This week I have been sourcing venues for a series of Leadership programmes coming up over the next 12 months.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of the venue for a training programme. Much easier to inspire if you’re in an inspirational place. Much easier to be creative if you’re surrounded by creativity.
So whilst we are obviously aware of the basics:
- Technical Requirements
We also look for something a bit special:
- Spaces to inspire – either architecturally, through their history or their purpose
- Unusual spaces – creates anticipation in your delegates not just for the course but for the location. Glam Portacabin or a Yurt anyone?
- Spaces which help – there are a number of conference/training facilities run by Social Enterprises. Proceeds from the venues are used to help people and places and often many of the beneficiaries are involved in the running of the space.
We have found some terrific options this week, some we’ve used before, others which are new to us. I’m really excited about getting the programme up and running and introducing our clients to some seriously good venues – and some awesome coaching of course!