Last week I had a reminder of how good classroom training can be. Why do I need a reminder? Well, I’m a big fan of informal learning and knowledge sharing powered by social media tools and platforms (and am especially proud of my work on Elevenses at Reed Business Information).

Back to last week. I attended a seminar on self-employment awareness, which was a day aimed at helping delegates decide whether or not self-employment was right for them. The seminar was a part of my Penna outplacement program.

I won’t go into the content of the day but I did think the following elements made it a great success – and I came away with a reminder of why classroom-based sessions can work really well.