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Planning the Training: Day of the Training


  • If the training room is not easy to find, post signs indicating the location.
  • Make sure there are enough chairs, handouts and a name tag for every participant and any unanticipated attendees.
  • Make sure the ventilation and the temperature of the room is comfortable.
  • Have a registration table where participants can sign in and pick up handouts.
  • Post Back to Sleep campaign and other sleep safety/risk reduction posters in the training room.
  • Check to make sure that the equipment you need is there and working smoothly.
  • Test all equipment.
    • Make sure that the LCD projections, overhead projections or flip chart can be seen from all vantage points in the room.
  • Perform a last-minute check of all training materials and handouts.
  • Confirm set-up of refreshments for breaks, if applicable.
  • Place any miscellaneous items you might need within easy reach, such as a pen, note pad, videotape, watch, glass of water or tissue.