Say hello to your new set of superpowers.

Build your workshop creation skills and you'll be able to engage and inspire any audience - whether online or in-person

Live Programs

Workshop Creator:
1 month interactive program

Our flagship live program. Over the course of 4 modules you'll develop everything you need to design and deliver top-notch interactive workshops for any audience.

As well as our tried and tested curriculum, you'll have a community of like-minded peers and our expert coaches supporting you every step of the way.


"...super valuable to advance my Facilitation Skills. It was very practical and hands-on. With lots of real world examples and experience, the team taught us a lot of details on how to structure and facilitate a workshop.

It was awesome to have a learning community, try things out each week and get helpful feedback."

Chris Weier

CEO, CHRISWEIER Strategic Experience Design Studio

"I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who wants to learn how to run effective online meetings, short courses or workshops.

More engaging than many in-person workshops I attended. Very meta. Fun. Interactive."

Hanna Celina

Head of Insights, FutureLearn
Former Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance, Google

Courses

Workshop Creator:
Self-paced Course

This self-paced course covers all the fundamentals of process design, activity creation, and facilitation & performance.

You'll be empowered to deliver workshops of any flavor with confidence and clarity.

The course features over 4 hours of content split into bitesize, high-impact, and instantly actionable lessons.

You'll also get worksheets, templates and other resources to help set you on the path to workshop greatness.


Team Training

Keep your people moving forward in challenging times.

Our immersive, high-impact and Workshop Creator programs are customized to your team's needs to build their secret skillset of process design, content creation, and group facilitation.

Designed and led by our founding team, they're perfect as part of an onboarding experience, to level up emerging leaders, or improve the way you share information and ideas throughout your organization.

Consulting

Whether you're just starting out or want that extra level of finesse, we can help you take your workshop or course to the next level.

You'll work directly with our team of expert content designers and facilitators - all of whom have led programs for some of the world's most valuable brands.

Community

Our global membership network gives you access to resources, masterclasses, coaching, exclusive offers, and project opportunities.

You'll be directed connected to our team, as well as a community of creatives, consultants, entrepreneurs and educators who are creating the future of learning.

Resources


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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it - here's what the people we work with say

"...super valuable to advance my Facilitation Skills. It was very practical and hands-on. With lots of real world examples and experience, the team taught us a lot of details on how to structure and facilitate a workshop.

It was awesome to have a learning community, try things out each week and get helpful feedback."

Chris Weier

CEO, CHRISWEIER Strategic Experience Design Studio

"I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who wants to learn how to run effective online meetings, short courses or workshops.

More engaging than many in-person workshops I attended. Very meta. Fun. Interactive."

Hanna Celina

Head of Insights, FutureLearn
Former Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance, Google


"Howard’s facilitation in the classroom exemplified an impressive blend of creativity, analytics, and empathy, and his passion and dedication to learning completely shined through while working with him.

He has the unique ability to remain agile, sharp, and calm within ambiguous circumstances."

Shikha Mittal

Senior Experience Designer, Deloitte Global
Program Manager, AMP NYC

"I am more confident in my business, in myself, and in my story... I was able to ask questions that made me uncomfortable (as a not-so-proud know-it-all). I was able to truly be a student and they created an environment where that was okay.

I have learned to be a better communicator, leader and entrepreneur with their guidance, openness, honesty and feedback."

Zena Hanna

Founder, Zena Digital Group


About Us

Workshop Creator is built by the team at Wavetable.

We’re a collective of educators, coaches, creatives, and producers who believe learning is the ultimate unlock for companies and individuals who want to make a difference.

We’ve designed and facilitated programs for leading global brands as well as cultural institutions, creative startups, and nonprofit organizations.

We’re based in NYC, and (when it is safe to do so) travel around the world.


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Your ticket to the future of learning

Workshop Creator Live is an interactive online program where you'll build your workshop and course creation superpowers to engage and inspire any audience - whether online or in-person.

Our next cohort starts in July. Register now for early access.

In just 30 days you'll walk away with your very own workshop product ready to share with the world...
but it's about much more than just that.

Transform your skills and expertise into interactive content

Connect with audiences and clients in more impactful new ways

Lead, guide, and support a group as a facilitator and presenter

Build your reputation and monetize your knowledge and expertise

Here's a little more about what to expect in the workshop...

