This was a good day. Decision made. I'm getting back in the open seminars biz after having spent years of almost exclusively conducting in-house sessions.
Conducting workshops is both exhilarating and exhausting. My favorite part has always been the interactions with class members as we've explored ideas and approaches. I recall a group from one company in the Midwest that returned to the same class two years in a row because, as they put it, "Even though we were here before, we knew we'd get something new."
They were right. The process, if done properly, should be a mutual learning experience. When you are teaching management workshops, hearing what people in the front lines are encountering is essential.
As I said, a good day. Look for me at an airport near you.