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Training Room

Training rooms are far more than spaces where employees come to sit and learn - they are potent environments where employes meet, learn, share ideas, and collaborate. When developing a room to accommodate such a broad range of activities, it is usually challenging to determine which design aspect must prioritize.

The following considerations for good training room:

Get Physical

The ideal place to start when developing a space is by using the particular physical room itself. Can it be big enough? Is the HVAC sufficient? Will it allow compliance with ADA accessibility for wheelchairs, and extra space for guide dogs, equipment, and assistants? We recommend 15 17 square feet per participant, and at least 10-foot ceilings to allow visual aids. HVAC controls should be accessible inside the room and allow a minimum air velocity of twelve to fifteen feet per minute. The room must be designed to meet specific ADA guidelines, such as access doors, ramps, signage, and hardware.


The ideal rug can be located at the intersection of function and form. Look for low pile commercial carpeting with a design that will remain stylish until another renovation (approximately ten years) and won't highlight the inevitable coffee stains and muddy shoe prints. Low pile is perfect for improving acoustics and muffling noise from moving chairs and foot traffic.


Because the training room is flexible, lighting should be easily preprogrammed or perhaps dimmed, and designed for even illumination. Choose ambient light over direct downlight sources, as it eliminates glare on screen surfaces and fills in the shadows on faces so peoples look best on screen. Windows would be the very best background light sources, but make sure they've easily adjusted drapes or shades.


To deliver multiple lesson delivery options, the room should have it all: whiteboard, ceiling-mounted projector with remote, wireless microphone, speakers, DVD player, large-format screen, a podium, and laser pointer from which all this technology is very easily managed.

The fabulous design includes additional outlets in the floors, walls, and works surfaces to power this technology in addition to participants' laptops. An excellent design strategically places tables with flip-top outlet boxes directly over these power outlets. This can get rid of cords in the walkways and associated trip hazards.

While a great instructor can overcome any obstacle in a room 's setup, a flexible and well-designed training space helps them be their best.

  • breddann
  • Jul 28 2020