Our 4 Workshop Mindsets

Module 1:
First Principles

Thinking like a Workshop Creator

Module 2:
Design & Structure

Designing like a Workshop Creator

Module 3:
Content & Craft

Developing like a Workshop Creator

Module 4: Facilitation

Delivering like a Workshop Creator


The Secret Skillset

Why do some people seem to be able to connect with others so easily, speak so persuasively, and get their ideas to spread?

And why do so many of us have to battle to get our message across?

Why are we overlooked for the next big opportunity, or struggle to be seen as an expert in our field?

The secret lies in knowledge. In today's world it's key to building careers, companies, and credibility.

But just having or acquiring knowledge isn't enough.

To be seen, to be noticed, to make things happen, we need to share it.

One of the most powerful ways to share knowledge is by having the skills to design and lead interactive educational workshops.

In fact, we believe workshops are the future of learning.

But knowing how to design and lead them effectively can feel confusing, overwhelming, or just downright scary.

These skills can feel elusive, but they aren't exclusive: they’re valuable for individual contributors and managers; entrepreneurs and freelancers; consultants and career changers; leaders and starters.

In this workshop, you'll unlock the secret skillset to amplify your work.


Is this for you?

The skills to create and lead workshops are already in high demand - and in a rapidly changing world, we believe this demand is only going to increase.

In just 30 days you'll level up your skills in process design, content creation, facilitation, and public speaking - along with a peer group and coaching team supporting you every step of the way.

And of course, you'll walk away with your own workshop product ready to share with the world.

If you want to move things forward for yourself, your team, your customers, your community, your peers, then this is for you.


Here are some of the groups who join our workshops:


Consultants and Freelancers

Who want to get ahead and bring more to their client engagements

Content Creators and Makers

Who want to package their expertise and ideas into interactive workshop formats

Executives, Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Who want more effective ways to convey their vision and connect with customers

Learning Professionals

Who want to innovate, collaborate, and tap into fresh ideas

Ready to get started?

Inside the workshop

This is a 4 week program that will help you learn how to design and facilitate engaging educational workshops.

However, it goes way beyond that.

It'll change how you think about, develop, and present your work.

You’ll develop a whole range of transferrable, future proof skills: design, persuasion, critical thinking, storytelling, presenting, coaching, and management.


But beyond the skills you'll learn from the curriculum, this program has been intentionally designed for you to have the space and time to connect with other people who are doing the work and looking to go beyond.

Because workshops are about the work, but they're also about the shared experience and connections that come from learning and making progress with others.

The community and coaching support helps you to see new angles and ideas, pushes you through the resistance, and aids you in refining your work so it gets better.

We've seen the enormous value in this shared experience time and time again.


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What's included

4 Interactive Modules

Thinking: First principles of what drives learning and growthDesigning: Design a powerful and scaleable workshop or short course format you use in-person or onlineDeveloping: Create varied content that's engaging and interactiveDelivering: Build skills to lead, guide and support a group, and develop your own unique style of presentation and storytelling.

Bespoke Materials

Pre-work assignmentsWorkshop handbookBitesize video lessons: released every other day over 30 daysQuestions and provocations: with each lesson to help guide, refine and clarify your thinkingTemplates, resources, and tools: for all key concepts and exercises

Connected Community

24/7 discussion platform: Join a group, get personal feedback, share progress and ideasCoaching support: They’ll champion and challenge you in equal measureLive sessions: Two each week with the workshop team including breakout exercises and Q&ACommunity: Membership of the Wavetable Creator Network (included with all Plus and Pro plans)


Registration

Registration is now open for our July cohort!

To make the workshop financially accessible for all, we are offering a discount for groups, as well as full and part scholarships. Apply here >

Essentials

Everything you need to level up


Full 4-module curriculumActionable templates and resources24/7 discussion forum6x 90 minute live sessions6x office hours sessionExpert coaching supportAccess to Demo Day


$495

Plus

A deeper dive, with expert support


Everything included in the Essentials edition, plus:
A private 1:1 coaching session with a member of our founding team (value $500)Additional bonus resources and templatesMembership of the Wavetable creator network


$695


Our Promise

We know this is a significant financial investment; we've built the program with a focus on ensuring you succeed and feel supported.

However, if for any reason you decide the workshop didn't deliver on its promise, just let us know within 14 days of the start of the program and we'll refund your full payment, no questions asked.


