Training days can be just as stressful for you as they are for your employees and/or new recruits. After all, you have so much to organise and think about. You need to find the perfect venue. You need to ensure everything is planned effectively. You need to pick a convenient day for everybody. You also need to ensure that you plan the day effectively so that your employees learn and your time is spent wisely. Doesn’t exactly sound like a walk in the park, does it?
But, don’t worry, as all of this can be made easier for you via using two simple components. The first thing you need to do is find an online venue finder in order to hunt down the best meeting venues.
All you will need to do is enter your requirements and then hit the ‘search’ button. You can enter which date you wish to host your training day on, how many people you expect to be there, whereabouts in the UK you wish the event to be held, and how much you are willing to spend. You will then receive results applicable to you. This makes it much easier for you to make a decision.
So, what should you consider when seeking using such a tool?
Location is imperative. You can choose the most stunning venue in the world, but if it is difficult to get to then forget it! The venue you select needs to be in a location that is convenient for all your attendees. Make sure you consider public transport links too.
This relates to the earlier point about the venue being a representation of your company. You need to ensure the venue fits in with your corporate identity. Is this a place that is suited to your company, your meeting and those in attendance?
You need to determine how many people are going to be attending the meeting and then you need to find a venue that houses this capacity comfortably. The worst thing you can do is have your guests packed into a room like a tin of sardines!
Make a list of everything you are going to need for your meeting e.g. an internet connection, a projector, a whiteboard, stationary, a laptop, a printer etc. Most training courses online, like online FNP program solutions, outline each module, which will help you to figure out what facilities are required. Make sure the venue can provide this. The last thing you want to do is have the hassle of outsourcing projectors and other equipment.
Does the venue provide refreshments? It is always important to ensure you have water, tea, and coffee on hand. A few snacks wouldn’t go amiss either. If your meeting is a full day event then you will need to consider a meal or a buffet option too.
The venue may tick all of the boxes, but if it is not available on the date you need it, then you will have to move onto the next. You should also find out whether the venue owners are strict with regards to time.
And finally, does the venue fit into your budget? Don’t be afraid to enquire about discounts. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
In addition to this, another service which is highly recommended yet often overlooked is that of hiring an event company. There are companies who specifically deal with training staff. They will be able to ensure you get the most out of your day and that you use effective methods of training.
You can seek a company boasting experience in team building activities. They will be able to ensure that your productivity levels enhance by helping your employees to work better and more effectively together. This is highly beneficial, especially when used in conjunction with your own training methods. A healthy dosage of your own company training, as well as an outside event company training, is usually very successful.
If you follow these two basic steps then you will have no problem finding the best meeting venue for your training day, and putting on the best training for your employees.