The Benefits of Offsite Training

While many corporate trainings can easily be done at the office or online, they may be more effective when hosted in a neutral environment. On-site meetings often result in distractions – after all it is easy to leave the meeting room for a break and get side-tracked by colleagues also demanding your attention! Off-site meetings help the teams focus on learning materials when they are moved from their traditional work environment.

Additionally, off-site training sessions tend to be more personal and memorable to employees. Unconventional settings will allow your employees to feel a sense of excitement going into a daunting learning experience and may help to stimulate their creativity and critical thinking. Who wants their employees to be sneaking away to their desks throughout the day getting distracted and overwhelmed with tasks? Off-site meetings helps to minimize those distractions. Meeting outside of the office or your typical work environment will typically generate more productivity.

In addition to giving your employees a physical break from the office, with turnover rates continuing to grow with millennials, training off-site is proven to increase employee retention as well as satisfaction – invest in your employees and their careers. Employees are seeking growth potential and motivation. Holding trainings and meetings off-site also allows for increased opportunities for networking amongst colleagues. When you take an employee out of their comfort zone, their level of interaction may be enhanced. Boost your team’s morale by giving them the opportunity to bond with one another in a common, but neutral area.

Your office environment may not be the ideal training space that you are seeking. Time and location flexibility are key. Conducting your training at an off-site location provides you with the freedom to select the perfect venue appropriate for your meeting or training goals. Venues that offer corporate training space will often offer many essential tools such as WiFI, smart boards, microphones, flip charts and projection screens. Getting out of the office for a day or two can be a refreshing experience and offer employees an opportunity to expand from their daily routine.

Will you choose to host your next training session off-site? Experience Pittsburgh’s most innovative and unique full-service event venue, Sigmas Event Center. We are conveniently located only ten minutes north from downtown Pittsburgh and offer a retreat-like, distraction-free, private environment to facilitate productivity for business meetings, training sessions, networking events, team-building activities, and workshops. For more information, check out our website at www.sigmaseventcenter.com or give us a call at 412-821-2530.

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