Workshops are sessions conducted by Facilitators with an interest and applicable knowledge in the topic.
A short presentation will kick-off the session in order to provide a summary of the topic and an objective (problem to be solved). The basis of the session will be interactive discussion amongst the attendees.
A scribe should be provided to record key points or conclusions from the discussion.
A goal of the workshop notes is for these key points to be documented as a recommendation to an agency or a standards-writing group. It might also serve as the basis for an article in the Journal of System Safety.
Additional visual resources may be needed such as a white board or large paper pad/easel and markers.
Fundamentally, a workshop isn't designed for teaching. Rather, it is designed to bring the best minds together to solve a problem.
System Safety Conference
30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, MN USA