Payment Plans

Throughout the workshop enrollment period, we are offering a 3-month payment plan for any edition of the workshop. There is a premium of 10% for these plans. Contact us to learn more


Get reimbursed by your employer

Most large organizations (and many smaller ones) will reimburse investments into their employees' professional development.

If you need help getting reimbursed by your employer, download this proposal template and send it to your manager or Learning & Development department.


Meet the team

Each workshop has a host, as well as a team of expert coaches and builders who are on hand to support you every step of the way.

They bring experience across program production, learning design, leadership coaching, public speaking, content creation, and much more.


Your workshop host

This workshop is led by me, Howard Gray.

I'm an entrepreneur, educator, and coach based in NYC.

I've designed and facilitated education experiences spanning 1 hour workshops to long-form accelerator programs (and just about everything in between), and for audiences ranging from senior leaders at Fortune 100 companies to early stage entrepreneurs and 5 year old kids.

I'm a facilitator with leading international education companies Decoded and Hyper Island, a mentor at The New School and BUILD NYC, a member of the SXSW advisory board, and a certified professional coach for established professionals working in creative and digital fields.

Some of the companies I've worked with include Spotify, GE, IBM, Mastercard, Stella McCartney, NBC Universal, NYC.gov, and UBS, to name just a few.

I also host the ‘Tickets’ podcast, featuring guests from companies such as Airbnb, The New York Times, Sonar Festival and Duolingo, and am on an ongoing search for the perfect breakfast.


Learn more: Why we created this workshop >


The Workshop Team

Andre Plaut

Curriculum Advisor

Andre has been designing & delivering immersive learning experiences for the last 10 years with organizations like Apple, Obama for America, General Assembly, and Huge Inc.

He’s currently the founder of human machine, a learning design & product ethics consulting firm.

Josh Upton

Development Partner & Coach

Josh is a development coach, consultant and advisor who partners with individuals and teams to develop their careers, ideas and organizations.

He brings a principle driven approach while always seeking to elevate the human side of the equation.

Michelle Carollo

Programming & Production

Michelle is a program and instructional designer, building non-traditional learning environments that impact both the creative and corporate sectors. Her work unites groups of practitioners, activists, scholars, and industry professionals to generate new solutions for a changing economy.

What they say

Don't just take our word for it.

Here are a few words from others who have been through our workshops.

"...super valuable to advance my Facilitation Skills. It was very practical and hands-on. With lots of real world examples and experience, the team taught us a lot of details on how to structure and facilitate a workshop.

It was awesome to have a learning community, try things out each week and get helpful feedback."

Chris Weier

CEO, CHRISWEIER Strategic Experience Design Studio

"I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who wants to learn how to run effective online meetings, short courses or workshops.

More engaging than many in-person workshops I attended. Very meta. Fun. Interactive."

Hanna Celina

Head of Insights, FutureLearn
Former Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance, Google


‘Fun, dynamic, hands-on, great energy, and full of information’

‘Always excellent at explaining and making things easily understandable‘

‘Exceptional facilitator‘

'Helped me find my own voice'

'I have learned to be a better communicator, leader and entrepreneur with their guidance, openness, honesty and feedback.'

‘Really helped me gain the confidence I need to grow my business and be great.‘

‘Incredibly supportive and knowledgeable’

‘GREAT! super helpful, friendly and responsive‘

“Extraordinary – one of the best teachers I’ve had in any environment”

‘Great presentation skills and interpersonal skills’

'Made me feel like I belong in the ecosystem. I found my purpose'


Our alumni are working across a wide range of topics and industries:

cybersecurity awareness...
to calligraphy creation

music mentoring, to planning company strategy;

non-violent communication, to utilizing sustainability.


Workshop Curriculum

Over 4 week-long sprints we will take you step by step through the journey to create your own high quality educational workshops that engage and inspire.

You'll become a better creator, designer, coach, facilitator, leader, and communicator in the process - all supported by a peer group and our team of expert coaches.

Whether you're brand new to this kind of work or are looking to take your existing abilities to the next level, there's plenty for you here.

Module 1: First Principles

Understand the fundamentals of what drives learning and growth in today's world, and how you can utilize these in your work,

An introduction to the workshop modules, deliverables, schedule, and how we work togetherFrom then to now: What do we need today that traditional education and learning solutions seldom provide?What's a workshop? What do we mean when we talk about process design and facilitation? Why does this matter?Who are we serving with this work? How do we define our audience and decide on a topic that's valuable for them?

