A LinkMotility Workshop can introduce a new concept, spurring participants to investigate it further on their own, or can demonstrate and encourage the practice of actual methods. It is a great way to teach hands-on skills because it offers participants a chance to try out new methods and fail in a safe situation. Failure is often the best teacher, and failure in this instance doesn’t carry a cost. At the same time, feedback, from both the presenter and peers in the group, helps a participant understand what she can do to avoid failure in a real situation.
The LinkMotility workshops are generally small, usually from 10 to 25 participants, allowing everyone some personal attention and the chance to be heard.
The concept is designed for members who are working in the same field, or share a common interest. All workshops are conducted by professionals who have real experience and are highly educated in the subject, and are often participatory, i.e., participants are active, both in that they influence the direction of the workshop and also in that they have a chance to practice the techniques, skills, etc. that are under discussion. All workshop events are informal; there is a good deal of discussion in addition to participation, rather than just a teacher presenting material to be absorbed by attentive students. The sessions are time limited, often to a single day, although some may involve multiple workshop-days over a period of time (e.g. once a week for four weeks, or two full-day sessions over a weekend).