One of the perils of training is on-site training. You will never know where you will be delivering the training, until you get there.
It makes me laugh sometimes, that bearing in mind the client has complete control, that they do not think "what would be the best location, that will be condusive for learning?"
Over the years I have been asked to train in a myriad of "training rooms", from the quirky to the ridiculous, where I have asked myself, "you must be joking? ", but ever the professional the show must go on.
One example that makes me laugh now, was to deliver a MS Project course to 6 delegates, in the back of an office that was an old war bunker. There was hardly any room to swing a cat, and it contained an over large table stacked high with various papers and folders, filing cabinets and a photocopier machine.
To say it was a tight squeeze would be an understatement! Somehow I managed to get 6 delegates with laptops, a flipchart and me in and deliver the course.
Luckily for me I was wearing a trouser suit so I could clamber over and crawl under the furniture with dignity!
The irony was that the training was being delivered in a university, surely there was a classroom empty somewhere on campus?
What has been your most quirky or ridiculous training room you have ever delivered training?