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What do people want from a Workshop?

April 4th, 2012

What do people want from a workshop? We have thought long and hard about this question. Listen as Jennifer Garvey Berger describes how this question has influenced the design of the Shifting Thinking Workshop 2012

You can also hear Rachel talking about the challenges for our team to “think differently” about the Workshop’s design in this video

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  1. Alex Barnes
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    It’s great to be part of a conference that doesn’t follow the generic approach known in “Western/European” cultures – which is two days of being spoken at by people who are “experts”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome that people specialise in certain skills/areas/knowledge(s), but that does not always mean they should take up all the space.

    Too often conferences are one-way and non-participatory. I become a passive recipient of ideas. I am but a glass half full object with a oversized conference pack, with many con-current sessions, and keynotes that are non-coherent.

    This is what I like about Shifting Thinking – it’s as Jennifer puts it so well – putting useful knowledge in the middle, and allowing people’s diverse experiences to play with it, with the hope that new cool stuff will come about and influence the ways people learn and understand ideas.

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