Booking a training date can be a little tricky, so here are some things I have found helpful to selecting a time that leads to a quality training event.
- Start planning at least two months in advance. My calendar stays pretty full, but 60 days is usually enough time to get a time on the calendar that can meet everyone's needs. (By the way, I am only available for travel ten days each month - total. That's a standard, not a guideline.) I do have associate trainers if I cannot meet your needs in a timely way.
- Avoid booking time close to a holiday. Travel and vacations are common problems.
- Avoid Mondays. It's tough to get everyone in first thing on Monday morning.
- Allow for my recuperation time. I must allow space in my schedule to rest and recover between training engagements. Also, take into consideration your own staff's schedule and projects to allow adequate time to wind down from a heavy workload. I usually like to allow 2 to 3 days to recover from previous engagements. This means that I typically do not book two consecutive weeks of training.