Practical ideas for facilitating workshops & people development


Workshops with Wow is a blog which aims to develop ideas and concepts about creating great workshops and developing people. It will provide practical tips in workshop facilitation, adult learning, succession planning, field days and leadership coaching.

I am Jeanette Long and I have been facilitating workshops for over 20 years – I learnt through trial and error, observing others and continually critiquing myself. A colleague, Sharon, and I were asked to develop a “How to facilitate workshops” which led me to the idea of writing my first book “Workshops with Wow!”

Workshops with Wow! the book is underway.

My workshop facilitation experiences began in rural South Australia delivering training for TAFE in Rural Office Practice and Rural Business Management. I had the pleasure of working with wonderful rural women who appreciated the opportunity to have training that suited their needs, in regional locations at appropriate times. These women provided me with the start to a great learning journey in adult learning principles and what works and what doesn’t.

Workshop facilitation now takes me across Australia and recently to New Zealand; providing training/facilitation in Coaching, Facilitation skills, Adoption and Extension for Agriculturalist, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Communications Skills,  Succession Planning, Strategic & Business planning and Leadership.

If you are interested in creating fantastic people development opportunities I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Wow maybe this should be titled blogging with the WOW factor. A really good page with some very insightful observations made with the 20 years experience you have Jeanette.

    I did find it interesting that food is a big feature in workshops success, it is not different in the NZ ag scene. Something I have incorporated into our modules is provided morning and afternoon tea, but leaving lunch free for the participants to get out and stretch thier legs, chose thier own lunch experience. ( of course this only works if you are close to adequate cafes etc)

    I will enjoy reading your next postings:

    Lindy Nelson Founder and Executive Director of The Agri-Womens Development Trust NZ

  2. […] reading several blogs including Jeanette Long’s greate wordpress site, and designing more than the usual number of workshops these past months, I’m paying close […]

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