Leader Reflection and Planning
With your co-leader, take some time after the workshop to evaluate the session and plan for the final session. Consider these questions:
- What parts of the workshop seemed to engage the most people? Why?
- When did we seem particularly effective as co-leaders? Why?
- How might we use similar techniques in future workshops?
- What were the most challenging aspects of leading this workshop?
- What can be done to address those challenges in future workshops?
- Did the participants seem to feel comfortable enough to talk about love? If not, how might we have helped them feel more comfortable?
- How can we best respond to differences of opinion within the group?
- Were issues brought up during the workshop that may need further comment at the next session?
- Is there any other unfinished business from this workshop's activities? If so, what is our plan for completing it?
- Were any couples missing from this workshop? Who will follow up with them?
Review and assign tasks for the next workshop, such as gathering materials and printing or photocopying handouts. Decide who will lead each section of the next workshop. Workshop 11 involves a celebration, which may require more time than usual, plus refreshments and decorations. An altar-making craft activity may also be part of the workshop. Be sure to have a plan in place.