Training sessions are essential to the growth and development of any business. Whether you are on-boarding new employees, educating current ones on new practices, or collaborating with other people in your field, these sessions should be memorable and effective. The key to a great training session? Preparation, support, and the perfect space. Here are five tips for incorporating these themes into the perfect training session.
1. Set the Scene
The first (and arguably most important) step to kick-off your training session is finding the perfect space. First, you need a central location with parking options and proximity to public transportation. Second, look for a room in a professional environment with a front desk to welcome attendees. Third, you’ll want a state of the art space with the latest technology, a flexible layout and amenities.
2. Outline the Day
Schedules are essential for an effective day. Divide the material into clusters and take breaks in between. Create an outline to hand out to all attendees so everyone is on the same page. Also, structure your breaks so that people feel relaxed and refreshed. Go for a walk, stretch, play a game, or create conversation in pairs with a thought-provoking prompt. Anything is better than people sitting silently in a room scrolling on their phones while losing focus.
3. Be Supported
The support from client service coordinators is paramount in facilitating a flawless training session. Forgot to make a copy of the agenda? Can’t figure out the technology? The coordinators are here to help with any planning, prep, and day-of issues that may arise. Their job is to make your life easier!
4. Take It to the Next Level
You’ll want your training session to stand out. Pay attention to small details, such as creating a seating arrangement or personalizing training materials. For refreshments, think about supporting a local bakery or bringing in those sandwiches that everyone has seen on Instagram. Elevating typically mundane elements of the training will make it more memorable and fun.
5. Congratulate Yourself!
Now that you have steps 1-4 down, it is time to congratulate yourself on a successful training session! Not only have you put on a great event, but you’ve saved money, time, and energy by using a shared workspace instead of a hotel. Time, because your space came fully outfitted with everything you need. Energy, because client service coordinators were there to help every step of the way. And money, because of all-inclusive pricing and no hidden charges for amenities like coffee or Wifi.
If you are ready for an effective, engaging, and all-around great training session, chose AdvantEdge Workspaces. We provide the space, flexibility, support, and amenities that you need- for one all-inclusive price. Contact us today to see how we can help you create the perfect training session!