How to Organize Your Seminar

Here are six steps that make for a successful seminar—one whose topics, pace, and depth work for your group. 

  1. I will send you an organized outline of all the topics I am currently prepared to present.  If something you need is not on the list, we can discuss adding it.

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  2. You circulate this list among your colleagues, asking them to mark topics as being of high, medium, and low interest. 

  3. Based on this input and the seminar time you wish to commit (six hours a day for two days is the biological limit; nine hours over 1.5 days is optimal, but 12 hours over two days works for the hardiest groups), we choose a set of high- and medium-interest topics consistent with that time period.

  4. I will create a coherent agenda and schedule that organizes the chosen topics logically.

  5. My office will then create a rich, detailed course book, usually between 100 and 200 pages in length, containing the necessary materials.  We send that to you electronically ahead of time with instructions on how to print the document and create binders for the attendees. 

  6. You urge the attendees to study the course book in advance and send me questions that relate the material to your specific situations.  This strategy always works to connect my knowledge with your needs.


A seminar shaped by the audience is always more successful than a “canned” event.  Read more about my approach to a successful seminar.

Additionally, you can read about annual seminars held in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

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