Design and deliver online workshops that... work.

This high-energy, on-demand course includes everything you need to create and run an online workshop with poise and finesse.

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It's time to zoom past the status quo

Let's be honest. Moving things online isn't so easy.

How do you bring energy and engagement to an online workshop?
What are the best ways to liven up a class or course?
How do you develop activities that hit the mark online?
Which elements of the offline experience translate best, and why?


Workshop Creator is here to answer all these questions, and much, much more.

You'll get access to over 50 high-impact video lessons covering the 4 mindsets of workshop creation, plus a host of actionable resources and templates to use right away.

Workshop Creator is here for you to create workshops that... work.

Transform your ideas

Transform your skills and expertise into interactive content

Move from passive to active

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

Become an authority

Build your reputation and leverage your knowledge and expertise

WORKshop creator alumni work at companies like:

A place for every workshop flavor

No matter which flavor you favor, this program will help you bring your work to the next level.

inside the COURSE

4 Modules. 4 Mindsets.

Take a sneek peek...

Module 2 - Episode 2, Scene 4 // Pillars

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

What they say...

“My work as a college admissions essay writing instructor gets quite personal as I help high school students tell their stories. When transitioning to online workshops due to the pandemic, I set an intention to make my virtual sessions as open and honest as my in-person offerings. However, I was uncertain how to best put that goal into practice.

Participating in the Workshop Creator program gave me immediate, hands-on knowledge. I'd recommend this program to anyone looking to design a workshop or up their game as a facilitator.”

Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons
College Admissions Essay Writing Instructor
Summerfuel
Alumni: Workshop Creator Live - May/June 2020

“I've run hundreds of workshops and had the luck to collaborate with many world-class facilitators. I learned so much during the Workshop Creator sessions.

While taking the course I unexpectedly needed to design and deliver two new workshops. It was clear to me what I was learning had a direct, positive impact on the quality of workshops I ran.”

Zach Nies
Managing Director, Techstars Sustainability
Alumni: Workshop Creator Live - May/June 2020

“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
Alumni: Workshop Creator Live - May/June 2020
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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.

You'll also get over 20 resources and templates to help design and build your own workshop products.

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.

How we got to now
Scene 1: How we got to now
Scene 2: The Future of Learning
Scene 3: Surely some mistake?

Learning Styles
Scene 1: 4 Archetypes
Scene 2: Building Expertise

Workshop Fundamentals
Scene 1: Flavors
Scene 2: Elements
Scene 3: Ingredients

Learning Design
Scene 1: Navigating the Unknown
Scene 2: Patterns & Rhythms
Scene 3: Learning 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.

Design Thinking Essentials
Scene 1: Who's it for?
Scene 2: What's it for?

Learning Outcomes
Scene 1: What's in a name?
Scene 2: The Science Bit
Scene 3: Doing the Do
Scene 4: Pillars

Session Structure
Scene 1: Managing the Tension
Scene 2: Chunking
Scene 3: Story in the Structure

Formats & Activities
Scene 1: Mix & Match
Scene 2: Time & Energy

How do we know it's working?
Scene 1: Address for success
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.

Developing Narrative
Scene 1: Weaving the Thread
Scene 2: Diamonds
Scene 3: Any Questions?
Scene 4: Energy Flash

Developing Activities
Scene 1: Purpose
Scene 2: Inspiration / Information
Scene 3: Recipes
Scene 4: Pitfalls
Scene 5: Multiplayer

Presentation Development
Scene 1: Don't Start...
Scene 2: Words & Pictures
Scene 3: Flow & Finesse
Scene 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 as honing your own unique style of presentation, facilitation, and storytelling

Facilitation Fundamentals
Scene 1: The Name Game
Scene 2: Core Principles
Scene 3: Best Practices
Scene 4: Listen In...

Developing Activities
Scene 1: Ahead of Time
Scene 2: Kicking Off
Scene 3: Early Doors
Scene 4: In the Mix
Scene 5: Onwards

Storycrafting
Scene 1: Back to the Kitchen
Scene 2: Climbing the Peaks
Scene 3: Tips for the Top

Running the Room
Scene 1: Cool Runnings
Scene 2: What can (will) go wrong?
Scene 3: Dealing with Difficultly
Scene 4: Co-Pilots

Here's who you'll learn with...

Your host

This program 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.

What they say...

"Howard’s facilitation exemplifies 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 accelerator

'Always excellent at explaining and making things easily understandable‘
‘Incredibly supportive and knowledgeable’
‘Exceptional facilitator‘
‘great presentation skills and interpersonal skills’
‘Awesome! Dynamic and engaging’
‘Engaging, humorous, conducive to learning, helpful, personal, understanding’
‘GREAT! super helpful, friendly and responsive‘
‘Howard is really cool; easy and fun exercises. Very thought provoking‘
‘Howard is amazing! Humorous and helpful’
‘Fun, dynamic, hands-on, funny, great energy, and full of information’
“Extraordinary – one of the best teachers I’ve had in any environment”

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Workshop Creator Course
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everything you need to level up.
Full 4 module curriculum
More than 50 video lessons
Over 20 exercises, templates and resources
Pop culture references, bitesize scenes, and positive vibes
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