Extension: Structuring Your Agenda
Click on the resource icon in the right hand corner above to access the full text. This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classic and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practitioners, trainers and facilitators.
A good workshop understands the audience, their needs and the knowledge and/or skills they need to better do their job. With clear objectives and outputs, defining the required workshop structure and content becomes quite straight forward – namely – you just need to identify what is required to achieve each objective?
Elements of a Workshop Agenda
- Title. Have a simple, clear self-explanatory title
- Background Briefly (1-2 sentences) why the workshop is being held (its importance and where it fits into the general framework of institutional or individual development)
- Participants. Briefly describe who the workshop is for.
- Goal. (Not always included)Define the larger general goal the workshop will contribute to.
- Objectives/Outputs. Identify 3-4 major objective(s) for the workshop. Identify outputs for the objectives – a way of deciding if the workshop has been successful
- Dates and time
- Logistics. Identify what is needed to support the workshop? Venue (consider free from distractions, visibility of visuals, comfort, …) Accommodation, food, Transportation. Expense information
- Daily schedule. Specifythe activities (classes, demonstrations and visits) needed to deliver each output. Arrange in a logical flow specifying location and lead organizer.
- Materials and resource team
- Contact to provide additional and/or clarify information