A quality training workshop is a type of seminar that deals with quality training courses designed to increase a person’s knowledge or improve his techniques. A workshop usually has several participants that are able to share their experiences and knowledge about the subject. A professional in the field usually conducts a workshop. The success of a quality training workshop depends on the topic that will be discussed and it will also depend on the participation of the ones attending the workshop.
Here are some tips on how to organize a quality training workshop:
- Outline. Make an outline of the topics that are going to be discussed in the workshop. This will serve as the framework of the workshop. Having this will help you in the overall flow of the workshop. Cover the basic topics that are related to the subject. In this case, it will include quality management systems, quality engineering, process training and other topics. The outline should be made in such a way that the different topics going to be covered are tied together and not jumbled up.
- Materials. Think of how you are going to present the topics you are going to cover in a unique and interesting manner. This is one way to keep the attention of the participants in the workshop. You can also use visual aids, such as graphs, pictures and flow charts to be able to easily explain concepts better to them. It will also help if you can get training videos that are related to the subject.
- Activities. Devise activities or process training games that will help you establish the core of the subject. This will encourage all the people in the workshop to participate and mingle with each other. Using a game to explain a concept will also help the participants retain what has been discussed during the workshop.
- Registration. It is important that you first know the number of the participants that are attending the workshop. Open registrations for the workshop early and close the registration at least a week before the workshop dates. By determining the number of people who are attending the workshop, you will be able to prepare more for the workshop. You can make the workshop more intimate if there are only a few people attending.
- Conducting the Workshop. If you are the one conducting the quality training workshop, approach the participants with enthusiasm. The workshop should be a place of learning and at the same time having fun. People who enjoy workshops are more likely to retain information from all the activities and concepts that are going to be discussed.
Here are some of the tips that you can use in organizing a quality training workshop. It would also be helpful if you give the participants a handbook that contains all of the concepts that were taken up during the workshop. The handbook will aid them in remembering all of the things that they learned. It will also help the participants to apply them in their workplaces.