Module 2: Design & Structure

This module will help you plan, organize, and ask yourself the right questions, and also start thinking about arrangement, formats, and narrative to bring your session to life

Understand learning outcomes - why they matter and how to sculpt them effectivelyThink like a movie producer to create a robust yet flexible session structureTry out different teaching formats and uncovering cornerstone content and the magic momentsCreate assessments to measure your workshop's performance


Module 3: Content & Craft

In this module we’ll dive deeper into content, with a particular focus on how to transform ideas and resources into a wide range of interactive exercises and compelling content

Best practices when it comes to content designActivity design - integrating format, content, and audience to create memorable and engaging activitiesExplore where we can add other interactive elements to lift a session, and understand when less is moreAccess some tactical resources that are among our go-to workshop creation tools

Module 4: Facilitation & Performance

In this module we'll work on developing the skills to lead, guide and support a group, as well honing your own unique style of presentation, facilitation, and storytelling

Facilitation basics: what makes a good facilitator and some common misconceptionsHow to prepare for a session and guide your groupCraft stories around your content; how to get audiences engaged through story and creating peak momentsImprovising, troubleshooting, and working effectively in different environments


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Who is this for?

Some of the groups who sign up to our workshops include:

Professionals working in companies where they want to share knowledge and build the capabilities of othersSmall business owners wanting to create their own education experiencesFreelancers and consultants seeking to stand apart from competition by offering something different
But really, it's not important where you come from. We care about where you’re at, and where you’re going. This is probably for you if:

You’re willing to try things that may not workYou want to build a network that brings personal and professional opportunitiesYou have something to share with the world


What do you mean by 'workshops'?

One of the very best ways to share knowledge, build skills, forge connections, and help ourselves and others succeed is through workshops. However, the word ‘workshop’ can mean different things to different people:

The educator talks about a workshop as a hands-on learning experience.The strategist talks about a workshop as a chance to get to an insight.The operator talks about a workshop as an opportunity for a group to find alignment.
They have different focuses, but no matter what type of workshop you're involved in, or whether they're run in-person or online (or a bit of both), workshops are about connecting with others, applying ideas, and trying things out.

They’re about getting hands-on, experimenting, and testing out something new.

They’re about getting stuck, making breakthroughs, and seeing another way of doing things.

They’re not about sitting still obediently, listening to an expert who’s been put up on a pedestal.

They’re not one-way or hierarchical.

They encourage us to experience something for ourselves, alongside others who want to head in the same direction.

In fact, we believe workshops are the future of learning.

In this workshop we'll give you tools and resources that will help you design and lead whichever flavor of workshop works best for you and your audience.


How does this work?

Every other day of the workshop you'll receive a 5-10 min video lesson from the workshop team along with some prompts and exercises to work on. Once a week we'll run a live session to go through the module content, break out into some group exercises, and answer questions.

Each week there will also be a smaller group office hours session to help overcome any blockers or challenges you may be experiencing.

Throughout the program you'll have access to the workshop team, but more importantly you'll have access to a group of like minds to share your work with.

You'll be able to access all the content from the workshop for up to 30 days after the main 30 day program finishes.


How is this different to a course?

Workshops are different to typical online courses. There aren't exact deadlines and rigid schedules, where you get a grade and either pass or fail.

Like a course, it'll need commitment from you, but unlike a course that commitment goes beyond absorbing content. It needs commitment to find the time and space, to ask yourself difficult questions, to contribute to the conversation, and to offer your perspective. In exchange we'll give you guidance, support, accountability, and celebration.

You can easily finish the curriculum and assignments in the workshop within a few weeks, but the workshop stays open for longer as there’s far more to explore: there's the network, the ideas, the support, and the long-lasting connections.


Why this instead of other training courses on this topic?

Learning how to do this kind of work usually meant signing up to corporate training classes that are nearly always dull, dated and uninspiring, or going in deep and qualifying as a teacher.

If you're a busy professional or entrepreneur looking to level up and make a difference, neither of these options made much sense.

Then there's the prospect of going out and designing and running your own sessions... live, for real, for actual humans? It may feel a little daunting.

There’s so much to think about:
What's the best way to communicate this idea?How do I build a genuine connection with people?What if everyone in the room is an expert?What if I forget what to say?
Knowing how to do this work can feel like it's overwhelming, too time consuming, or just not a good fit.

And that was how it used to be. It probably wasn't for you.

But not anymore.

