring together to make your workshop work, as outlined in Chapter 4. Chapter 4: Choosing your activities, and what you need to make them happen. This chapter explains the options for helping people get to know each other, generating ideas, building engagement, decision making, building consensus and what you need to make these activities run smoothly . This chapter also looks at what's needed to support your activities. When referring to technology, the book won't dive deep into any particular technology solution to ensure that the content stays fresh for longer. Chapter 5: Running the Workshop This chapter explores how to lead synchronous virtual meetings: preparation for success; making virtual meetings work through engaging people; achieving action through virtual meetings. Chapter 6: Making sure actions get done! Too many meetings and workshops of all types end up without really achieving anything. This chapter will look at how to ensure clear actions, follow-up and that your sessions deliver results. It will also cover evaluation and ongoing improvements. Chapter 7: Special Considerations for Virtual Workshops This chapter expands on previous chapters, showing where virtual workshops are different. It highlights areas to consider carefully and demonstrates opportunities for achieving things that would be much harder with everyone together. It will include specific tips for preparing for and running virtual workshops and meetings, especially how to keep remote participants engaged. (Virtual workshops are considered throughout the book, but focused on in this chapter.) WHEN IT GETS COMPLICATED... Chapter 8: Workshop complications, and how to overcome them This chapter explores the many different areas that add complexity in workshops, touching on: * Culture, * Generation, * Language, * Energy, or lack of it, * And much, much more! PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER Chapter 9: Applying this in practice
(c) Penny Pullan 2016 Page 9 of 10 This chapter includes a range of real, practical workshop situations and challenges faced by meeting leaders, which will be gathered by the author during her research. Drawing from content and ideas from chapters across the book, the author will weave together her response on how best to tackle each situation or challenge. While there is more detail elsewhere, this is designed to give quick, practical advice that the workshop leader can apply straight away. INSPIRATION Chapter 10: How to make your workshops work! This short chapter will summarise the key messages of the book and encourage the reader to apply what they've learned. Further Reading Index Resources About the Author
Dr Penny Pullan is the author of several books including 'Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams'(Kogan Page, 2016). She works with people in multinational organizations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and virtual teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, clarity, commitment, connection and confidence grow, and change doesn't seem quite as tricky as before!