I was hosting a networking and learning meet up of facilitators yesterday. We were running behind time - mostly because there was so much people wanted to say when debriefing previous exercises. So my challenge was to find a way to debrief it that didn't take too much time.
Any fool can design a workshop. What really tests you is having to redesign it part-way through.
You’ve done a great plan, and prepared your materials. You know how you’d like the space laid out, and your workshop will take the group on a journey towards a convergent, satisfying conclusion.
And then it all goes horribly wrong. Nasty surprises throw your plans into disarray. You need to redesign and you need to do it NOW!