Yes I offer in person workshops, either under contract to your organisation or self-hosted. This page is about self-hosted workshops with links to those currently open for registration. (Want to bring me to your institution?)
The enthusiasm of participants when I experimented with self-hosted workshops in late 2018/early 2019 convinced me to organize more of these. Self-hosted workshops also have several benefits over institutional ones:
- A mix of institutions and disciplines brings more ways of working into the mix.
- You step out of the office politics. You aren’t working with everyone in the workshop every day.
- It reduces confusion about whose needs and values are really driving the workshop content.
Because my workshops are about organising your time and workload, or about writing, this last issue is particularly important. It is much clearer to both of us that this is about your needs if you are paying me directly, even if you can claim it as a professional development expense. That makes it possible to talk about the places where your needs and desires don’t quite align with what your employer might prioritize.
Planning your summer: Recharge, Research, and lay a foundation for the next academic year.
- 31 May 2019 Manchester, UK
I’m open to suggestions
If you’d like me to come and do a workshop near you, and know some people who you think might be interested, I’m open to suggestions. If you know of a venue that might work well, even better. Contact me to let me know what you are thinking.
Venue requirements: I’m pretty low tech (unless you’re thinking of a writing retreat, in which case plug sockets for all are important) but good coffee, tea, and lunch are pretty important, along with ease of access by public transport and accessibility for folks with disabilities. I’m willing to research the venue so I’m thinking a venue where you’ve attended a workshop or cafe that you frequent that you’ve noticed has a sign about bookable rooms.
Time requirements: It is never too early to suggest something to me. I need 6 to 8 weeks to promote the workshop and another couple of weeks to get everything set up to do that (website, email list, etc). Some venues may need to be booked much further in advance.