Monday, May 13, 2013

Training Proposal

Examining a training proposal to conduct a workshop in a relatively remote location. Travel time is a concern as well as sufficient rest. [The trainer needs enough time to be rested for the class.] I've never been on a lengthy business trip that was without expenses beyond the usual parameters so those calculations can be rough.

Business trips are filled with intangibles: What will be going on at home? Will the weather be difficult? How much of the transportation will be within your control? Is the hotel comfortable and well-run?

As an experienced road warrior, my rules are simple: Tie down the details. Don't cut things too closely. Give yourself some slack. Reduce fatigue. Foster a positive attitude. Check out the scenery. Pack lightly. Bring reading material. Roll with the punches.

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