At the beginning of a workshop, a regular habit is to ask participants about the reasons they had to join a workshop and the goals they’ve set for themselves.
There are two reasons to ask these questions.
The first is to be able to adjust the workshop to the goals and expectations participants have whenever it is possible and suits the goal established for the workshop.
The second reason is to remind participants that a workshop is also cooperation. That the training is there to serve them and can best serve them once they know what they are there for.
It’s challenging for participants as they often join a workshop with the idea to use what comes, to be open and learn what is available. Approaching a workshop like this is confusing having an intention or goal with how to reach it.