All up, a few lessons:
- the agenda was too long: we had half a day for a two day agenda.
- we started with a devotion, prayer and song; good, but time consuming
- the lead 'input' person, the administering minister (I eschew the word 'lead') was also the facilitator: doesn't work
Doing workshops: they are a delicate thing. They need expert facilitation, preferably using an adaptation of Checkland's Soft Systems Methodolgy. Here's a summary.