To organise a workshop effectively, you need to be a good facilitator. The main points to bear in mind when organising a workshop are the following:
Lots of events can be held for free. The best ways to get attendees to attend are free. Space on campus is usually free. Students or members can help with presenting or recording. The most important thing to budget is time.
But some events will cost money, and Snap Skill can help. Talk to us about your needs. If you haven't previously submitted a budget, you'll need to do that too. It can take up to couple of weeks for your budget request to go through.
Other Snap Skill Chapters: If your event is a good match with another chapter's interests, see if they will announce your event to their members.
Your College Societies: If the subject of your event is relevant to your program, let your fellow students know! If you think there's an educational component to your event, look through the catalog. If you find a program that's a good match, contact the faculty. They may let you announce your event in their program; they may send information to their students, or they might even require attendance.
Snap Skill workshops provide a way to create an intensive educational experience in a short amount of time, when the time for a more comprehensive effort may not be available. Team up to solve challenges. Or explore careers and a new way of thinking. And that's just the beginning.
Snap Skill college chapters are responsible to organize events at college level, tough these events are held at college level, they are meant for Snap Skill members of all colleges. The college chapters organize various events on a regular basis and you can come to know about them through the chapter representatives at each college
Snap Skill workshops are an efficient way to enhance your skills but organising the workshop can be like trying to herd cats – and everyone knows how uncooperative cats can be – so setting up workshops requires a certain amount of structure and energy. However, arranging workshops has some major plus points:
It looks marvellous on your curriculum vitae.
You impress your tutors (you can invite them along to relevant workshops and encourage them to participate).
You develop a lot of people management, time management and organisational skills in the process.
You contribute to the learning on your course and make it more fun.
Use email to keep in touch with the group. Emailing is informal and uses the same forms as spoken dialogue. One email copied to the group takes a lot less time than a series of phone calls and you don’t have to worry about when to send them whereas phone calls at the wrong time can be disturbing.
The online communication can turn into a chat room or discussion forum, but can’t replicate the multiple face-to-face interaction of the workshop, so although it can be an extra learning support, it can’t substitute for the live workshop.