We are racing towards the end of the year, so now is the time to start your planning. And training should be at the top of the list.
Not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at the steps you can put in place to create a training plan for your office:
- What’s your budget?
Set an office or team budget that can be used towards a variety of training for the PM team. Training that involves the whole team, like a Real+ Membership and ARPM are important for consistency across the team. In addition to a team budget, perhaps you could also set individual budgets. Have an annual review with your team members and find out what’s important to them and where they’d like to develop (this is also a great recruitment tool). This allows your team to take ownership of their learning and development. You can help tailor this to their skill level as well.
- Plan ahead
Map out your annual training calendar and plan the schedule across the year. This will allow you to structure the training in a way that will flow allowing for natural progression. Involve the whole team and ensure that everyone has access to this calendar.
- Do they want to learn more?
Often, we hear the statement, “I’ve been in the industry for a long time, I don’t need help”. Instead of making training mandatory, make it something that people don’t want to miss out on. Training should be about improvement, achievement and progress, no matter what your experience level. So make your training fun and varied.
- Outcomes are important
We have all been to a training session before, listed a heap of great ideas, only to let them sit at the bottom of the in-tray because we are too busy to implement. It’s not about implementing everything at once, so choose one or two quick wins, and then perhaps delegate your wish list to someone who does have the time to plan and implement.