These are education opportunities where a specific topic is discussed with a small number (10 or fewer) of participants. These tend to have a general question proposed by the educator and have prepared participants come with ideas, questions, and tales from their own experience.
Examples of the topics are: moral literacy raising exercises, case study like examination of morally charged events, new (apparently unethical) demands are being made from outside the group, an in-depth exploration of some aspect of the code of ethics that is problematic to the group.
Workshops typically last for about 3-4 hours. Frequently one workshop leads to requests for another.
An important constraint.
The group needs to be as homogenous as possible from a power or authority point of view.
No bosses are allowed!
Rarely, this can be violated where it is clear that the authority figure has a working relationship where their power comes from the group. This happens most frequently in community groups where someone is elected (from within the group) to be the spokesperson for the group. They are given tasks that need to be done on behalf of the group.
This group has the appearance of an authority figure but really is a collection of equals with a spokesperson. Sometimes the spokesperson forgets this!