I have always delighted in delivering on-site workshops, meaning workshops at a client’s location. I typically arrive the day before for set up. As I stroll through the front door, I greet the receptionist and take in all the photos, honors, and materials on display. I begin to visualize the culture of the organization.
I will finally meet the client, in person, as we have only spoken over the telephone. I am then escorted to the training room and my set-up begins. This is where I make the room come alive. The next day, as everyone arrives, I personally greet each participant. Then I sit back and observe the group dynamic. This is my favorite part. Within the first hour, I can tell what kind of team I am working with.
Over the years, I have witnessed an incredible amount of affection, support, and compassion among the participants. There is a level of trust that permeates in the room. Clearly, people thrive when they feel safe in their group.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had an increase in exclusive virtual workshops, meaning a virtual session for employees at the same organization. This makes perfect sense to me. Most of us are working from home, feeling somewhat isolated, unconnected, and disjointed. What an appropriate time to bring people together for training.
Obviously, I am not getting a tour of the office, setting up a room, or meeting anyone in person. However, I still get to witness my favorite part—positive group dynamics. I can still feel the connection, closeness, and caring amongst the team.
If you are thinking about booking an exclusive virtual workshop, here are three benefits to consider:
First, we speak with you, well in advance, to determine your expectations for the session and learn more about what the participants do in their job. This way we can customize the content and tailor it to meet your needs. We know that one size does not fit all, and our goal is to always exceed your expectations.
Second, as we discuss the content, we constantly tie it to your real world. Everyone on the team leaves speaking the same language, with a common goal to use their new skills immediately back on the job.
Finally, what a wonderful bonding experience for your group. Our programs are designed to promote team building through collaborative exercises and group discussions.
Customization, common goals, team building, and so much more! I hope to see you and your colleagues in one of our exclusive virtual workshops soon!