Training Workshops for MHV Members

There is a wide range of in-house training workshops being offered by members for members. Members can also create pages request training to see if there are any members with that skill willing to facilitate a workshop, or form a group to learn it together.

The initial purpose of the workshops is:

  1. to allow members to become familiar with the tools/equipment available at MHV, and
  2. to build-up the number of members who are competent to train/familiarise others in the use of them.

The Process for getting training workshops going on a regular and formalised basis is:

  1. Identify the topics and scope of training required by having members describe workshops they would like to attend or are willing to offer.
    1. create pages for workshops describing the topic and scope of training desired.
    2. announce new workshop pages as they are created on the mailing list, Facebook etc
    3. put up sign/s at the space.
    4. encourages members to review/edit the workshop pages and nominate which workshops they would like to attend and indicate their preferred days and times
    5. minimum number may depend on whether there are material costs involved and whether these are per attendee or fixed (five is a nice number for workshops learning about equipment)
    6. workshop attendees need to be members (agree to rules & code of conduct & sign up)
  2. When there are sufficient people likely to be available on particular day (date) and time the session can go ahead - update the page with the details for that session and announce it on the mailing list and facebook
  3. Having the space opened and setup for the training (and cleaned and tidied afterwards) and getting any needed extra tools or consumables will be the responsibility of the participants, *not the trainer*.
    1. Any food and beverage to supplied by the trainees - including for the trainer
      1. can be included in cost if the session is long enough to warrant a meal or food break
  4. One of the trainees will produce a brief report of the session and put it here on the Wiki for future reference
    1. this can then be used to improve or repeat the session
    2. it can also become the handout for future sessions and be part of the familiarisation kit / manual for each piece of equipment.
Suggestion: the scope of workshops should be limited to practical and hands-on application of the tools actually in the MHV workshop - or brought in for the purpose. They should not seek to cover large topics at the level of theory or principal. For example “3D printing” would be too broad - the topic should be something like “Setting up and using the MHV 3D Printer with a simple design file and basic software”. Participants should be encouraged/expected to have done any basic background reading they need before the workshop.

A template has been setup for you to fill in. It will automatically populate the edit box when you create a new page within the workshops namespace.

To add a new page, search for the page :workshops:my_new_page_name and then select the option to create the missing page on the search result page.

  • workshops/training.txt
  • Last modified: 2014/08/09 23:43
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