Workshop is a kind of meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project. In general, a workshop is a single, short (although short may mean anything from 45 minutes to two full days) educational program designed to teach or introduce to participants practical skills, techniques, or ideas which they can then use in their work or their daily lives. CDC has the experienced to hold various numbers of local and international workshops with some renowned experienced keynote person in different times. We are offering such program for the graduates and executives to have the keen knowledge in a particular field for their workforce development by hand.
Common features of workshops:
- They're generally small, allowing everyone some personal attention and the chance to be heard.
- They're often designed for people who are working together, or working in the same field.
- They're conducted by people who have real experience in the subject under discussion.
Importance of having workshops participation:
Now, the million dollar question is why people should go for a workshop rather than some other method like a study circle, a course, on-the-job training, etc.? Because there are a number of different ways to teach people things, and because people learn things in different ways, a workshop has some advantages over those other methods that make it a good choice in certain circumstances.
- A workshop provides a way to create an intensive educational experience in a short amount of time, when the time for a more comprehensive effort may not be available. Participants may be working, they may be too far apart to gather together regularly, or may simply be unwilling to commit large amounts of time. A workshop can introduce a new concept, spurring participants to investigate it further on their own, or can demonstrate and encourage the practice of actual methods.
- It's a great way to teach hands-on skills because it offers participants a chance to try out new methods and fail in a safe situation.
- A workshop is a way for someone to pass on to colleagues ideas and methods that he has developed or finds important. Teaching a graduate course may not be possible, but he may be able to reach large numbers of people by conducting workshops in various situations.
- Especially for people who work together, a workshop can help to create a sense of community or common purpose among its participants.
The purpose of the workshop:
Different workshops designed and conducted by CDC are given for many purposes, and each implies some specific methods of presentation and other details. Here are Some common purposes:
- Teaching participants a skill which they then might have to use or will use in the future.
- Giving participants a chance to practice and receive feedback on techniques and concepts they already know.
- Enhancing participants' current knowledge of concepts, techniques, and methods (new research, improvement of techniques, etc.).
- Teaching participants a new concept that they can then apply to their work.
- Familiarizing people with material important for, but not directly connected to, their jobs.
- Providing, or helping to provide, a job-related credential for advancement or initial employment, for instance or for some certification or licensure.
- Using a workshop as a way of helping participants feel comfortable with one another and/or their situation.
- Introducing people to a way of looking at the world, either as an adjunct to their jobs or volunteer situations, or as public education.