|Item||Specification / Required Standard|
|Room size||36 square feet (4 square meters) per person|
|Room setup||Half rounds (may use square tables) seating 4 or 5 in each group|
|Room lighting||Fairly bright. 1200 ANSI lumens at each participant table. Lots of natural light is preferred.|
|Washrooms||Nearby and clean.|
|Safety Considerations||Fire and emergency exits clearly marked.|
|HVAC||Temperature maintained at between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius (depends on Season)|
|Training Materials||Provided by IAS independently or through the hosting organization|
|Screen||Projector screen provided by facility with screen as close to ceiling as possible|
|Projector||Projector with cabling to attach to computer. Minimum 2000 ANSI lumens output.|
Simultaneous Translation Facilities
|At least two translators, who have had one week to review the materials prior to the course, using a soundproof booth with appropriate ventilation and audio connections. A sound system that provides comfortable audio facilities to the participants. One cordless microphone for the facilitator and at least two wireless microphones for use by the participants.|
|Flip Charts||Normally one in each room with four coloured markers|
|Name Cards||Supplied by IAS Training|
|Catering (08:00)||Juice, coffee, tea service with muffins and fruit, local morning fare.|
|Catering (breaks)||Refresh of juice, coffee, tea service with fruit (morning) or cookies (afternoon)|
|Catering (lunch)||Working lunch. Soup, sandwich, and salad for Western venues. More traditional local fare in other venues.|
Showcasing IAS-Accredited Body Facilities for Training
IAS Training Program seeks training venues in the following cities around the world, providing the “Hosting” organizations with benefits from hosting IAS training to their local peers.
- New York, NY, USA
- Chicago, IL, USA
- Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Atlanta, GA, USA
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Dubai, UAE
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Doha, Kingdom of Qatar,
- Kingdom of Bahrain,
- Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Delhi, India
- Bangalore, India
- Mumbai, India
- Kolkata, India
Two participants from the hosting organization can participate in the training for free.
*At total of at least 15 participants must be registered for a hosting organization to gain this benefit.
Hosting organizations can showcase their facilities to training participants and it will be included in announcements for the hosted course.
IAS covers all catering costs.
How to identify a facility:
Submit your name and the name of your organisation to the IAS Training Manager, through firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted by IAS Training Staff and arrangements discussed to list your site as one of our “hosted” training sites.
What IAS Seeks in a training venue
IAS Training is delivered in accordance with the IAS Learning Model
In order to ensure adequate participant uptake of knowledge and demonstration of desired skills, IAS has established the following guidelines to be used in the creation of an appropriate learning environment. The training venue should be a room that allows the participants to concentrate on the discussions and materials. Groups of 4 or 5 should be separated by sufficient walking area for people to move safely and comfortably about the room. These groupings allow the participants to create their own teams, discuss issues in a manner where everyone on the team is heard, and establish small group consensus on the issues under discussion.
IAS Training does not consist of lectures. Large classroom settings and theatre seating only allow for lecturing – an approach not conducive to adult learning.
Instead, IAS Training consists of facilitated discussion where the participants learn from each other as much, if not more, than they learn from the training facilitator. Common experiences and shared knowledge form the basis of participant discussion that is the key to adult learning. It is for these reasons, that the following criteria have been established to create an environment where learning can take place.