A well-designed workshop is an excellent way to get things done. And as UXers, our skills uniquely position us to help clients and teams explore options and come to consensus, both in person and online. But successful workshops don’t happen by accident. And workshop design and facilitation aren’t really taught in school or on the job.
Workshop 101 gives participants a flexible workshop-building framework. Participants will explore workshop activities, tools, and techniques. You’ll practice leading exercises, and will leave prepared to take the next step – whether leading a working meeting or delivering a workshop at a future conference. Importantly, you’ll discover that we don’t need to be a certain kind of person to do it. All of us can design and facilitate effective workshops from where we stand right now. Join us to translate your design thinking skills to create collaborative sessions that are fun, effective, and get work done.
About the speakers
As a UX leader and workshop facilitator, Stacy draws on her experiences in theater, business, and community-building to support the goal of better meetings for all. She has crafted and led more than 100 workshops for government, academia, and the UX community. Her goal is to create experiential, participatory events that help participants collaborate, problem solve, and acquire new skills. Her work has included a bootcamp training for Lean UX delivery managers, a workshop on integrating UX into Agile along a continuum of maturity, a workshop on workshop design and facilitation, and numerous working sessions for clients and stakeholders on an array of projects.
Stacy is Director of Stellar User Experience and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland iSchool.