You don’t need to quit your job, change careers, or dig a hole into your savings to be able to do this.

You don't need to sit through months and months of passive instruction either.

The reality is you really can build the skills to design and run workshops that are engaging and inspiring: to be able to teach, communicate, lead, manage, guide, perform, and persuade.

These are skills that can truly transform the way you do your work, and the way you connect with others.

And we’ll show you how to get there.


Why does the workshop cost this much?

This workshop is more expensive than most online courses. But that’s because it’s not just an online course.

It's an interactive experience: you'll connect with others, and get support from our team of coaches to support your learning and progress. We’ve seen how powerful coaching can be, and all our workshops have a coaching team.

We also want the people who participate in our workshops to be committed and invested. It’s really easy to lose interest or motivation with a lot of online courses, so this workshop is designed to benefit those who are looking to grow themselves, and want to support others who want to do the same.


When does the workshop start and finish?

The workshop starts on July 10th. The workshop itself lasts for 30 days, and the discussion forum stays open for another 30 days.


Do I have to travel?

No - you don't have to travel. The discussion boards are open 24/7 so you can communicate with others in the workshop whenever you like. You'll be able to access all the lessons and course materials in digital format through the workshop portal. As long as you have a computer and Internet connection, you can be part of the workshop.

To enable as many people as possible to attend the live sessions, these take place at 1pm ET // 10am PT // 5pm GMT // 6pm CET.

However, if you are seeking an in-person experience we do run select in-person sessions. These sessions are currently held in New York, London and Amsterdam. To register your interest for these cities, or if you'd like to discuss us visiting your location - get in touch


How much time does it take to do the workshop each week?

On average, you'll get a lot from the workshop if you invest 4-6 hours per week. We recommend committing for the 4 week period, but if you need to come back to anything later the workshop stays open for an additional 60 days after the main program finishes.

When it comes to the modules themselves, you'll find some modules easier than the others: you may breeze through some lessons and trudge through others. Of course, life happens, and you'll get more work done on some days than other days. We know how it is. If you stay curious and stay connected, we're confident you'll come out way further ahead than when you started.


Who are the other participants?

This workshop isn't designed with one specific demographic or industry in mind.

We seek to include as diverse a range of participants as possible because the opportunities for learning and inspiration increase.

Our alumni work in tech, hospitality, music, social impact, design, journalism, and many more industries.


I already have experience designing and running workshops. Is this a good fit for me?

Absolutely. We've found revisiting the fundamentals is always worthwhile, but this program also goes well beyond that. We'll provide resources and exercises that will encourage you to stretch yourself and try out practicing some new techniques.

One of the things we love about this work that there's always so much to learn - new mediums for creating content; discovering different questions to ask; seeing another method for delivering an activity.

And as well as the ideas we provide, the other people in the group will be there to inspire and challenge you.


Now isn't a great time. When will this workshop open again?

If now isn’t the best time for you, keep in mind that you can still register now and secure your spot in a later cohort that you know will be the best time for you, before it’s full. We plan to run the workshop 3 times per year.


What if I don't have an idea for my workshop?

No problem - you don't need to have an idea for your workshop yet. This workshop has an entire module dedicated to helping you identify a strong idea and concept, and even without a specific topic to work on you'll still find there are many learnings to glean and skills to build.


Is there an exam?

No. This is a workshop, so there aren’t tests, exams, or grades.


How much experience do I need to take the workshop?

None. No prior knowledge of the topic is required. We recommend bringing your curiosity, ideas, and intention. That's usually a good place to start.


What's the tech stack you use?

Part of the reason we're able to offer this program at such an affordable price (a program like this costs companies $20k+ to run with us) is the flexibility and interactivity that technology gives us.

Among the technologies we use, we utilize Discourse to run our discussion forums, Zoom for live sessions, and Google Suite to share resources. We've chosen these tools because of their portability, accessibility, and ease of use.

Throughout the workshops we'll also share some other tools we've found hugely beneficial for creating content, facilitating sessions, and organizing assets.


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We'll be in touch soon.

Welcome aboard!


We've received your payment - thanks for joining us!

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Aww, shucks


We're sorry to hear you're canceling your order, but no hard feelings.

Hope to see you soon...

Why did we create this workshop?

From Howard:

To build my own practice as a workshop designer and facilitator, I've led hundreds of hours of workshop sessions, designed multi-month accelerator programs, read dozens of books, and learned from many incredible teachers. I've also spent a few hundred hours as a workshop participant too.

