9 November

Making sure everything goes smoothly

Making sure everything goes smoothly

Two members of the group are chatting away to each other. One participant has so much to say that nobody else can get a word in. The discussion is threatening to veer off in a completely unexpected direction. No, it’s not all sunshine and roses in workshops and seminars. Sometimes you need to take charge […]

6 October

Collecting results of group and pair work

Collecting results of group and pair work

  One of the things I enjoy most in a seminar is seeing the outcome of the group or pair work phase. And, of course, the participants are also eager to hear what the others have come up with. So there’s generally a sense of anticipation in the room – but there’s nervousness there, too. […]

24 April

Getting the most out of pair and group work

Getting the most out of pair and group work

  “Now we’re going to split into groups!”– words that aren’t always greeted with enthusiastic cheers. Not everyone relishes the chance to work with just one or two other participants. And in an international group there can be all sorts of reservations. Perhaps someone comes from a culture where you, the trainer, are seen as […]