Free downloads & resources

As part of our social mission we have developed a series of free, open-source resources to support you in running effective workshop. You can download and adapt these resources to suit your needs.

These resources help you capture and analyse the results of a Ketso workshop as well as to prepare for a workshop, including slides you can use to introduce the kit. There is a library of workshop plans you can download and adapt to suit your needs.

We recommend that you review the How To guides on Preparing for & Facilitating a Ketso workshop to make the most of these resources.

Capturing & analysing results

Guidance on using the software

These two bespoke tools enable capture & analysis of Ketso data using excel.

You need to enable macros. It only works on a Mac if you are using the Parallels Windows operating system.

We recommend that you enter all of the felts from any one workshop / series of workshops with the same topic in the same spreadsheet, so you can  sort and analyse the results from across the felts.

PDFs of a presentation that leads you through using the software (in two parts).

Tool for simple capture of results

The Word Template does not allow for much analysis, but offers a quick way to capture a few key points.

We recommend you use the excel spreadsheet for most purposes instead of this template as it offers more capacity for analysing the spreadsheets and seeing the structure of the Ketso workspace.

Workshop preparation

Use this template for planning your own workshop (examples or workshop plans shown below).

This template uses the BASICS framework we have developed to cover they key aspects of planning a workshop, learn more about planning a workshop & watch the a video that introduces this framework in this How To.

The introductory slide show contains key messages for introducing Ketso.

Alternatively, you can download the PowerPoint presentations to introduce each of the workshop plans in the library below (the same slides, just adapted ready for that workshop plan).

There is a set of slides slide with images of Ketso in use in different contexts. You can select appropriate image/s from these to add to your introductory slide show, in order to demonstrate to your participants that Ketso has been used in context similar to theirs. This helps build credibility for the toolkit.

There is also a slide that simply has a blank template for filling in your own branches and leaf meanings.

To date we have translations of the introductory slides into Spanish and French.

We would be delighted to post more translations, if anyone has translated the slides, please share them with us!

You can download and print this one page leaflet to introduce Ketso. Alternatively, if you have a large event and would like to give out flyers about Ketso, please contact us.

Use this checklist to help you prepare for a workshop.

It includes practical details such as issues to consider with the venue and what to take to the workshop.

You can print these checklists of kit contents to help you check your kit is ready for use. These are especially useful if you have more than one kit, or if you lend kits out to others – so they have a checklist of what should be in the kit before they return it to you. You may wish to laminate these checklists, so you can use the Ketso pens on them.

Note: since spring 2019 we have shipped Ketso kits complete with these checklists.

Library of workshop plans

Ketso Seed: Explore & Plan

This workshop plan helps partners developing integrated health and social care approaches to forge new ways of working together.

This workshop can be used in an organisation to explore how to improve staff wellbeing (and enhance staff engagement), or can be used to explore ways to enhance wellbeing in a particular group (such as an ageing population), sector or area. The branches below are the New Economics Foundation’s Five Ways to Wellbeing.

There is an alternative set of branches in the slideshow, which may be more useful if you are doing a workshop looking at how different public sector agencies can work together to enhance wellbeing in an area (you need to choose one!).

This workshop is useful for forward planning at any stage in a business. For the start of a new enterprise, replace the question ‘What is working?’ with ‘What resources do we have?’.

This workshop can also be used as an exercise in enterprise skills training, possibly following the workshop – Develop an idea for enterprise.

This workshop focuses on growing a business.

This workshop gives a general pattern for developing a project idea. The branches below offer a good starting point for thinking about any project, and can be adapted to suit your context.

This workshop offers a tweak on the Explore & Plan seed, with two stages of thinking about future possibilities, focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The branches below have a landscape / neighbourhood focus (and came from the founder of Ketso, Joanne’s PhD). They can be tweaked for a business / organisation.

This is useful for neighbourhood planning or developing new ideas for landscapes and spaces with community members and stakeholders. The branches are the same as for the Planning for Sustainability workshop, and came from the founder of Ketso, Joanne’s PhD into river basin planning.

A workshop for planning for emergencies and how to cope with them (example of coping with snow and ice in a community).

This workshop is designed to help a group plan an event.

Ketso Seed: Review & Reflect

This workshop can form a session for an away-day, or form part of an annual review.

If a review is carried out at the end of a project or programme, the branches might be the objectives of the project, or you could adapt the generic project planning branches below.

Ketso Seed: Feedback & Discuss

Explore the positives and negatives of different careers options.

This workshop plan on developing a new product or service idea for an enterprise offers a slight variation on the Feedback & Discuss seed, with several stages of creative thinking to develop ideas.

The way this has been written is as a practical exercise in enterprise skills training, but this can be adapted for a team developing a new product idea or service.

This workshop can be used to inform neighbourhood planning and landscape character assessments. The branches can be added to and adapted to suit the local context. The centrepiece would include the actual place.

Ketso Seed: Learn – Beginnings

This workshop helps student explore what they already know about a topic for the start of a course. Branches can be the themes of the course, such as in the example below.

Ketso Seed: Learn – Review

This workshop can be used to review learning at the end of the course. Branches can be the intended learning outcomes or more general themes.

More workshops for universities

This workshop asks students to think through common mistakes in academic assignments and how to avoid them, and goes through key issues of malpractice.
It works for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is especially useful for international students and students returning to study after a break.

The learning resources (and criteria for assessment) given are for the University of Manchester (as used by Joanne in her teaching) but can be adapted to suit your institution.

This workshop takes students through the process of structuring a university level essay, working on a current assignment topic. Ideally students will be sitting at tables with common essay titles that they are working on.

They include Joanne’s top hints for writing essays – which can be adapted to suit you purposes.

This workshop is useful at the start of a degree, to help students think through how to make the most of their time at university and think about their expectations (plus meet fellow students). It helps students think through what is expected of them, and what they can expect from the university.

It works best in the first few weeks in the first year.

Students develop their ideas for their dissertations, each working on their own project ideas, but sharing their ideas with the whole group.

Also useful for research teams to develop their early research thinking / come up with new proposals.

More workshop plans

A workshop to create a detailed action plan (follow on to session to develop ideas).

Planning stakeholder engagement in projects, thinking through who to engage with and why.

We aim to build and improve this set of resources over time, in particular our library of workshop plans. Please let us know if you try out a new way of using Ketso or of any improvements to these tools, so we can share them with the Ketso community.