Over the years our clients have told us that it is more productive, less expensive, and less disruptive to fly the trainer out instead of flying the entire team to a training facility. As a result, we only do the Peering Workshops on-site.
Assuming that you
The cost of the Peering Workshop depends on whether it is delivered in California or on-site using your meeting room, A/V systems, food services as shown in the tables below.
|San Francisco Facilitator||Estimated Cost to fly 10 staff (business class from Europe to San Francisco)||Hotel (3 nights) for 10 staff||Meals while away from home||Meeting Room||Total Cost for Peering Workshop in San Francisco|
As you can see in the table below, it ends up being less expensive to fly the facilitator to your locations and run the workshop on-site. The cost savings is primarily from the reduction in air fare and hotel expenses.
|Facilitator (all inclusive)||Flights for facilitator (business class from San Francisco)||Hotel (4 nights) for facilitator||Meals while away from home||Meeting Room||Total Cost for on-site workshop|
|$30,000||included||included||N/A||using your on-site facilities||$30,000|
The case is even stronger if you add in the cost of lost productivity of 24 hours of travel time for 10 staff at $100/hr * 24 * 10 = $24,000 . Your mileage may vary, but the point is, traveling costs your business real money. Since the team does not need to travel for an on-site Peering Workshop, there is no loss in productivity due to travel.
As a result, our clients tell us that it is more cost effective to fly a facilitator out than to an entire team in to San Francisco, most of the peering workshops have been done on-site.
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