After 20 years of putting on training seminars, I have run the
gamut when it comes to the frustrations associated with implementing
the procedures for facilitating these programs. As a working home
inspector who does the training as a sideline, these multiple
processes have taken up a tremendous amount of time, cutting into my
ability to perform my primary job. Those tasks, from pre-seminar
marketing; compiling attendance lists, printing out certificates,
setting up and retaining instructor information (and too many more
details to mention) took a giant bite out of my time. Then, the
day-of-seminar tasks, which included managing the sign-in process,
hosting the attendees, ensuring everyone was in their seats for each
class, making sure the sign-in and sign-out sheets were passed around
and everyone signed them, collecting checks, along with ensuring
everyone was paid up...the list goes on!
Finally, towards the end of the last class found me placing
certificates on a table and reminding students to "Make sure
you take your certificate", only to have a dozen or so sitting
on the table after everyone headed for home. Back to the office I
went, filling out envelopes for those who "forgot to take
them", putting postage on them and mailing them out. Only to
have the phone calls start 6 months later from attendees that
needed their certificate but not knowing which seminar they took or when.
In March 2020, I ran my first seminar using the YourCE system,
and even I was shocked at how smoothly everything fell into place at
this seminar; with many of the prior minutia falling into place in
the background of the software. Shortly thereafter, I was approached
by a similar school looking for information on how they too could
utilize this system. At that point, I thought "Why not
share this program with others dealing with the same frustrations?"
So, back to the drawing board we went and recreated the single-school
program I used in March into one that can be utilized by schools all
over the country.