Ask most delegates whether they’re looking forward to a training day and you might be met with a groan. At Beachside Nelson, our venue is often used for training days. So, as you can imagine, we’ve picked up a few tips on how to run them well.
In this week’s blog article, we thought we’d share our top training day tips so that you get big hands up at your next training event!
Top tips for your Training Day in Nelson:
Set the Stage:
If you’re holding a training day, in Nelson or beyond, it’s essential to set the stage. Let your delegates know how you are qualified to teach them. How you’re going to help make their job easier. And finally, what to expect from the day.
Curiosity Encouraged the Cat:
Pique your delegate’s curiosity, and they will be more likely to engage with your training day. Research shows that highlighting gaps in your delegate’s knowledge will kick-start their curiosity. So, it’s always a good idea to hold a short fun-quiz at the start of your session.
Food for Thought:
Never underestimate the importance of feeding your delegates. More importantly, feed then well. The foods you offer can either energise and enthuse your delegates. Or, send them into a post-lunch sleepy slump. At Beachside Nelson we offer super fresh ‘brain-enhancing’ morsels! Carol Shirley who runs our venue has been at the forefront of the Nelson hospitality business for many years, food is her passion, and she knows the importance it plays in making your training sessions a success.
Active Bodies – Active Brains:
Our Nelson training day venue is set in a fabulous location. We have plenty of on-site parking for your guests who are arriving by car. We’re also just a five-minute drive from Nelson Airport and ten minutes by car from the city centre. But, most importantly, we are just a stone’s throw from beautiful Tahunanui beach. Adding some activities into your training day to break up the schedule is a great way to hold the attention of your delegates. The beach makes for a fabulous change in scenery throughout your day.
If you’re looking for the perfect venue to hold your Nelson training day, we can help! Contact us to book your dates.