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Difference between Training, Seminar, and Workshop


Training is the act of providing information and instruction to someone. It is the act of teaching and or developing skills, knowledge, etc. in a student. The purpose of training is to improve one’s capability, capacity, productivity and performance.

In corporate practicality, training refers to the act or training a recruit so that he or she may effectively be able to do their job. This means providing them will all the relevant information, skills, and resources to do their job.



workshops are events in which the instruction can be handed out. Workshop’s are corporate events where this knowledge, skills and information can be shared and given. Workshops can even be used to provide additional information to established employees so that they may develop new skills and incorporate new information in their jobs, which many lead to increased productivity. Workshops can last from a couple of hours to perhaps a few days. However, the workshops are actually just one part of an effective training plan.

Workshops have small audiences, or are broken up into smaller groups, because of the hands-on activities that are a part of learning in the workshop experience. Workshops may have several different activities that the attendees can choose.



A seminar has a structure that is more like a lecture or classroom style of learning. In this respect, the lecturer, speaker or instructor gives a speech or shares information with the audience, similar to how a teacher lectures a classroom full of children. Seminars tend to have much larger audiences because it simply consists of an expert sharing information with the audience on a specific topic.

A seminar format may only have the main lecture and there is no further follow-up activities or ways for the attendees to apply the knowledge they have learned during the seminar. Seminars tend to have a one-way street of communication.

The Distinctive Difference of Trainer, Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Facilitator


Someone who transfers knowledge with specific topic through direct interaction with the participant.


Someone who transfers knowledge with specific topic through indirect interaction with the participant.


Someone who transfers knowledge with general topic through direct interaction with the participant.


Someone who transfers knowledge with general topic through indirect interaction with the participant.


Someone who has the skills to moderate and run sessions, exercises, discussions and work groups where knowledge is shared by and extracted from the participants themselves.

Departmental Training Manual

Each department is to have Departmental Training Manual consisting of the following information:

  1. Objective of the Departmental Training Manual
  2. Vision
  3. Mission
  4. Core Values
  5. Management & Leadership Values
  6. Unique Selling Points
  7. History of The Alana Yogyakarta Hotel & Convention
  8. Organization Chart
  9. Job Description
  10. Guest Expectations
  11. Hotel Facilities & Services
  12. Personal Hygiene & Grooming
  13. People Development; Hotel Training Menu, Development Program, Training Plan
  14. Fire & Emergency Procedures
  15. Task List
  16. Task Breakdown (Session Plan)

Using the, each Departmental Trainer needs to create a Departmental Training blog as discussed during the workshop.

The Training Officer will facilitate the process together with the appointed Departmental Trainer from each respective department as appointed by the Key Executive.

Please discuss this project with Pak Syaiful Manan and seek his directive on this.

“15 Minutes Alana Promise”


To offer “15 Minutes Alana Promise” to our guests and if we fail to provide the service within the time frame, the guest will not pay such product.

We need to design operational concept to achieve the mission by anwering the following 3 questions:

Q. What changes are to be made to execute this mission?

Group Feedback:

  • Give socialization about the 15 minutes excellence service to all staff
  •  Provide Live Chat to Fast Response (emergency, service, etc)
  • Provide Wi-Fi Pop Up : Safety, Security, Emergency Phone & Map
  • Make an award program entitled the best 15 minutes excellence service to motivate
  • Understanding of product knowledge
  • Good team work and updating information.
  • Upgrades facilities
  • Training cooking methode&trick
  • Special lift for room service
  • Refresh product knowledge regularly
  • Private pantry for room service
  • Additional manning staf
  • Special OT for room service
  • Template standard delivery service
  • Job section


Q. What are success factors of this mission?

Group Feedback:

  • Responsibility
  • SOP
  • Sense Of Belonging
  • Appropriate Training
  • Human
  • Equipment
  • Knowledge
  • System
  • Effective Communication


Q. What supports are needed for this mission?

Group Feedback:

  • Inter-Department Support & Team Work
  • Upgrade Facilities
  • Soft & Skill Training