It has been some time since (28 months if I count right) since ACEware has traveled on-location to provide private training, and we know that there has been significant turnover in programs during these months. We’ve seen new directors, keepers of the flame, and staff. This turnover naturally leads to the need for private, customized training. With the increase of requests for private training, it is time to reintroduce this ACEware service! Here are the FAQ’s we receive about private training:
What is private training? It is a two to three day, 6-7 hours per day, training customized to the needs of your team. A recommended day is 8:30 – 4:30 with an hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.
Whether meals are provided to your team is up to you.
What is needed on-site for the training? A conference room (for small groups of 10-12) or computer lab for larger groups.
Each trainee needs their own computer and access to the internet. Our trainer or your designated representative will need the ability to download a Student Manager demo to each PC/laptop prior to the training.
Our trainer needs a data projector, screen, and laser pointer. They will bring their own laptop. The trainer will need access to the training location the night prior to training OR an hour before training begins to do any final preparations.
How many can attend? With a single trainer, we recommend capping the attendees to 20. If your group is larger than that, we can talk options, but may recommend a second person to help with the training.
How is the agenda set? It is set by the needs of your unit. We do consult with you and your assigned technician and send a survey to discover what is known or what should be known by your team. Then, together with your technician/trainer, an agenda for those two days is established.
What is the investment for the training? $2,500 plus expenses for two days. Expenses include travel, lodging, and per diem. Sometimes a rental car and gas are required. This is location specific, of course.
Each additional day of training is $1,000 per day.
The trainer arrives the evening prior to the scheduled training, and depending on flights available, may need to depart the day after training ends. So, budgeting for 3-4 nights is recommended. If you plan to offer meals, you will want to budget for that.
Is private training only available on site? No. If you need private training in virtual format, we can accommodate that as well. In these cases, we recommend two hours of training in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. We will work out these details with you.
How do we get started? When you are ready to schedule private training for your next in-service or staff retreat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get the ball rolling for you!
Contributed by Sharon