As a trainer, like many others, I travel round the country laden with posters, props, toys and other paraphernalia, trying to create positive learning environments from windowless basements, cramped boardrooms that double as storerooms, corporate bland hotel rooms, or cold, sterile rooms packed full of technology. It amazes me that so many organisations have so little awareness of the impact of the environment on learning, using training venues that in many cases actually inhibit learning.
Last week I celebrated the fact that its 5 years since I left my “proper job” to set up Saltbox by inviting those who have supported me over the last 5 years, whether as customers, colleagues, collaborators or friends, to a “bit of a do” at the Salthouse, and we had a wonderful day.
Reflecting now on the event now it strikes me that that there are some really good reasons to mark such an anniversary with some kind of celebration:
Nicki Davey, Director of Saltbox Training & Events -