Learning to give workshops

You give or you want to give workshops relating to your discipline or other matters that interest you. During this two-day session, you learn the most important skills that are required for giving a professional workshop. These include creating an inspiring structure, offering varied ways of working and responding to all learning styles of your workshop participants.

Target group

Everyone who gives or wants to give workshops internally or externally and who wishes to improve his or her qualities in writing and giving workshops.


We start 10 days prior to the training session with a detailed digital learning environment within which you view short knowledge videos devoted to giving workshops, read articles and perform a test relating to the learning styles of your workshop participants. You prepare brief assignments. These is also a registration list on which you are asked to prepare a 30-minute mini-workshop dealing with a subject of your own choice (presumably your discipline or a workshop that you will be giving in the near future or because you wish to increase its effectiveness).

Subjects on day 1:

  • Structure of a workshop
  • Using different ways of working effectively
  • Providing a good INTRO
  • Responding to all learning styles
  • Facilitating the learning process

Subjects on day 2:

  • Boosting interaction during your workshop
  • Inspiring and motivating the group
  • Dealing with critical questions and difficult participants
  • Guiding discussions
  • Achieving a balance between individuals and the group
  • Watching and giving mini-workshops

Practical information

  • Duration: Two sessions from 9 a.m.- 4.30 p.m., with 2 hours of preparation for each
  • Dates: 6 and 27 Ocotober 2020.
  • Language: Dutch
  • Location: Online
  • Group size: maximum of 12 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.