A live conference workshop is often considered a success by participants if they come home with one or two lessons they can apply to their own practice. It’s a pretty low bar considering attendees paid a lot of money to travel to the conference, stay at the conference hotel, pay to register for the conference, and pay more to attend the private workshop.
Instead of taking the traditional workshop route, I decided to develop my own online workshop. I approached it using a UX design process, getting constant feedback from participants and continuously iterating.
Over the course of a year and a half we tried many different webinar/online meeting tools, online platforms, and lesson structures until we found just the right mix.
You can find my current workshop at diydatadesign.com.
The lessons I learned in the development of my own online workshop are in the process of being applied to the needs of other organizations and workshop experts.