Your corporate training team has spent weeks preparing for a company-wide training event. The invitations have gone out, the presenters have been confirmed, the PowerPoint slides are ready to go. But is your training room equipped to handle what’s coming? If participants have to wait for the training to start while the presenter struggles with the technology, or they miss what is being shared because of low-quality AV, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your training material is. People will remember the impact of the bad tools more than the value of the good content.
So how do you make sure you have the right technology to make every training session a smooth-running success? Start by choosing these three tools for your corporate training rooms.
IMPORTANT TRAINING ROOM ASPECTS
An interactive display. Having the right kind—and right number—of displays ensures everyone can see the materials and learn from your training content. An interactive display has the added benefit of encouraging collaborative learning. Further enhance collaboration by adding video conferencing and content-sharing capabilities that support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
A professional audiovisual system. If training participants can’t see a presenter or hear what’s being said, they won’t learn. An enterprise-quality AV system is critical to your corporate training room design. A well-designed room equipped with beamforming microphone arrays will ensure participants can hear presenters no matter where they are in the room. Video conferencing hardware and software will help you accommodate and involve remote participants.
An intuitive control hub. It takes an average of 15 percent of a meeting’s total time, or nine minutes of a 60-minute meeting, just to get the video conferencing system and other room technology up and running. Participants might not walk out, but they will start to lose patience and interest. A touchscreen control panel lets you get your room ready and your technology running with the push of a button—all before participants have even found their seats.
WHY DO WE NEED A TRAINING ROOM ?
Space for employees to learn
When training employees in new information and technology, it is essential that they feel comfortable in their learning environment. The temperature must be manageable, the seats must be comfortable, and there must be space to move around. These are just some of the attributes that can be found with a designated corporate training center. There are multiple and diverse meeting rooms, conference halls, and various amenities that can be found at a corporate training center. All of these features and more are able to create a very comfortable space for employees to learn the training they need.
Utilize the right technology to train employees
Often, some companies or store locations do not receive their company’s updated technology until well after employees must be trained on it. This means that employees are only able to look at pictures of computer screens or machines, but they do not receive hands-on training. With a corporate training center, however, the computer and office technology is constantly updated to provide employees with firsthand access to the latest training technology. This a great benefit so employees will be better prepared when their store does receive the updated technology.
Place to focus on grow
Employees training on the job or at their current place of business are unlikely to pay as much attention to the material as they should. Their minds may be split between current training and helping a customer out on the workroom floor. By renting a training room facility, employees can better focus on the current training rather than becoming distracted with past and current work.