Motiva Training - Edgar Ned Gravel ISO 17025 Expert

MOTIVA Training is delivered in accordance with the MOTIVA Learning Model

In order to ensure adequate participant uptake of knowledge and demonstration of desired skills, MOTIVA 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 particpants 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.  

MOTIVA Training does not consist of lectures. Large classroom settings and theatre seating do not allow for facilitated discussion - only for lecturing - an approach not conducive to adult learning.   

Instead, MOTIVA 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.

Item Specification / Required Standard
Room size 36 square feet 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 MOTIVA independantly 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
(where required)
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 hosting organization
Catering (08:00) Juice, coffee, tea service with muffins and fruit
Catering (breaks) Refresh of juice, coffee, tea service with fruit (morning) or cookies (afternoon)
Catering (lunch) Working lunch (soup, sandwich, salad)