By Runi C. Akmalia & Beby L. Salsabila
Training programs have been accessible to professionals for a very long time now, and there are many industry experts on the same. Over the years, our team of experts has had a great deal of much-valued exposure to thousands of training alumni. The questions most people ask are why they would need to take a training program and why people get involved in them. We have had countless discussions while working with Human Resources professionals and have drawn informed conclusions into why people take up training programs.
To Prepare For A New Assignment
If you are offered a new assignment, it is expected that you will do a great and successful job on it. As a result of this expectation, most professionals are driven into taking up training programs so that they can better understand the assignment, its requirements, the expectations and how to complete it successfully.
To Understand Better About Their Field Of Work
There are training programs tailored for as many fields as there are today. All these training programs focus on giving individuals the necessary knowledge in the specific fields of work, to better their understanding of the same and improve their rate of success.
To Know The Latest Trend
Market trends keep changing in each field, especially with the integration of technology. This brings about different practices and makes some obsolete. To stay relevant in any field, a professional must be aware of the changes in the trends in the field. Such information is readily available in training programs that are designed to teach on the specific trends and their subsequent effects and influences.
To Get Other People’s Perspectives
In any business field, it is important that you get input from different professional sources. The input could be on a project of yours, the direction of the field and so many other topics of interest. Getting unbiased professional input, however, can be a difficult task in its own. For instance, the information you could get from professionals under your employ could be altered to please you, which does not benefit the overall goal on inquiry.
Training programs provide a platform where you can get to hear other people’s varying perspectives on different issues. This information is often from both the facilitators and participants. In some instances, you might even get information that you were not seeking initially, which you can then use to improve your business.
To Build Networks With Other Training Participants From Other Companies
Networking creates new relationships that could benefit the involved parties. However, due to such factors as long business schedules, it could be difficult for you to get the exposure to industry experts with whom to network. That said, professionals get the chance to network with participants from other businesses and companies while going through training programs, which is yet another reason why some professionals opt to get involved in them.
To Answer Lingering Questions Related To Their Work
Training programs provide the much-needed platform for professionals to ask questions about their work and get answers to them. Typically, it may not be possible to get these answers because of the lack of a platform to ask the questions or a lack of industry experts to provide well-informed answers.
To Increase Their Market Value
With the growing educational standards, professionals are being replaced on a daily basis. This is mostly for those who have a low market value in terms of the skills that they bring to the job. Training programs are great for improving on one’s set of skills and adding accomplishments and certifications to one’s CV. This makes sure that a person maintains a relevant market value in job.
To Prepare For Retirement Or Their Own Venture (By Learning Something That They Like)
It is important that even as you work, you prepare for retirement. Most professionals use the opportunity provided in training programs to learn different skills or venture into fields of interest. After retirement, they then take up the learned activities and use them to better themselves, instead of relying on pensions and other retirement benefits.
They Are Simply Assigned By Their Companies
This may not be the most ideal of reasons but it is a reason nonetheless and one that happens more often than you would think. In some instances, the company sends certain professionals to a training program, either as a requirement or as a way of improving the business. This mandatory assignment then becomes the reason that the professional takes up the training in the first place.
Regardless of the reason for signing up for any training program, it is important that as a professional, you make the very best out of the provided opportunity since there is a lot to gain. Some professionals blame their organization’s limitations for the lack of the opportunity to take up training programs. Though we understand that such things as the budget and schedule could indeed limit access to such programs, we have devised techniques and strategies that you could still employ to improve your personal or team value.
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About Runi C. Akmalia
Runi is a Partner and Operation Director of Accoladia Group. She manages the operation of DCOLearning, a business unit specializes in project management training under the management of Accoladia Group. She also serves as an Independent Advisor for several professional training companies and educational institution in Indonesia.
About Beby L. Salsabila
Beby Lokita Salsabila is the Program Development Manager of DCOLearning. She is a young educator with strong passion in management and T&D areas. She is also a facilitator for several professional training programs at several training companies in Indonesia.