Through these experiences I've been able to see what works and why. I've observed what sets the best apart, and how it's possible to make a real impact in peoples' lives through this work.

Alas, it wasn't always this way.

My own journey of discovery started around 6 years ago.


I went to a talk one morning and was blown away by how compelling the speaker was and the interactive and entertaining nature of the content. I'd never seen anything like it before.

I was used to sitting through labored lectures and pedestrian panels: seeing another way felt energizing.

But it was also deflating: that presentation felt light years away from what I was capable of.

I'd done a little bit of public speaking but was pretty terrible: a gangly, nervous introvert who spoke too quickly and shrank away from large groups.

I still shudder at the thought of a presentation I'd given to a room of business leaders; I was nervous, unclear, ran over time, and told jokes that didn't land at all. It was horrible. Nobody got what they came for.


Over time, I discovered that by treating public speaking as a conversation, and taking the time to practice those conversations, something started to change.

Then, as I began to understand and use the key principles of learning design, storytelling, and facilitation, I even began to enjoy it, and realized the huge opportunity to turn many kinds of content into something more interactive, engaging, and compelling to help people get where they want to go.

Today I can say without question that creating and delivering workshops has been the biggest lever in my work: they've led to projects, connections, recognition and collaborations; and I've built skills I've been able to carry seamlessly into many other areas.

This program - this workshop - is the result of dedicating the past four years of my life to helping people build the skills they need for tomorrow's world of work, and to design environments that enable connection and learning to happen.

I'm excited to share what I've learned so far.

Hope to see you in the workshop.


About Us

We’re a collective of educators, coaches, creatives, and producers who believe learning is the ultimate unlock for companies and individuals who want to make a difference.

We’ve designed and facilitated programs for leading global brands as well as cultural institutions, creative startups, and nonprofit organizations.

We’re based in NYC, and (when it is safe to do so) travel around the world.


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Want to learn more about why we do what we do?


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Or just want to chat?

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Workshop Essentials Toolkit


A digital toolbox including the key resources you need to design, develop, and deliver an interactive online or in-person workshop.


What's inside this toolkit:

Example “Complete” Workshop BuildOverview "How to" DocumentsResources from across the spectrum of our 4 workshop creation mindsets:

Thinking
Audience IdentifierTopic Identifier
Designing
Learning Design Templates3 x Learning Design VariantsLearning Dip Template

Developing
Activity Builder Template3 x Activity Builder Examples
Delivering
Facilitation GuideFacilitation Checklist


Design and deliver workshops that... work.

Build your workshop and course creation superpowers to engage and inspire any audience - whether online or in-person.

Includes over 50 video lessons covering the 4 mindsets of workshop creation, plus resources and templates to use right away.

Transform your skills and expertise into interactive content

Design using a clear, effective and engaging workshop structure

Lead, guide, and support a group as a facilitator and presenter

Build your reputation and monetize your knowledge and expertise

The Secret Skillset

Why do some people seem to be able to connect with others so easily, speak so persuasively, and get their ideas to spread?

And why do so many of us have to battle to get our message across?

Why are we overlooked for the next big opportunity, or struggle to be seen as an expert in our field?

The secret lies in knowledge. In today's world it's key to building careers, companies, and credibility.

But just having or acquiring knowledge isn't enough.

To be seen, to be noticed, to make things happen, we need to share it.

One of the most powerful ways to share knowledge is by having the skills to design and lead interactive educational workshops.

In fact, we believe workshops are the future of learning.

But knowing how to design and lead them effectively can feel confusing, overwhelming, or just downright scary.

These skills can feel elusive, but they aren't exclusive: they’re valuable for individual contributors and managers; entrepreneurs and freelancers; consultants and career changers; leaders and starters.

In this workshop, you'll unlock the secret skillset to amplify your work.

Is this for you?

Here are some of the people who join this course:

Consultants and Freelancers

Who want to get ahead and bring more to their client engagements

Content Creators and Makers

Who want to package their expertise and ideas into interactive workshop formats

Executives, Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Who want more effective ways to convey their vision and connect with customers

Learning Professionals

Who want to innovate, collaborate, and tap into fresh ideas


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What's inside?

This course will empower you to deliver workshops of any flavor with confidence and clarity.

With over 50 lessons included, we'll cover all the fundamentals of process design, workshop structure, activity creation, and facilitation.

