A seminar provides a plateform for discussion in small group in which the result of original research/ advanced study is presented through oral or written reports. Generally , one person present a lead paper incorporating the finding followed by an in-depth discussion . The audiennce is knowledgeable and takes an active part . Doubts are clarified through specific question.
- The main purpose is to share knowledge and to get the viewpoints of equally well-informed person.
- It can be also organised for cross-fertilization of ideas.
The spectrum of participants , subject matter and activities in much wider than those of a seminar. the purpose is to confer with people having similar interests and also to pool their experiences and opinions .
The discussion usually results in a set of suggestion / recommendations on the central theme of conference.
- Theme of the conference , name of the sponcer , name of the organizers
- Note on the theme
- Plenary , Valedictory sessions – Names of Precident , Secretary, Names of rapporteurs; Venue, time, date, place of a small group discusssion
- Details of invited lectures – Name of the speaker , topic, time ,date and place
- Exihibitions – nature, timing, venue, and available audio-visual aids
- Reception, transport, board & lodging arrangements. Address of the conference secretary, delegate fee
Conducting a seminar / conference:
- Draw a detailed plan
- Seminar / conference Objective
- Lead Speaker/s
- Venue, date, time
- identifying a chairperson for each sesssion
- Write a letter / brochure to all concerned
- Make arrangement for board lodging , food, transport, etc.
- A successful workshop provides particippants with new skill , information and sense of accomplishment.
- An expert shares expertise through discussion, demonstration or activities in which the participants are involved.
- Less Talk More Action
Conducting a workshop:
- Define objective- teaching a skill/ delivering information / increasing a awareness etc
- Plan carefully – co-ordinate and organise
- Define scope
- Arrive early
- Welcome and introduction
- Create opportunities for interaction
- Allow regular breaks