Are you interested in setting up a workshop?

If so, do you want to ensure that your workshop delivers the best experience for participants?

You will want participants to learn something new, be inspired, interact and enjoy discussion with others, but most of all enjoy the experience. The designer of a workshop must consider a wide range of elements: delivery face-to-face or via a virtual platform such as Zoom; participant expectations; scheduling; participant comfort; communication before the workshop; the administrative challenges of delivering multiple workshops; materials and resources; venue and arrangement of equipment and furniture if face-to-face; IT issues if delivered virtually; methods of participation and exercises; slides and other visual aids; how best to start off the workshop; matters arising and feedback after the workshop; and contingency planning for overrunning, underrunning and the unexpected!

The workshop, built around a 'Workshop Design Toolkit', aims at sharing the trainer’s extensive experience in planning and delivering effective workshops either to internal team or external stakeholders.

In this workshop, we will consider:

    • Mode of delivery: face-to-face vs virtual platform
    • The learning curve: your early workshops will be a challenge
    • Participants and their expectations
    • Scheduling
    • Participant comfort
    • Communication before the workshop
    • Workshop series: lightening the administrative workload
    • Materials and resources
    • Starting and introductions
    • Venue and arrangement of equipment and furniture if face-to-face
    • IT issues if delivered virtually
    • Participation and exercises
    • Slides for workshops and other visual aids
    • Starting the workshop
    • Matters arising and feedback after the workshop
    • Contingency planning and troubleshooting
    • Dealing with feedback
    • Workshop Design Toolkit

    This workshop is suitable for (i) anyone aiming to set up a workshop, but who has little or no relevant experience, (ii) those who have delivered workshops and want to reflect on their techniques and broaden their ideas on how to deliver a successful workshop, (iii) anyone who is hesitant about setting up a workshop and wants to know what is involved before committing, and (iv) anyone who provides multiple workshops, but who is finding it a challenge to organise resources and handle the communication and administration workload.

    The workshop is intended to be a ‘two-way’ learning and discussion experience questions and subsequent discussion are welcome at any time during the workshop.

    • Lecturer will deliver short presentations on the programme topics.
    • A series of polling questions will be used to illustrate participants ideas and perceptions about delivering a workshop.
    • In breakout rooms, small groups of participants will be given a common workshop-related ‘problem’ to discuss and to suggest ideas to overcome the issue.
    John Dixon

    John Dixon

    Trainer/medical writer and director of Libra Scientific Communications Ltd.

    John qualified in medicine having studied at Oxford University and Guy’s Hospital, London. Initially, he trained as a surgeon, gaining experience in accident and emergency medicine, orthopaedic, thoracic, general and ENT surgery, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (otolaryngology) and Edinburgh (general surgery). He then became a GP and Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners having had experience in paediatrics, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
    Since 2003, John has completed an MBA at Warwick University Business School while working as a Primary Care Trust project manager. He then spent five years as Director of Medical Communications in a UK medical communications agency.  In 2013, he became a freelance trainer in scientific writing and medical writer, and is now Director of Libra Scientific Communications Ltd.
    Recently, John has coauthored a book: How to Publish in Biomedicine. 500 Tips for Success. Third Edition. 2016. CRC Press. John Dixon, Louise Alder and Jane Fraser.

    Online Training – 1 module

    16 March 2022 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm CET

    After the registration, you will receive all details about the connection.

    The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.

    Early Bird: € 465,00* (until 16 February 2022)

    Ordinary: € 595,00*

    Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 370,00*

    * for Italian companies: +22% VAT

    ** Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee

    The fee includes: tuition, organizational office assistance, teaching materials and attendance certificate that will be sent after the training via e-mail.


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    At the end of the training, you will be able to
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    Appreciate the range of things to consider when designing a workshop
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    Develop/supplement your ideas about how to design a successful workshop
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    Consider common problems encountered when delivering a workshop and how to avoid/overcome these issues
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    Improve your management of the communication and administration workload if you deliver multiple workshops
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    Take home a Workshop Design Toolkit – an aide memoire to designing a successful workshop

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<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>

    Online interactive training on Zoom platform.

    LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.

    <p>Online interactive training on Zoom platform.</p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>