Brainstorming: Best practices for hosting Online Workshops

It’s been a while since the handbook page about hosting Online Workshops was originally published (in November 2021) — the team has hosted over 125 events since then! In the time that has passed since publishing that handbook page, I imagine that we’ve all learned a lot about hosting Online Workshops and what makes them run well.

So far, the tips and best practices that the handbook covers are:

  • Arrive early
  • Turn on accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( features
  • Consider Icebreakers
  • Set Expectations
  • Conclude

Have you hosted an Online Workshop? Or have you attended an Online Workshop that you feel went well? I would love to hear your thoughts on some more tips and best practices for hosting Online Workshops so we can update the handbook page with them. Please share in the comments!