- Workshop topics should be relevant to current concerns/needs of the membership. Workshop topics can include, but are not limited to…
Be clear about what you are trying to do.
Identify if the workshop is designed to be:
Workshops should provide the opportunity for audience participation.
Leave ample time at the end of the workshop for questions.
Limit workshop presenters as necessary to streamline the workshop.
Anticipate where discussions can be taken off topic and plan ways to keep the group on task.
Keep background information/slides to a minimum.
Teaching skills, teaching methods, faculty development, professional development, QI / Patient Safety, health advocacy, novel curricula, novel educational venues, educational innovations, evaluation and feedback, medical education research.
Make sure the title of your workshop reflects the actual content & format of the workshop.
The most highly-rated workshops provide concrete “take-home” material.
- These are materials which attendees can adapt or otherwise use at their home programs.
- These can be paper-based, electronic, web-based, worksheets completed at the session, curriculum samples, bibliographies, etc.
- Consider collecting email addresses for follow-up delivery of materials.
- Be sure to get your presentation to the AAIM staff on time—the most eager participants will have reviewed it in advance or printed it to take notes.