Whether you’re considering becoming a freelance training consultant for the first time or are taking your existing consulting career to new levels of success, this 10-step guide is for you.
Build your learning tribe. Seek to be around people who are smarter than you. Social learning is one of the best ways to stay on top of your game. Take advantage of every interaction with other workplace learning professionals.
Be a lifelong learner (demonstrate and live your passion for learning). Be a model for others, and plan dedicated time to grow your knowledge and gain new L&D skills.
Having sound wisdom from someone who has walked in your shoes and who can offer fresh, experienced perspective is key to aligning your career goals with your passion. For this reason, I choose to be that person for others.
As a training professional, you spend much of your time focused on the career development of others. But what does your own career path look like? What are your prospects as a training professional, and how are training roles evolving? Read on to find out.
The art of managing up and down — simultaneously — is not easily mastered. It takes perseverance, communication, leadership, continuous learning and, most prominently, balance. If you’re a new training manager, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
Although my daily routine has changed from being in a room full of energized and hungry students and athletes, my routine today is similar when you consider that it involves teaching, mentoring, coaching and leading “big kids”!
Just as instructional designers look to subject matter experts (SMEs) when creating training programs, organizations are beginning to look to SMEs to fill training management roles due to their comprehensive knowledge.
Keep in mind that it’s called a career path, not a career destination. We are always growing and changing, and it’s powerful to understand that we are in control of the direction we take today to set ourselves up for success tomorrow.