Planning to achieve a successful meeting or workshop often revolves around defining the focus question(s) to put to the group. A tightly worded question helps the group understand what is to be discussed or worked upon and what kind of response is required.
Sometimes this is sufficient however there are times where a structured answer is required. It may also be difficult for the group to answer the question without being able to visualise the format and structure of the response needed. This is where a workshop template may be useful. The template can be a handout or drawn in full size on a flip chart or both.
Here is an example handout. In this example, the group were to work in three syndicates and to present back a tightly structured response that would be consolidated into a single document by the workshop scribe.
Further help in visualising the desired output was provided by a version of the template completed with a mock or model response.