21 Tip Checklist – Training Room/ Venue Basics

Basic Requirements of a Training Room/ Venue

Often I get asked by new trainers what are the basics I need from a training venue. So here is my 21 point checklist of the basics (in no particular order)…

  1. Access to public transport
  2. Additional stationery if required, eg paper, pens, highlighters etc
  3. Air-conditioning/ fans/ heating that’s easily adjustable
  4. Catering – appropriate provision of refreshments/ lunch
  5. Cloakroom /Space for participants’ belongings
  6. Flexibility with room layout  with plenty of space to move around for games and activities
  7. Good acoustics and sound proofing
  8. Good room lighting with plenty of sunlight with blinds to block out if required
  9. Inclusive data projector, flip-charts (smart-board would be good!) & audio system
  10. Location – easy to find on a map, convenient location – with accurate satnav details
  11. Participant breakout spaces – inside and outside space with seats – a place where the trainer & participants can escape to real air during the breaks
  12. Parking, easy to find, close to venue and plenty of it
  13. Photocopying/printing/ email on demand from USB
  14. Plenty of power points (in the right places for trainer and participants without trailing cables!)
  15. Storeroom/ secure space for training resources and equipment
  16. Tables/ desks (for participants if necessary)
  17. Tea/coffee/water facilities available anytime 
  18. Wall mounted clock visible by the trainer
  19. Wall space for hanging flip charts (and suitable magnets/ rail or blutack/ tape)
  20. Wireless and Internet access
  21. Fully disabled accessible, with induction loop facilities

Also see The Perfect Training Room

Have I missed anything from this list? What would you want available for your training, workshop or seminar?




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