Recordkeeping is by far the most difficult thing about coordinating a training seminar. First, everyone must register for the seminar. All of that goes out the window as soon as people start showing up because, inevitably, a good 5% or so of the attendees never sent in an application (and then another 2-3% who did register never show up, so it almost evens out).
After that, we need a good set of completed paperwork for everyone who is there. And we need everyone to sign in each day when they get to class. Already we're looking at three separate lists that never match up. Still, I enter everyone into the computer, make educated guesses as to who's actually in class, and print a certificate for each person figuring that the instructors can throw away any certificates they don't need.
For the first two days of the seminar, everyone is in the same big class. For the next four days, there are as many as seven different classes on any given day, spread out over four separate locations. You can imagine how much I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
The good news is that we're having a pizza and beer party tonight after class. I may be tired and frantic, but at least there are a few perks!