Module 3B: Engagement Techniques Running a Workshop
KEY CONCEPTS AND OUTCOMES
Stakeholder workshops are commonly used to present information, exchange and discuss views or plan and evaluate options. Module 3b of the course will discuss practicalities when planning and running stakeholder workshops. Key issues discussed include:
- Why organise a SP workshop? Participants will discuss different situations in which a SP workshop might be needed and with what purposes. They will look at what workshops might be good for, and what they might not be good for.
- Planning the workshop Participants will discuss requirements for SP workshops and issues that need to be considered in the planning phase. Participants will discuss what kind of facilitation is needed to ensure equal input from all participants. Facilitation approaches will be discussed, with an emphasis on those that allow participants to analyse by themselves and help dialogue.
- Facilitation techniques Participants will discuss different facilitation techniques for SP workshops, for different workshop purposes: setting goals, capturing knowledge, and managing conflict.
- Working session Participants will experiment with the card sorting technique, in a scenario of a policy formulation workshop.