By Clare Babcock, Event and Facilities Manager at Training Umbrella
How often is it that you work in a different city or state than your coworkers? And how often do you have online, virtual trainings that somehow always go awry? Let me guess…. pretty often? And I’m shooting in the dark here, but I’d also bet that you don’t get as much out of the training as you would if it were, let’s say, in-person, right? We have clients come in all the time telling us the same things – that they can’t get their employees to stay engaged online like they used to when things were done in person.
After the pandemic, companies transitioned into the virtual world with little or no training on how to teach virtually. We had to work with each other and learn together on how to make it work. Now that our world has started to transition BACK to an in-person lifestyle, we are having clients reach out asking for help on how to get their groups back in person. This is where Training Umbrella comes in to save the day!
Success Story: A Large Insurance Company
One of our larger insurance clients recently reached out and said that they are DONE with virtual training. They want everything face-to-face and in person, but they have 30 people located across the United States. They want this team trained on the same software, at the same time and in person. So how do they make this work?
Answer – You fly everyone into the same city, book a slot of hotel rooms, schedule a shuttle service and reserve a meeting room at Training Umbrella!
But don’t worry, we are here to help you! We are more than happy to make those calls for you and get those things booked. We take pride in the fact that our clients are always surprised with how hands on we are. We want your class to succeed as much as you do, and fortunately our facility is located with at least six surrounding hotels that we have corporate discounts with, all within 5 minute drives of our facility.
For two weeks, we had a group of 30 people that would shuttle to and from their hotel to Training Umbrella each and every day. They had classes during the day, learning to work together as a team again. In the evenings, they would go to team building activities or group dinners together and strengthen their personal relationships as coworkers and friends. I personally could see these relationships blossom. I watched on the first day as strangers all introduced themselves to each other and played icebreaker games, then by the end of the training they were leaving as friends and family. Can you imagine anything better?
This might sound like a project to tackle… but we are here to help you every step of the way. We have been doing this for years and probably have answers to just about anything you can think of related to your potential in person training efforts. If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to know more, I would enjoy talking with you about what you are trying to accomplish in your company or organization. Just give us a call!