Making Workshops Work
This book follows on from Penny Pullan’s bestseller: ‘Virtual Leadership’, exploring how to make workshops work, whether they are in-person, hybrid or virtual!
Published by PIP in 2021, this draws on Penny’s experience of facilitating sessions at all levels, as a certified Master Facilitator. It includes what she has learnt helping others to develop their own skills and confidence over more than a decade.
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Magic! Nice clear structure, great stories and supportive guidance.
Professor Eddie Obeng
The book is a rich source of knowledge, grounded in practice and informed by theory, on how to effectively facilitate virtual and hybrid (in addition to in-
person) workshops whilst promoting creativity and collaboration. Professor Niki Panteli, Professor of Digital Business, Royal Holloway University of London
The contents of this book are timely, easy to implement, and yield results.
Hugo Minney PhD., Chair and Executive Director
I wish I had had this book 10 years back, as I would have saved many sleepless nights in the run up to preparing for workshops and making them effective.
Ravi Kumar, India
Do you face the challenge of running really effective meetings, facilitated sessions or workshops as part of your role?
Would you like to feel more confident when working with challenging groups or senior participants?
Do you want to deliver lasting results collaboratively, in virtual, hybrid and in-person environments?
Making Workshops Work takes you from an initial idea or brief, through step-by-step preparation, to an engaging, well-run and effective session, resulting in agreed actions and clear follow up. You’ll feel confident, creative and competent as you deliver great results. Everyone will be committed to their actions afterwards, whether you meet virtually, in-person or mix the two.
- A practical step-by-step guide to get the most out of group sessions quickly, whether virtual or in-person
- Memorable case studies, stories and examples to highlight what really works and what doesn’t
- Downloadable tools, templates and checklists to reduce your preparation time and enhance your effectiveness (sign up for these below)
- Reflective questions and exercises to help you develop your own approach, building on what works for you and adapting what doesn’t, so that each workshop is better than the last.
“Long overdue, and sorely needed, this is a book for our time.”
Chris Alexander, Project Manager
“To effectively embrace the present – and future – in conducting workshops, you absolutely need this book.”
Joanna Kirchgessner, Information Technology Supervisor
“Easy to read with real-life stories and a range of tips from how to plan effectively from the outset, to dealing with disengaged participants and managing workshops in a virtual environment as well as face-to-face, this book is recommended for anyone who has ever run or contemplated running a workshop.”
Sarah Fitton, HR Professional
If you already have a copy of the Making Workshops Work book, then you are entitled to the PDF workbook and other resources mentioned in the book such as mind maps, articles and videos (and more), along with occasional tips and strategies from Penny by e-mail. Sign up for these reader resources at www.makingworkshopswork.com