Understanding Workshop Types

Workshop Types help you to group workshops, so students can identify fast and easily which workshops from a wide selection to choose. 

Let us look at the example. You target two user groups - Engineers and Managers - and created two different workshops for them. It is no doubt you want to understand how these two types of workshops compare to each other: feedback, ratings, revenue, etc. You also want potential students to filter workshops, relevant only to them. In some cases, you may require two different accreditations for trainers to run both types of workshops. 

To handle this situation, use workshop types. When you add the types to Workshop Butler, trainers have to select one during the creation of workshops, automatically grouping licensed events. 

The type of workshop is available in:

  • Workshop Butler API and official website integration plugins, so the list of upcoming events can be filtered by workshop types
  • In various tables, charts and reports so you can compare the number of workshops, ratings, NPS, feedback and other parameters.
  • License types, allowing you to automatically give access to selected types based on the license type
  • Price group, allowing you to set different prices for different types of events

Besides these, the workshop types have some options to fine-tune the desired behaviour:

  • Use Free Events Are Not Allowed to prohibit trainers from creating free events of this type.
  • Use Minimum number of hours to make sure trainers cannot create workshops with a number of hours fewer than the given one. This option is only valid when you charge an hourly fee per workshop.
  • Use Max Chargeable Hours to limit the amount of invoice for a licensed event. This option is only valid when you charge an hourly fee per workshop
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