259 episodes

The world is waking up to the power of facilitation. Whether it's hosting a workshop, holding better meetings, or leading happy and productive teams - we want to make collaboration easy and effective. Dr. Myriam Hadnes is the founder of NeverDoneBefore, a global online facilitation community and festival, and this is her podcast. 'workshops work' is 50% sandbox and 50% classroom, a safe space for anyone interested in facilitation to learn more about the craft. Each week, a professional facilitator, trainer, or coach joins Myriam to discuss their interests and experiences in the world of facilitation. The conversations are open, and honest, and make facilitation understandable and accessible to all.Get practical tips and advice from a raft of experts and uncover the magic ingredients that make workshops work. You can download a free 1-page summary of each episode on https://workshops.work/podcast

workshops work Dr Myriam Hadnes

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The world is waking up to the power of facilitation. Whether it's hosting a workshop, holding better meetings, or leading happy and productive teams - we want to make collaboration easy and effective. Dr. Myriam Hadnes is the founder of NeverDoneBefore, a global online facilitation community and festival, and this is her podcast. 'workshops work' is 50% sandbox and 50% classroom, a safe space for anyone interested in facilitation to learn more about the craft. Each week, a professional facilitator, trainer, or coach joins Myriam to discuss their interests and experiences in the world of facilitation. The conversations are open, and honest, and make facilitation understandable and accessible to all.Get practical tips and advice from a raft of experts and uncover the magic ingredients that make workshops work. You can download a free 1-page summary of each episode on https://workshops.work/podcast

    202 - How to Price your Facilitation and Coaching Services? with Jenny Millar

    202 - How to Price your Facilitation and Coaching Services? with Jenny Millar

    Does pricing make you prickle with anxiety? Imagine what it would be like to feel confident and calm about valuing your services… and now meet Jenny Millar, who can make that imagination a reality.
    Learn all about positioning, discounting, strategy, and communication in the context of pricing in this standout episode
    Jenny’s expertise in pricing will be invaluable to any facilitator or coach, as service businesses are notoriously difficult to price. And, as the founder of Untapped Pricing—a highly regarded pricing strategy consultancy—her advice is certainly of the highest value.
    Enjoy a free taster of her expertise in this episode!
    Find out about:
    Strategies for pricing coaching and facilitation servicesThe relationship between pricing, and positioning and how to get confident with bothJenny’s three rules for discounting and how to discount without devaluing yourselfWhat communication has to do with pricing and why it can make or break your choiceThe three facets to consider to determine what your services are ‘worth’How tiered, rather than bespoke or binary, pricing makes life easier for you and your prospectsDon’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.
    And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.
    Links
    Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.
    Bitesize pricing tactics - a collection of 2min videos.
    Downloadable PDF guides - to take you through the fundamentals of pricing strategy that works for your customers and for you.
    Untapped’s Pricing Scorecard - our free tool to evaluate the health of your pricing in minutes. Learn how to improve it with a personalised 22-page report.
    Connect to Jenny:
    On LinkedIn
    Book a call with Jenny
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 1 hr 2 min
    201 - Thinking with Things with Jules Gilleland

    201 - Thinking with Things with Jules Gilleland

    Things—found objects, ephemera from the discarded world, are everywhere. A marble, a spoon, a coil of string. They’re forgettable and ignorable and they’re the magic ingredient that makes Jules Gilleland’s workshops work.
    Jules developed Things as a problem-solving tool, informed by design thinking, to help people connect the dots and capture their problems in a physical form. It’s a context-neutral learning through play, a way to tap into ourselves when we can’t rely on language, and a means of overcoming the challenges that refuse to budge.
    Learn all about Things, Jules’ story, and how a bit more visual thinking can make your workshops work even better. 
    Find out about:
    What Jules’ Things are and why they can be so magical in workshop settingsHow the four principles of Collect, Connect, Capture and Communicate appear in Thinking with ThingsWhy participants behaving like children is not such a bad situationHow to get out of your head and improve your hosting by focusing on engaged participantsHow to turn a disparate pile of found objects into a problem-solving powerhouseWhy Jules prioritises a remarkable ending to her workshopsDon’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.
    And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.
    Links
    Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.
    Think With Things website
    Connect to Jules:
    On LinkedIn
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 1 hr 2 min
    200 - Your Questions, My Answers: Learnings from 200 Weeks of Podcasting with Myriam Hadnes

    200 - Your Questions, My Answers: Learnings from 200 Weeks of Podcasting with Myriam Hadnes

    The latest milestone for the workshops work podcast—200 episodes! 200!
    To celebrate the occasion, I’ve produced a special episode. Instead of speaking to a guest, I spoke to you.
    And what better way to source my inspiration for episode 200 than to turn to the community that has grown and flourished around the show? I turned to my community to gather their questions—big and small, serious and silly—about the podcast, what I’ve learned, and my thoughts on facilitation at large.

    Michelle Howard, previous guest on the show, asked the questions on your behalf.  
    Find out about:
    My own misconceptions about facilitation that the podcast has revealed over timeWhat I would say, if I could travel back in time, to the Myriam who was about to record episode oneWhy I’m always, at least partly, pursuing constructive ignorance in my interviewsHow my focus has shifted from what my guests ‘do’ and where it rests nowWhat has changed in my professional facilitate practice since hosting the showLessons and points of interest from building the NDB communityBig thanks to Patrick Cowden, Yvonne Chin Irving,  Lily Gros, Mirjam Leunissen, Vitalij Malahov, Zoha Sharifyazdi and Dov Tsal for contributing questions!

