The registration process is probably the most important planning any given training. It’s also one of the most difficult parts.
With so many people and so many schedules all vying for attention at once, it can sometimes be too much for any one person to handle without the right techniques.
Planning good training is hard work, so here are a couple of our top tips for making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
No matter how many people you’re trying to schedule for any given training, it’s all too easy for registration to quickly become a giant headache for everyone involved.
Everybody has their own schedule, their own priorities, their own to-do list, and commitments. With so many people pulling in different directions, it’s often extremely difficult to work out a schedule that actually leaves everyone satisfied.
While sometimes it’s simply not possible to get everyone the precise timeslot they’d prefer, a user-friendly registration system can make this whole process a whole lot simpler. By upgrading to software with intuitive, personalized selection tools, you can help us all breathe a little easier.
If there’s one thing worse than a clunky registration process, it’s a faulty one. There are often a lot of people involved in trainings, and the absolute last thing you want is to find yourself with too many people registered for a single timeslot.
It’s a hassle, it’s annoying, and it makes you look bad.
With the right registration software, you’ll never have to worry about accidentally letting more people sign up for a time than you can feasibly manage. Don’t put yourself in that situation. Automatic quotas and waitlists are your friend.
Any time you’re dealing with a large group of people at once, it pays to automate as much of your communication as you can. This is especially important for trainings, with so many different people being slotted into so many different groups.
That’s why you really want your registration software to let you filter out people based on different criteria. Get everyone back on the same page by emailing each person the schedule they need. You can even set up automatic reminders to let people know when their timeslot is coming up.
Good software goes a long way to streamlining communication.
Automate your waitlist
In any given training, there are almost always a couple people left settling for some less-than-ideal timeslots. We do what we can to keep that from happening, but at the end of the day, that’s just the way it works.
That’s why, when someone drops out of a time that someone else had their eye on, you want to be on top of that ASAP. Don’t leave people with worse schedules than necessary. Invest in software that will run your waitlist for you, so you never even have to think about it.
Connect through your website
It’s the 21st century. People expect to find just about any information they could need on an organization’s website, and they expect everything on that website to work seamlessly on all of their devices.
That’s why, when you’re planning you’re next training, be sure to provide access to your registration forms through your website. Invest in strong, reliable registration software, embedded on your website, with your branding. It’s just the smart thing to do.
With these easy techniques, you’ll have your training under control in no time. Don’t waste your energy trying to do everything by hand. Invest in smarter planning solutions, and it all will fall into place.