When I facilitate, I take notes. Lots of notes. I come with a set of notes, including the workshop design and process plans. I have checklists for the preparation of the venue. During the meeting, I jot down notes, names, observations. At the end of each day, I review the process, adjust the original design and rephrase questions. Over the years, quite a stack of these notes had assembled in my cabinet.
After a good organising session, I am now proud to present: The Workshop Book. It contains agendas, notes and feedback for most workshops I’ve hosted in the past years. For my fellow stationery addicts (and particularly Gillian), here’s how it looks like:
In addition I have a loose-leaf collection of workshops and tools that are not connected to any individual workshop.
How do you archive your random (but precious and useful) workshop notes?