Policy workshops involve three steps:
1 – Background Interviews
I interview your management and subject area experts. I have three goals: Understand the subject matter. Get a sense for the interactions between the colleagues. Identify the barriers to an integrated approach.
2 – Analysis & Design
I analyze the interview statements. The focus is on cultural differences influencing collaboration. I then create a workshop design: What questions we will address, in which sequence, via what kinds of exercizes, who should participate. You and I discuss the design. I modify it according to your input.
3 – Workshop Execution
I execute the workshop on the basis of the workshop design, and as discussed with you and then modified by me. In the workshop we stick to the design. I lead the participants to agreement on an integrated approach. Pre-Covid workshops had a duration of two days, with six to eight participants, and took place off-site. We will do policy workshops virtually.