About the Book


From the introduction

This isn’t a book about how to plan and prepare workshops. If you know how to select and sequence activities and who to invite, that’s super useful, yet you won’t find that information here. You can learn how to plan workshops somewhere else, and I list some good workshop planning resources here on the website.

This also isn’t a book of activities you can facilitate. If you know how to map journeys, finish empathy maps, or fill in a business model canvas, that’s super useful, yet you won’t find that information here. Learn workshop activities somewhere else, and I list some good workshop activity resources on the website.

This is a book about what happens after you’ve planned the workshop, after you’ve chosen an activity, after the workshop has started. Read this book to learn how to manage the collaboration in the workshop while participants collaborate during the activities.

This book puts three tools in your toolbox:

  1. The six types of participants you meet
  2. Five ways to kickstart participation
  3. Four methods to manage collaboration