Yes, we’re already at fine-tuning! After we’ve now filled all of our columns and know what to do, there’s only a few things left: Choose an adequate initial warm-up, and one warm-up for after the break, choose a feedback exercise, check what you have to before the workshop starts.
The goals for warm-ups and feedbacks are usually quite universal. However, there is a great variance in what you can and will achieve with a warm-up. You should always consider your warm-ups, feedback phases and cool-downs as part of your workshop, and as such, as a phase that fulfills a certain function. A good warm-up is never just a game that interrupts your workshop!
In the last part, I talked about why structure matters so much for your workshop. Providing a structure will help your participants to navigate through the endless possibilities that open up to them during discussions and brainstorming phases, and will align all of you to focus on the goal of the workshop. Now, let’s look into different options for structures.
There are those days where work just piles up sky-high. You start in the morning with too much work for the day and when you finish in the evening, the piles are even higher. No wonder that you feel exhausted and frustrated, especially if you cannot see the silver lining. The bad news is: There’s no way to avoid this completely. The good news is: You can be responsible for creating your own silver lining.