Recommendations for Workshop Development

This article contains general recommendations for developing, delivering, and evaluating workshops.

Workshop Development

  • 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:
  1. Learning objectives!
  2. Pertinent references to LinkedIn Learning courses or individual videos
  3. Links to documentation
  • Schedule a trial run with a live audience so you can check pacing, delivery method, and see what real-world issues arise.


Room selection & reservations

  • Rooms must be reserved through the Event Management Office.  They can also help you find the right space for your workshop needs.

Advertising options to consider

  • posts to MiddPoints
  • Event Calendar - submissions to various calendars of Events


  • Adjust lighting & screen resolution for optimal audience viewing.
  • Introduce yourself; if helpful have learners introduce themselves.
  • Refer learners to supporting materials as appropriate during the workshop to reinforce their use.
  • Explain where and how to get help after the workshop.
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