May 8, 2019 / Staff Management

Get prepared for your summer workshop

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks

Your yearbook staff will get some much-needed time away from school for fun, rest and relaxation this summer. However, there will also be plenty of time to squeeze in prep for next year’s book.

Look into a summer workshop

A summer workshop is the best place to start laying that foundation. Taking some time to work on theme, cover and tech training now is worth it.

Want proof? Start by watching a replay of this webinar, Why Workshops Work: Secrets of a Successful Yearbook Staff. Walsworth’s Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and Mike Taylor, CJE, will outline for you why a summer workshop can be time well spent for your staff – a great chance to bond and get a jump-start on next year.

A trip to summer yearbook camp can also be important for all the creative ideas that will be generated. In many cases, those ideas will be mined for the rest of the school year.

Getting ready for workshop

Take note of the following, as your staff is getting ready for workshop:

  • First, if you haven’t registered for a workshop yet, it might not be too late! Go to our Workshop Central right now and search for a workshop in your area. You can search by state, month or Walsworth Yearbooks sales rep.
  • Meet as a staff before you leave and make a “Goals List” of what you want to accomplish at workshop, or what you want to leave with firm decisions on. This list can include theme, a cover design, ladder, marketing plan, templates, graphics, fonts, or anything else you want to work on.
  • Check your workshop’s website or brochure to see if there is a specific supply list of items you are required to bring. Also, be sure to check for any special events or outings at the workshop and bring the right attire. Pack wisely!

We want to hear about your summer workshop experiences! Let us know all about it at the Walsworth Yearbooks Facebook page, or on Twitter @yearbookforever.

Comments are closed.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.