As the door banged open, announcing a late arrival, the instructor motioned us to do what he’d asked us. The sound of 100 feet shuffled as we, other students already in class, got up, turned around and pointed at the now shocked student.
“You’re late!” chimed 100 voices.
Yes, you read that right. The instructor had told us if anyone arrived late, to stand up, point at them and yell.
Mortified, I slunk further down into my seat, wishing I was anywhere but here.
While I totally get stretching myself and my learning however I’d already REALLY stretched my comfort zone by signing up for this particular workshop and now I was having multiple regrets, not to mention, no faith in the instructor.
Have you ever been in a workshop where you felt left out, embarrassed, ashamed or not included?
Thanks to modern neuroscience we know that those conditions do anything BUT set the stage for learning.
Sometimes it’s a case of having a blind-spot (4 ways to take a bite out of your blind spot). While sometimes it’s how our culture influences us and our teaching; remember when you stood with a ruler between your nose & theirs? How culture influences teaching.
Regardless, it’s why I’m excited to be doing a workshop called “Leave no one behind” at The Spirit of Collection Action; OpEx East Africa 2020, April 1 and 2, 2020.
Leave no One Behind
It sounds good yet often workshops do just that. Most learning events are not designed using an inclusive approach. As a result, we leave both learners and valuable insights and potential solutions to pressing social problems behind. This workshop aims to resolve that with 4 inclusive steps that anyone can use for face to face and/or online/blended workshops, to overcome bias in workshop design and delivery. Not only will everyone have a seat at the table, but they will be able to meaningfully engage.
Speaking of inclusive workshop design and delivery, are you afraid your lack of training skills is preventing you from getting your ideas onto a bigger stage?
You’ve probably heard that designing and delivering creative, engaging workshops is the way to position yourself as a leader in your field. And it’s the truth!
But now the questions are…
- How do you keep people off their phones and focused on you and learning about your beloved subject?
- What’s the easiest way to shine while teaching and really make an impact?
- Is it really possible to do all this without having to suffer?
I have the answers, and I help big thinkers who are experts but not teachers and are afraid their lack of training skills will prevent getting their ideas onto a bigger stage to finally create then teach the engaging workshops that position them as a leader in their field and generate the change they want to see in the world.
The best part?
It’s easier than you think and it’s actually a whole lotta fun. Like serious fun.
If you’re beginning to think about designing and delivering workshops but are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start (maybe you’ve even been asked to teach a workshop and you’re alternately delighted and terrified), I can help.
We’ll go through 4 steps to jump-starting your workshop designing and delivery skills together. So you learn a simple and step-by-step process to begin designing and teaching those game-changing workshops you’re dreaming about.
Get started now. Know anyone else who’s ready to get started designing and delivering amazing workshops? Please forward this post to them using the share buttons below. Their future workshop participants thank you!
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead.
- Check out The Spirit of Collection Action; OpEx East Africa 2020 conference. Unfortunate update: the conference was postponed due to coronavirus, but the information still stands AND they’re looking at holding it online. More information to come.
- I get it. Trying to be inclusive can be tough. Funny even. Like this dude trying to figure out which bathroom to enter.
- Sign up for my 1:1 online Workshops that Work, 4 steps to taking that beloved expertise of yours and turning it into a game-changing workshop
P.S. Check out my Workshops that Work online workshop so you can learn
4 steps to taking that beloved subject matter expertise of yours and start teaching it to others.