Critical friends

Critical Friends are a well-established feature of the Tool Fair. All those who will be selected to present their tool for learning in a workshop, will have the chance to be assigned a Critical Friend who can support and challenge them to do the best out of their tool.

Critical Friends have a coaching and mentoring role, in line with the themes of the Tool Fair and the process and rationale of the workshops’ sessions. The Critical Friend role includes contact with the presenter prior to their session, attendance at the session and a follow up conversation as soon as possible afterwards to ensure that even presenters have a positive learning experience at the Tool Fair.