When we hear the term “business seminar”, the first thoughts that generally come to mind are: a day of gastronomic, culinary or cultural discovery, an outing in the countryside with colleagues (castles, manor houses, farms, a stay in the mountains, etc.) and for the luckiest, a seminar abroad in nearby destinations or on the other side of the world.
But the company seminar is above all work sessions organised in an extra-professional setting to stimulate the productivity and creativity of employees. Companies can also organise corporate seminars to reward their employees or help them increase their skills.
A company seminar can be small or medium in size when it is held over one or more days and only involves a particular department (e.g. a management seminar with a small number of participants, i.e. the company’s senior management) or large when it is open to all employees.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMPANY SEMINARS AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR?
As we have just seen in the introduction, there are several types of company seminars. And as you can imagine, the purposes vary from one seminar to another. But in any case, you have to keep in mind that a company seminar is not wrongly organized through.
Dear executives and human resources managers, this corporate event meets several well-defined objectives. The main objectives being the creation of a team spirit (by strengthening the links that unite the living forces of a company), increasing the involvement of employees in the life of the company and the development of their motivations.
THE INTEGRATION SEMINAR
This corporate event aims to welcome new recruits in an informal and relaxed setting. The aim is to break down barriers and facilitate their integration into the team while introducing them to the company culture and its values.
As you know, the recruitment process does not end when the new employee signs his or her employment contract. The new employee still has the trial period to turn back the clock and thus nullify all your efforts to strengthen your team. In other words, the integration seminar
THE TRAINING SEMINAR
As its name suggests, the training seminar is designed to train your staff on new procedures or working methods in order to strengthen their capacities and skills. Of course, the training seminar is planned according to the needs of the company and must be followed up.
For if the training seminar does not bear the expected fruits, it is most certainly because there is a concern at the level of its organisation (it may be, for example, that the training seminar is not aimed at the right people). In any case, the training seminar plays an essential role in the performance of your company. And this should be included in your budget.
THE TEAM BUILDING SEMINAR
This managerial technique, which appeared, is an important part of your company’s life. And for good reason, it promotes the well-being of your employees. Whether you opt for a sports activity, a treasure hunt, a theatre workshop or even ballroom dancing classes, the purpose of the team building seminar goes far beyond the notion of letting off steam and having fun. After all, it’s not just a matter of bringing employees together in a happy and cheerful atmosphere.
This company event meets several objectives:
- Strengthen the cohesion within your team
- Passing on the corporate culture
- Improve communication between employees and managers
- Raising employee awareness of the company’s new challenges
- Stimulate their motivation
- Develop their creativity, productivity and efficiency
- Channelling stress to combat the risk of burn-out
THE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Managers, executives, project managers… are you having trouble motivating your troops and getting them more involved? This corporate seminar is for you!
Whether you are a newly promoted young manager or a senior manager, the management seminar will accompany you in your mission:
- training on the different managerial techniques
- helping to steer the actions necessary to achieve the company’s objectives
- helping you to take stock of your skills, which will help you improve in your field.
The company seminar is a privileged moment to meet and establish (or re-establish) contact with employees who do not necessarily have the opportunity to talk to each other on a daily basis. This corporate event is essential to the growth of your company.
And is an effective way to recoup your return on investment. But to do so, you need to organize a memorable corporate seminar. That means choosing pleasant locations that are completely different from the usual professional setting. Use competent facilitators and, of course, plan group activities.