By Mike Faber, MS
The year-end presents an opportunity for training professionals to further cement their role as a valued business partner. Whether you’re working with an organization as a consultant, contract trainer, or as an employee, the chance to play a significant role in planning for 2019 and beyond can boost your profile far beyond being “the training lady/guy”. Here are three ways to make an impact outside of keeping the permanent markers away from the dry erase board!
Learning and Development is a 365-day/year necessity in organizations large and small. We know that L&D is key to top performer retention, employee engagement, and recruiting. Gallup’s 2016** study found that 2/3rds of workers are disengaged or actively disengaged, so your leaders need you to be doubly engaged in their careers and the careers of their direct reports. Demonstrating that value on a consistent basis outside of the formal training realm means you’re more likely to be engaged, more likely to be called upon for guidance, and more likely to be seen as invaluable to the organization.
*There are multiple platforms for video collaboration, Zoom is one option.
Mike Faber is a Sales Trainer with Zoom Video Communications. He holds a BS in communications from Ithaca College, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Colorado State University – Global Campus.
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