Whatever your approach, it's important participants have a quality experience that is consistent with other Active Citizens events around the world.

With that in mind, we've put together some simple guidelines and checklists to help you plan and prepare your workshops.

Make a preparation checklist

Before your workshop, you might find it helpful to start by making a checklist of everything you need to consider.

For example, have you thought about timings? Will you need any printed handouts? Is the venue going to be accessible for everyone?

There's a lot to remember so we've started some of the thinking for you. Take a look at our workshop preparation checklist, available in the downloads section below.

Keep it flexible

How you structure a workshop is likely to differ depending on the group you are working with. No two groups are same.

Therefore, taking time to understand the diverse needs and experience within your group will give you the best chance of success.

The skill of a good facilitator is to build a flexible approach into your workshop programming. Working with your group and understanding their expectations for the workshop at the very beginning will help you to be adaptable.

Download our sample timetables below to get an idea of how you could tailor your workshop activities for different groups. This includes young people, professionals and people from diverse social backgrounds.

Organise your activities

Your workshop should flow clearly through the different modules of the Active Citizens learning journey.

It should also offer time and space for any deeper discussions that emerge in relation to the learning journey that may be important to your group.