Considering that we have a backlog of people who want/need training on a variety of tools, a few who would likely want a refresher, and many new members who might have unanswered questions, I think it would be worth us looking at having an event focused around member training on a variety of tools.
Firstly, this would allow members to quickly tick off a few tools in one day, rather than having to hunt down trainers availability, and on the other side it would reduce the issue of members not showing to training events - which regardless of the reason, can be a frustration for the trainer.
This would also allow members to have quick sessions on smaller tools while waiting for longer training sessions, allow members to have potentially a small level of guidance on tools that they are not familiar with, and also introduce members to the workshop teams and the broader community. We can also use this as an opportunity to discuss things like how we take care of tools, procurement of supplies. etc.
This could also give us an opportunity to train new trainers, as the experienced members will be able to see how they educate new members, and the new trainers can assist through the process when training multiple members.
This kind of event is something I suggest would need significant buy-in from all the different teams and groups, as well as members with experience in the areas that don’t have teams - electronics, bikes, and maybe a programmer or two!
As part of this, I suggest that we ask attending members wanting training to dedicate some time on the day to making the space better - that could be cleaning and tidying, or working on infrastructure.
Of course, I also suggest that pizza at the end would be a requirement for a minimum viable product.
Since the 'space is normally quiet on a Sunday, I suggest this would be a good day.