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Skills-Building Workshop Guidelines

Skills-Building Workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to develop new and strengthen existing skills in particular SBCC areas including, but not limited to, research, communication channels, advocacy, program planning, program design, program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, theories and approaches.

Submitters are encouraged to think creatively about workshop formats that are structured to ensure maximum opportunity for audience engagement, interactivity and learning. Rather than using a didactic teaching approach, facilitators should consider highly interactive learning approaches such as experiential learning, group work, and others.

To view when your abstract has been assigned, please review the program.

Room Equipment

A laptop connected to a projector with wireless and audio capability will be available in each meeting room. Please upload your presentation to your online profile (per abstract) on the SBCC Summit website in advance.When you arrive at your session, you will be able to open your presentation from the website on the laptop in the room. You should also bring your presentation materials on a flash drive with any slides or audiovisual files prior to the start of the session, as a backup.

You are responsible for ensuring your presentation materials are available in your assigned room. Please note that flip charts, markers, tape and post-its will be provided.

Timing and Structure

Skills Building sessions have been allotted 120 minutes to complete the workshops. You may program that time as you wish according to the instructional needs and objectives of the workshop.

Tips for Planning your Workshop

  • Make sure your session has clear learning objectives and outcomes and—ideally—a way for participants to know if they have achieved them
  • Ensure that facilitators are knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter of your workshop
  • Balance your workshop with a combination of conceptualization and practice, large and small group work, and presentations (e.g., reporting back or sharing achievements) from participants
  • Consider using handouts and worksheets that can enhance or streamline learning during the sessions

Tips for During the Workshop

  • Arrive at your venue at least 15 minutes before the session to ensure all presentations and audiovisual arrangements are properly set up and that facilitators are present and ready
  • Bring any printed handouts and worksheets with you to the session
  • Make sure you have time at the beginning for introductions (particularly of the facilitators but also of participants if the group is small enough) and any necessary housekeeping details
  • Review the rules of etiquette you expect from the participants to ensure your workshop runs smoothly
  • Begin by reviewing the agenda and clearly state the learning objectives and outcomes of the workshop
  • During group or plenary discussions encourage participation by asking thought-provoking questions; provide opportunity for everyone to participate
  • Ensure the discussions are not off-topic and stay focused on the workshop objectives


December 1: Your final presentation should be uploaded to your profile (per abstract) no later than 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 1. Instructions on how to upload can be found here. 

For more information regarding Skills-Building Presentation Guidelines please email info@sbccsummit.org.