What does a typical workshop look like?

Workshops usually run for two consecutive days, starting at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning and running to 4:30 or 5:00 each day with breaks for coffee and lunch. A typical workshop has 40 learners, 2 instructors, and 2-3 helpers wandering the room answering questions during practical sessions. (These helpers are often alumni of previous workshops who are hoping to become instructors themselves.)

Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to apply what they are learning to their own research problems during, between, and after sessions.