You'll also get worksheets, templates and other resources to help set you on the path to workshop greatness.


Module 1: First Principles

Understand the fundamentals of what drives learning and growth in today's world, and how you can utilize these in your work

Module 2: Design & Structure

This module will help you plan, organize, and ask yourself the right questions, and also start thinking about arrangement, formats, and narrative to bring your session to life

Module 3: Content & Craft

In this module we’ll dive deeper into content, with a particular focus on how to transform ideas and resources into a wide range of interactive exercises and compelling content

Module 4: Facilitation

In this module we'll work on developing the skills to lead, guide and support a group, as well honing your own unique style of presentation, facilitation, and storytelling


Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it - here's what the people we work with say

"Howard’s facilitation in the classroom exemplified an impressive blend of creativity, analytics, and empathy, and his passion and dedication to learning completely shined through while working with him.

He has the unique ability to remain agile, sharp, and calm within ambiguous circumstances."

Shikha Mittal

Senior Experience Designer, Deloitte Global
Program Manager, AMP NYC

"I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who wants to learn how to run effective online meetings, short courses or workshops.

More engaging than many in-person workshops I attended. Very meta. Fun. Interactive."

Hanna Celina

Head of Insights, FutureLearn
Former Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance, Google

Course Curriculum

We believe workshops are like stories - they unfold over time, with tension, suspense, characters, and themes.

This course unfolds over 4 modules, with each module comprised of 3-5 episodes. Within each episode? A handful of scenes, breaking down the key concepts in the story.


Module 1: First Principles

Understand the fundamentals of what drives learning and growth in today's world, and how you can utilize these in your work.

EpisodeScene
Episode 1: How we got to nowScene 1: Back in time
Episode 1: How we got to nowScene 2: The Future of Learning
Episode 1: How we got to nowScene 3: Surely some mistake?
Episode 2: Learning StylesScene 1: 4 Archetypes
Episode 2: Learning StylesScene 2: Building Expertise
Episode 3: Workshop FundamentalsScene 1: Flavors
Episode 3: Workshop FundamentalsScene 2: Elements
Episode 3: Workshop FundamentalsScene 3: Ingredients
Episode 4: Learning DesignScene 1: Navigating the Unknown
Episode 4: Learning DesignScene 2: Patterns & Rhythms
Episode 4: Learning DesignScene 3: Curves

Module 2: Design & Structure

This module will help you plan, organize, and ask yourself the right questions, and also start thinking about arrangement, formats, and narrative to bring your session to life.

EpisodeScene
Episode 1: Design Thinking EssentialsScene 1: Who's it for?
Episode 1: Design Thinking EssentialsScene 2: What's it for?
Episode 2: Learning OutcomesScene 1: What's in a name?
Episode 2: Learning OutcomesScene 2: The Science Bit
Episode 2: Learning OutcomesScene 3: Doing the Do
Episode 2: Learning OutcomesScene 4: Pillars
Episode 3: Session StructureScene 1: Managing the Tension
Episode 3: Session StructureScene 2: Chunking
Episode 3: Session StructureScene 3: Story in the Structure
Episode 4: FormatsScene 1: Mix & Match
Episode 4: FormatsScene 2: Time & Energy
Episode 5: How do we know it's working?Scene 1: Address for Success
Episode 5: How do we know it's working?Scene 2: Creating an Assessment

Module 3: Content & Craft

In this module we’ll dive deeper into content, with a particular focus on how to transform ideas and resources into a wide range of interactive exercises and compelling content.

EpisodeScene
Episode 1: NarrativeScene 1: Weaving the Thread
Episode 1: NarrativeScene 2: Diamonds
Episode 1: NarrativeScene 3: Any Questions?
Episode 1: NarrativeScene 4: Energy Flash
Episode 2: ActivitiesScene 1: Purpose
Episode 2: ActivitiesScene 2: Inspiration/Information
Episode 2: ActivitiesScene 3: Recipes
Episode 2: ActivitiesScene 4: Pitfalls
Episode 2: ActivitiesScene 5: Multiplayer
Episode 3: PresentationsScene 1: Don't Start...
Episode 3: PresentationsScene 2: Words & Pictures
Episode 3: PresentationsScene 3: Flow & Finesse
Episode 3: PresentationsScene 4: Accessibility

Module 4: Facilitation & Performance

In this module we'll work on developing the skills to lead, guide and support a group, as well honing your own unique style of presentation, facilitation, and storytelling

