Recommended elements for developing, delivering, and evaluating workshops.
- Consider partnering with an experienced trainer.
- Determine the following before you worry about content:
- 1. Who is your audience?
- Staff? Faculty? Students? Guests? A mixture?
- 2. Where is your audience?
- On Midd Campus? MIIS? Elsewhere?
- 3. How much time do you have/want for the session?
- 4. What delivery method is most appropriate?
- Instructor-led, in person? Instructor-led, video conference?
- 5. What are the desired outcomes/goals of the training?
- Learn about the topic -- work with content experts when necessary.
- Establish learning objectives.
- Create content outline appropriate for time allotted.
- Consider a balance of “hands-on” and question/response vs. “lecture.”
- Develop a handout and locate supporting materials. Things to include:
- Learning objectives!
- Pertinent references to lynda movies or courses
- Links to online documentation
- Schedule a trial run with a live audience so you can check pacing, delivery method & see what real-world issues arise.
Room selection & reservations
- DFL105 and MBH161 can be reserved through Doreen Bernier.
- Other spaces must be requested through the Events Scheduling Office.
Advertising options to consider
- LISBlog posts to MiddPoints and MiddNotes
- Events at Middlebury - submissions to the Featured Events Calendar
- Adjust lighting & screen resolution for optimal audience viewing.
- Introduce yourself; if helpful have learners introduce themselves.
- Refer learners to supporting materials as appropriate to reinforce their use.
- Explain where and how to get help after the workshop.
Resources within LIS
- Former Education & Training Team Leader (Pij Slater)
- Other workshop trainers
- Research Librarians