Putting together a successful training workshop has many steps. As a facilitator, you will be involved with important organizational tasks that set the stage for the workshop itself. In some situations, you may handle these tasks yourself. In others, you may share the duties with other AFS volunteers and staff. Either way, laying the proper groundwork is essential for any workshop chat you are facilitating.
This guide will cover all of the necessary steps in organizing a training workshop: assessing the need for a workshop, establishing the parameters for the workshop, handling logistical concerns, recruiting and preparing participants for the workshop, and evaluating the final product.
Each section of this guide provides derailed information about undertaking specified tasks. At the end of each section, you will find a checklist which summarizes the tasks that have been covered and which can be used as a tool for organizing a workshop.