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.
Capturing & analysing results
PDFs of a presentation that leads you through using the software (in two parts).
To use the software, 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.
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.
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.
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 to check off the elements when the kit is packed.
The second sheet is a quick guide to using Ketso – giving a brief overview of key points.
Note: since spring 2019 we have shipped Ketso kits complete with these checklists.
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.
Library of workshop plans
Exercises and workshop plans for Ketso Mini & My Ketso
This word document has outlines for several different ways you can use the mini Ketso felts or the micro felts for small group workshops, coaching and mentoring exercises. These suggestions can easily be adapted. You can also modify the more detailed workshop plans shown below (designed for the full Ketso felts). We recommend that you read this How To on Preparing for a Workshop to help you adapt the exercises.
Ketso Seed: Explore & Plan
This workshop offers a tweak on the Explore & Plan seed, with two stages of thinking about future possibilities, the first focused on Climate Change Mitigation and the second on Adaptation. Alternatively, you could use the classic Explore and Plan sequence and focus on Mitigation and Adaptation in different workshops – depending on what you need to get out of the workshops, and how much time you have.
In addition, you can download slides used in Joanne’s University of Manchester teaching on climate change – offered here for re-use to inspire action to combat the Climate Emergency. These give a framework for tackling greenhouse gas emissions, and go through examples of how it can be applied to transport and housing.
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 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 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.
Ketso Seed: Review & Reflect
Ketso Seed: Feedback & Discuss
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.
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.