TEACHING AND HOSTING¶
Certified instructors are also encouraged to run workshops themselves. When organising a workshop, you have two options: a centrally-organised or self-organised workshop.
One way to understand the distinction between centrally-organised and self-organised workshops is who is responsible for certain key workshop components:
Centrally Organized Workshop
registration managed by The Carpentries Workshop Administration Team
instructor recruitment managed by The Carpentries Workshop Administration Team
registration managed by local organizer
instructor recruitment managed by local organizer
In both cases, the host site is expected to pay for instructor travel (if needed) and cover local costs. For a centrally organised workshop, there is a fee if the organiser is not already a Carpentries member.
Note that you are free to charge what you choose for a workshop; this is a perennial topic of discussion among the Carpentries community and there’s a good summary of points here: Carpentries Blog on Charging for Workshops.
In both cases (self- or centrally-organised), you can start the workshop process by completing the Carpentries workshop request form and then proceeding through the relevant checklists and list of tips below.
For centrally organised workshops, the Regional Coordinator will guide the host and instructor(s) on following through on all these steps. A global team of Regional Coordinators support workshop activity and community building in regions around the world. Read more about who they are and what they do.
For self organised workshops, the host and instructor are directly responsible for ensuring all the steps below are followed without support from the Regional Coordinator. If you are planning to self-organise a workshop, check out these Tips for Organising Your First Carpentries Workshop <https://carpentries.org/blog/2019/10/organising-workshops/>.
- Workshop Checklists
- Tips For Instructors
- Teaching Non-standard Carpentries Workshops
- Workshop Needs
- Handling Emergencies
- Learner Certificates