What is a Workshop?
A workshop is a long interactive meeting or educational session designed to create a specialized result. Workshops are longer than the typical business meeting and require more preparation beforehand. Workshops typically involve a central trainer or facilitator who works with a set of sponsors to design the sequence of presentations, plan collaborative activities, and ensure the workshop will lead to the desired result. Workshops emphasize hands-on interaction. Strategic planning often includes one or more planning workshops. Kickoffs, team chartering, requirements analysis, product design, value stream mapping, and other meetings with large collaborative deliverables may all be conducted as workshops.