EpisodeScene
Episode 1: Facilitation FundamentalsScene 1: The Name Game
Episode 1: Facilitation FundamentalsScene 2: Posture & Principles
Episode 1: Facilitation FundamentalsScene 3: Best Practices
Episode 2: Session DeliveryScene 1: Ahead of Time
Episode 2: Session DeliveryScene 2: Early Doors
Episode 2: Session DeliveryScene 3: In the Mix
Episode 2: Session DeliveryScene 4: Onwards
Episode 3: StorycraftingScene 1: Back to the Kitchen
Episode 3: StorycraftingScene 2: Moments
Episode 3: StorycraftingScene 3: Performance
Episode 4: Running the RoomScene 1: Cool Runnings
Episode 4: Running the RoomScene 2: What can (will) go wrong?
Episode 4: Running the RoomScene 3: Dealing with Difficult
Episode 4: Running the RoomScene 4: Co-Pilots

Your course host

This course is led by me, Howard Gray.

I'm an entrepreneur, educator, and coach based in NYC.

I've designed and facilitated education experiences spanning 1 hour workshops to long-form accelerator programs (and just about everything in between), and for audiences ranging from senior leaders at Fortune 100 companies to early stage entrepreneurs and 5 year old kids.

I'm a facilitator with leading international education companies Decoded and Hyper Island, a mentor at The New School and BUILD NYC, a member of the SXSW advisory board, and a certified professional coach for established professionals working in creative and digital fields.

Some of the companies I've worked with include Spotify, GE, IBM, Mastercard, Stella McCartney, NBC Universal, NYC.gov, and UBS, to name just a few.

I also host the ‘Tickets’ podcast, featuring guests from companies such as Airbnb, The New York Times, Sonar Festival and Duolingo, and am on an ongoing search for the perfect breakfast.


Pricing

Workshop Creator Course

Includes 4 modules + templates and resources


$125

need a payment plan?
the course is also available in 3 installments of $45

Full Course + Private 1:1 Coaching Session

includes 1:1 coaching session with Howard


$375

need a payment plan?
the course is also available in 3 installments of $135


Workshop Creator Live Program:
Scholarship Application


We believe learning is the ultimate unlock for people who want to make a difference.

We also believe learning should be fun, engaging - and accessible.

For the next edition of our Workshop Cohort, we are offering both full and part scholarships.


What you can win
A place in our next Workshop Creator cohort, where you'll get:
Full 4-module curriculumActionable templates24/7 discussion forumWeekly live sessionsAccess to Demo DayMembership of the Wavetable creator network
Who can apply
This scholarship is open to anyone and everyone, but we are giving priority to applicants fighting racial injustice and inequality, as well as those with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

We're operating on an honour system to provide opportunities to those who need it the most.


Apply now

Workshop Creator Live:
Join as a group


We believe learning is the ultimate unlock for people who want to make a difference.

For the next edition of our Workshop Cohort, we are running a special offer for groups.

Register 2 places in the workshops and we'll give you a third place free of charge. You can give it to a friend, a colleague, or donate it to someone who feel will benefit.

Just fill out the form below and we'll be in touch within 24 hours.


Workshop Creator:
July 2020 - Alumni Referral

Congratulations! We're delighted to welcome you to our next cohort with an alumni discount.

To complete your registration, just choose an edition of the program and hit the Reigster button.

Essentials

Everything you need to level up


Full 4-module curriculumActionable templates and resources24/7 discussion forum6x 90 minute live sessions6x office hours sessionExpert coaching supportAccess to Demo Day


Alumni Pricing

$495 $425

Plus

A deeper dive, with expert support


Everything included in the Essentials edition, plus:
A private 1:1 coaching session with a member of our founding team (value $500)Additional bonus resources and templatesMembership of the Wavetable creator network


Alumni Pricing

$695 $625

Workshop Creator:
July 2020 - Part Scholarship

Congratulations! We're delighted to welcome you to our next cohort on a part scholarship. To complete your registration, just hit the button below.


What you'll get
Full 4-module curriculumActionable templates24/7 discussion forumWeekly live sessionsAccess to Demo Day

Workshop Creator:
Live Program Samples

Here are a couple of content samples from the live program that took place in May 2020.

Module 1 - Episode 3, Scene 1 // Workshop Fundamentals

Module 2 - Episode 2, Scene 4 // Pillars