Workshop Hosting Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I host or co-host a CAC training workshop?
CAC workshops provide clear benefits to both the host and those
attending the training. For the hosts it is an opportunity to
strengthen relationships with customers and provide genuine value.
The technical training is also of great value to your technical and
In addition, 76% of all industrial attendees actually
implement compressed air projects following the CAC training.
Attendees benefit from improved system reliability and typically
save 17% of compressed air energy costs.
Who typically attends the CAC trainings?
Anyone with compressed air responsibilities typically hosts CAC
training. Attendees include compressed air professionals of all
types. Frequent attendees include manufacturing plant technicians,
maintenance staff, and supervisors; consulting engineers; and
distributors' technical and sales staff.
Who are the CAC workshop instructors and how are they
Without question, CAC instructors are world class. Most have many
years of technical field experience in the compressed air industry.
See the CAC website for specific details. The CAC instructors have
been trained and certified to present CAC workshops. They are
located in all regions of the US. CAC will help you select a nearby
certified instructor to help minimize travel costs.
What is included in the "hosting kit" provided by the CAC?
The hosting kit provides very detailed step-by-step guidance for
every detail of hosting and presenting a CAC workshop. It includes a
wide variety of useful documents that can be customized by hosts and
used for workshop marketing, registration and other purposes.
What materials are needed for the trainings and how to I
The Fundamentals training requires the workbook
and the Best Practices Manual. For the Advanced
course, you simply need to purchase the workbook. Each
participant must receive their own workbook and manual. You can
purchase all of the materials through the CAC bookstore, but will
need to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for the username and password to
receive the host rates mentioned above. Prices below:
CAC Sponsor Pricing
BPM - $75
L1 Workbook - $45
L1 Workbook Copyright - $30 per copyright
Copyright - $40 per copyright
Non-CAC Sponsor Pricing
BPM - $85
Workbook - $50
L2 Workbook - $70
No Copyrights Copying Available
Can I share hosting responsibilities and costs with others?
Yes, co-hosting a training can make a lot of sense. You and your
co-hosts generally split costs and profits. Most important, your
co-hosts will help you market the training through their contacts or
customers. The CAC has found an effective partnership often includes
service providers, a local utility, a manufacturer, and a local
government or business association.
I don't have my own training room. Where can I hold the
There are many options for training sites, many of which involve no
rental costs. Co-hosts may have training facilities or classroom
space available. Local utilities, community colleges or state energy
agencies may also have space available.
I want to host the training but am short staffed. Can I get
help with setting up and promoting the training?
Sharing responsibilities with a co-host will help a lot. Utilities,
for example, often can provide assistance with marketing and
How much can hosts charge for tuition for CAC workshops? Is
this payable to the workshop hosts?
All tuition payments are retained by hosts to cover costs. The
maximum a host may charge is $475 for the one day Fundamentals class
and $750 for the two day Advanced class. However, some hosts choose
to reduce these costs to further encourage attendance.
What are the costs of hosting a CAC training?
A variety of factors affect the costs (or profits) associated with
hosting a CAC workshop. Major factors include: 1) number of co-hosts
2) rental costs for training room 3) level of workshop attendance
and tuition payments and 4) travel costs for CAC instructors.
A well attended workshop utilizing nearby instructors and low
cost training facilities can produce a modest profit for co-hosts.
Conversely, a poorly marketed, high cost workshop can result in high
costs for a sole host.
Can I host the training on my own? What is the CAC role in
The CAC training coordinator will be your major contact and
information source as you move forward. Since the training material
is proprietary, you will need to purchase all materials through the
I am in the business of selling products and services. What
does it mean that the CAC training is "product neutral"?
Regardless of your commercial product or service, the CAC training
provides excellent and unbiased information to attendees. The CAC
training avoids any endorsement of specific commercial equipment or