Early on my career, I always had to travel to a different office, different town, or take a day off from work to attend training. Today, it’s easier than ever to access training remotely.
Whether the tool is GoToMeeting, WebEx, or tools like it, there are no reasons any more to justify having to take multiple people out of their routine to attend a 30minute to half day workshop. In some cases, a face to face meeting still makes sense, but it is a better use of resources to meet online or via phone conference to accomplish the same goals as a face to face meeting.
I’m a fan of self-paced learning as well. I belong to the Apple Consultants Network, where I have access to some self-paced training and certification prep courses that allow me to stay on top of the latest trends.
Another great self-paced resource is lynda.com. For a low monthly fee, they offer training videos and tutorials on a variety of topics.
My company is now offering more and more options for online training as well. Visit my new website for Braathe Online Education.