|Workshops are very useful tools for sharing in all
stages of the field project, for assessing the status of a project and for
informing the interested parties about the outcomes. Workshops with poster
displays are a powerful means of communication.
The following ideas are
for setting up a workshop that will allow different groups, from different
locations in NSW (e.g. in different schools or different community groups)
to come together to share their results and ideas.
- Appoint a workshop convenor
- Set an agenda (see example below)
- Arrange a suitable facility (maybe a room in the council chambers or a
local hall); check on amenities; arrange refreshments
- Send out pre-workshop materials, including a copy of the agenda and
notes from each participating groups, suggest a preferred format for the
- Arrange the use of audio-visual equipment
- Arrange to display posters in a suitable part of the facility
Introduction by the convenor, description of the scope of
the workshop, indication of materials available to take away, indication
of the publications to arise from the workshop, if any.
Summary of the the main objectives of the collaborative
Talk by Group1 (convenor keeps speaker to agreed time
limit, it is important no one goes over their allotted time)
Talk by Group 2 (ditto).......etc.
Tea break at suitable time - time for people to look at
Lunch break, with time to look at poster displays
Afternoon session broken into small groups discussing
various sections of the work
Summaries of workshops given by a volunteer from each
Final summing up by the convenor
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