Training Room Layouts & Training Table Styles

Training Room Layouts:

CA Office Furniture & Design believes that the layout of your Training Room is key to the success of your staff training. Furniture arrangement is dependent on:

  • The space available
  • The size of the audience
  • The training style, level of participation and interaction required

There are many ways to set up a training room for a workshop. Different set-ups allow for different types of learning. To maximize the participation, consider how the room set-up will allow for interaction and learning.

I. Classroom

This tried and tested training room layout has its advantages if the participants will be doing individual work or work in pairs. Arrange training tables in a row with 2 seats per table or create long rows of tables with chairs on one side of the row facing the presenter.

Training Room Layout

II. U Shaped or Horseshoe

Setting up the tables to create a large U shape or horseshoe allows all participants to be able to see the presenter at all times. This training room layout is great for interaction, or when an instructor is demonstrating a process or is using visual aids. The tables provide a writing surface for note taking. Handouts can be easily distributed and breaking the group into pairs or dividing the participants into 2 large groups can be facilitated with this set-up.

Training Room Layout in a Horseshoe Configuration

III. Boardroom

Placing rectangular tables up against each other to create a large rectangular table and then arranging the seats around the perimeter is called a boardroom set-up. This set up is ideal for a smaller group, or when the participants need to act as one group to make decisions and discuss content. The facilitator can be placed at one end or in the middle of the longer side.

Training Room Layout in a Boardroom Configuration

IV. Block or Square Layout

Setting up the tables to create a large square is ideal for truly interactive meetings, where everyone is involved in a single conversation or a series of short presentations from other participants which do not require a screen and projector. This training room layout is great for collaborative and interactive events.

Training Room Layout in a Block or Square Configuration

V. Theater

This set up does not include tables. Chairs only are arranged for viewing a trainer or visual aid. Chairs can be arranged in a chevron (a wide V) to increase participant visibility.

It is important to realize, that when you run your meeting or training event, it's not just room layout that is important, it's about matching the room layout with the trainer's style. The room shape and design can make or break an event.

Training Table Styles:

The type of Training Tables that you select, influences your ability to shift fluidly between the various Training Room Layouts that you require. CA Office Furniture & Design recommends the following styles of Training Tables to ensure maximum flexibility in your Training Room:

I. Nesting Training Tables

  • Allows for quick setup, change, relocation and storage.
  • Easily converts from classroom to conference to collaborative settings.
  • Flip mechanism can be activated from either end of the table and locks into vertical and horizontal positions.
  • Locking casters included.
  • Decorative modesty panel standard.
Nesting Training Tables

Finishing Options:

  • Cherry, Mahogany, Maple or Grey Laminate
  • Black or Titanium Finish Frames


  • 4' = $275
  • 5' = $325
  • 6' = $355

II. Multi-Purpose Training Tables

  • Modular components allow for flexibility and quick setup.
  • Easily convert from classroom to conference to collaborative settings.
  • Choose T-Arc or Post Legs with levelers.
  • Locking casters can be added.
  • Offers decorative modesty panels as an option
Multi Purpose Training Tables
Multi-Purpose or Conference Training Tables

Finishing Options:

  • Mahogany or Grey Laminate
  • Black or Metallic Finish Frames


  • Post Legs: 4' = $185; 5' = $225; 6' = $250
  • Arch Legs: 4' = $2155' = $255; 6' = $275

The success of your Staff Training, will not only depend on the preparation that you do, but also the set-up and style of the meetings. CA Office Furniture & Design encourages collaboration in an open an interactive training environment. Feel free to contact us to assist you with the Layout, Design and Specifications of your training room.

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