The DigiUP workshop was a live workshop for young female entrepreneurs willing to learn basic digital tools to make their work effective and fast. The event had 22 women in attendance and 4 men.
We learned the following tools:
3. Mail Merge
5. Google Forms
7. Google Calender
Our second facilitator Miss Esohe Igbinoba, a brand strategist took a session on storytelling and building an online business.
The overall experience taught me to keep an open mind always and be willing to learn new things. Even though I knew all the applications I was teaching, I learned a lot of new things during the workshop. This is the first time I took a digital workshop and I wasn't sure how it will go but it went really well.
We faced a little technical issue with the internet provider but as we progressed, we were able to fix it. This has taught me to have more than one internet option available.
The participants didn't all have their laptops and this made the practice difficult at the workshop. I have noted this to ensure we use a facility with computers next time or ask all participants to come with their computers.
The location was far for a lot of people and some opted out two days before because of the distance. This has taught me to find a central location for the next workshop or run the workshop in a community center if the next would be for women in a rural community.
The participants were fully involved and engaged completely during the workshop. This is because we did the Activity III on the trainers Manual. Our activty was slightly different as the participants stood up to share instead of writing. This helped them open up to each other and made the entire workshop interactive.
What I found a bit difficult in the workshop was the level of knowledge in the classroom, because some people had zero knowledge of the digital tools, they kept taking us back with questions. I learned that for the subsequent workshops, I should inform participants of the exact tools that we'll be treating to enable them familiarize themselves with the tools before the class. This way, learning and training becomes faster.