    Don’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.
    And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.
    Links
    Learn more about NeverDoneBefore
    Visit the new podcast map
    Connect to Myriam:
    On LinkedIn
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus: New Rules for Work - A Global Experiment about Creativity with Elise Keith and Dave Mastronardi

    Bonus: New Rules for Work - A Global Experiment about Creativity with Elise Keith and Dave Mastronardi

    In May 2022, an academic research paper titled “Virtual communication curbs creative idea generation” was published in Nature (one of the most prestigious scientific publishers). They tested how the transition from in-person to online interaction affected innovation (measured by collective idea generation) and concluded that video calls were bad for brainstorming.
    The media derived: “Zoom is a creativity killer.”
    But, as (online) facilitators, we have first-hand experience with remote teams’ creativity and effective collaboration. But, we haven’t had hard evidence proving the study wrong.
    My guests on today’s bonus episode, Elise Keith (CEO of Lucid Meetings, Author and Meeting Innovator) and Dave Mastronardi (CEO of the Gamestorming Group) have the ambition to test the hypothesis that online work killed creativity through a global mega experiment. As they kick off the project with a Symposium, Elise and Dave joined me to share their vision, drivers and open questions.
    Listen to this episode to find out about:
    The definition of creativity and how to measure itHow the project came to beThe bigger vision behind the project: How online collaboration can tackle global challengesHow you can get involved in the experimentDon't miss the New Rules for Work Experiment and Symposium
    Visit the New Rules for Work Website

    And, don’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.
    Links
    Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.
    Read the Article published in ‘Nature’
    Read about the study
    Watch the Youtube video: Why video calls are bad for brainstorming
    Connect to Elise and Dave:
    Connect to Elise on LinkedIn
    Connect to Dave on LinkedIn
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 59 min
    199 - Facilitation Skills at Scale: Fidelity International's Facilitation Academy with Rod Butcher & Nikesh Patel (Part 1)

    199 - Facilitation Skills at Scale: Fidelity International's Facilitation Academy with Rod Butcher & Nikesh Patel (Part 1)

    How do you create a culture of independent and empowered facilitation in a large business? Well, Rod Butcher and Nikesh Patel of Fidelity International posed me that question and, together, we came up with a radical solution.
    This episode explains the story of how we built Fidelity International’s Facilitation Academy.
    You can hear about the process we followed and the results we’ve seen, as well as how we interpreted the issues and questions that Rod and Nikesh started with.
    Implementing facilitation skills at scale can be a daunting thought, but it’s eminently more enticing when it’s achieved through a generative, self-sustaining cycle of talent training talent!
    Find out about:
    What the structure and process of the academy is and how it worksHow to look at a problem with a broad view, to find unexpected solutionsThe unique challenges of internal facilitation vs. external facilitationThe unexpected benefits of implementing a facilitation mindset across an organisationWhy an interdepartmental-by-default approach creates more meaningful space for changeHow framing facilitation as problem-solving generated more interestHow to create a virtuous cycle of facilitation, training, and learningDon’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.
    And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.
    Links
    Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.
    Connect to Rod and Nikesh:
    Rod on LinkedIn
    Nikesh on LinkedIn
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 46 min
    199 - Facilitation Skills at Scale: Fidelity International's Facilitation Academy with Rod Butcher & Nikesh Patel (Part 2)

    199 - Facilitation Skills at Scale: Fidelity International's Facilitation Academy with Rod Butcher & Nikesh Patel (Part 2)

    How do you create a culture of independent and empowered facilitation in a large business? Well, Rod Butcher and Nikesh Patel of Fidelity International posed me that question and, together, we came up with a radical solution. 
    This episode explains the story of how we built Fidelity International’s Facilitation Academy. 
    You can hear about the process we followed and the results we’ve seen, as well as how we interpreted the issues and questions that Rod and Nikesh started with. 
    Implementing facilitation skills at scale can be a daunting thought, but it’s eminently more enticing when it’s achieved through a generative, self-sustaining cycle of talent training talent! 
    Find out about: 
    What the structure and process of the academy is and how it worksHow to look at a problem with a broad view, to find unexpected solutionsThe unique challenges of internal facilitation vs. external facilitationThe unexpected benefits of implementing a facilitation mindset across an organisationWhy an interdepartmental-by-default approach creates more meaningful space for changeHow framing facilitation as problem-solving generated more interestHow to create a virtuous cycle of facilitation, training, and learning
    Don’t miss the next episode: subscribe to the show with your favourite podcast player.

    And download the free 1-page summary, so you can always have the key points of this episode to hand.

    Links

    Watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.

    Connect to Rod and Nikesh:

    Rod on LinkedIn

    Nikesh on LinkedIn
     
    Support the showCheck out the podcast map to see the overview of all podcast episodes: https://workshops.work/podcast-map

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Master Class

Every single episode is filled with incredible nuggets that I find myself applying immediately, both practically in my day-to-day work as well as sharing with all my colleagues. Not only will the insights from the interviews make you a better facilitator, but also a more empathetic leader! I recommend this podcast to everyone I know.

John L.C. ,

The go-to resource for workshop facilitators!

This show is the best podcast I’ve found to help myself level up as a workshop facilitator. Highly recommend!

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