The last piece of work in my diary before lockdown was training. Sadly that course never managed to happen. Now, seven months have passed by and this week, finally, I have been back out and about doing what I love. Three days of face-to-face training.
This week I have been at Woodland Grange, a beautiful training centre in Warwickshire. I have been there a few times and when this opportunity came up, I didn’t need to be asked twice.
While for a few months, I have been back to visiting clients most weeks. Beyond that I have barely been out and about or left the house for much else. This has been my way of doing what I needed to do, to stay safe for me and for my clients.
Packing my bags and heading off was definitely a strange feeling. Our world is different, going back is not an option. Though nor is staying locked away and doing nothing.
I am delighted to say it has been a great week.
My delegates loved the course, they came from quality and HR backgrounds and were a great group. The conversation flowed.
All of the staff at Woodland Grange were amazing. A warm welcome greeted me and it went from there. They have everything set up brilliantly – one way systems, staggered meal times, masks in certain areas and lots of cleaning and sanitiser where it’s needed. Any concerns I could have had were immediately gone. The chefs even made me my favourite dessert – what’s not to love!
I am sharing this because it’s clear things aren’t what they used to be. We all have to keep working and training needs to happen. And it can! Whatever we need to do can take place safely and I am so thankful for that.
If you or your colleagues would like to get back to face to face training again let me know. I would love to work with you whether an in-house course or residential like this one. Whatever you are after there are ways to make it happen.
Hundred Acre – Everyone’s Safe Place