Are you looking specifically for training on site or in person? Here’s what you need to know.
Special information related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. I have suspended all on-site training indefinitely while the global community looks for ways to make travel approximately as safe as it was before 2020. By the time you read this, some exceptions might be possible, but mostly only for clients within parts of Atlantic Canada.
Now is your chance to explore other training options! I have been adapting my on-site training to meet the needs of new clients and they have reported that they prefer many aspects of remote training to conventional on-site courses. Most commonly, they get more value from spreading the training out over time, so that participants have the chance to apply what they learn before being exposed to yet more ideas. They ask more questions, more-significant questions, and generally feel more confident to put into practice what they learn. They don’t burn out by day 3 and stop listening.
If you’d like to explore how to adapt one of my courses to meet your needs, then let’s talk about that. It requires a bit more coordination, but it avoids costly travel expenses, it fits our respective schedules better, and it delivers more value both right away and in the long run.
I’m Just Trying to Book Training For My Team
If you don’t book on-site training as a full-time job, then you probably already have a course in mind and need to take the next steps. It typically goes like this.
- You answer some questions about what you need.
- I contact you to clarify your needs and to work with you towards a proposal.
- You obtain approval on the proposal. (Maybe you approve it yourself!)
- We schedule the course.
If you don’t already have a course in mind, then browse the course catalog. You always have the option of customizing your course or even proposing something different. I’ve combined existing courses for clients as well as designed entirely new courses for them on demand. Most things are possible.
I’m a Training Coordinator
If you book training as a full-time job, then typically you want to do one of these:
- Book a specific course for a specific group of people. We need to agree on the schedule, price, and other details. If this is your situation, then please follow the steps above.
- Offer one or more of my courses as a kind of “internal public course” to employees from across the company. We need to agree on price and proposed schedule in advance, then negotiate the fine details later. If this is your situation, then please follow the steps above, but tell me more about your needs in the “comments” section.
Even Greater Value!
I offer online, self-study courses for the fundamental concepts that I teach. Clients have begun combining self-study courses to learn the basics with on-site workshops months later in order to explore more complicated trade-offs and deal more directly with their specific context. Some clients combine self-study training with remote working sessions, giving them maximum flexibility.
Starting with an online course means you can start right now, instead of waiting for when I’m free to visit your office. You can also invest less money up front in your training. Some clients book remote question-and-answer sessions me with me to help them get started applying what they’ve learned. Months later, if they reach the limit of what they can learn on their own, they arrange an on-site workshop with me that goes beyond the basics and is customized for their context.
Some clients need the certainty of on-site training, so that participants actually make time to show up and do the work, but if you believe that you could start effectively with online training, you’d almost certainly get significantly more value from your training budget. If you’re unsure, then ask me and I’ll help you figure it all out.