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Daily Buzz: Don’t Give Up Professional Development

When budgets are tight, the first thing often cut is continuing education - wrongly

When budgets don’t go to plan, typically one of the first expenses that gets cut is employee professional development. But that’s a mistake, says Mazarine Treyz in a post for the Bloomerang blog.

“When you pay for people’s education, people think you care about them and their success in the organization,” she writes. And the organization benefits too by developing employees’ leadership potential.

To figure out which type of education program is right for members of your team, Treyz suggests asking them this question: Where would you like to be in five years, and how can I help you get there? Once you understand their overarching goals—whether they’re looking to become become more entrepreneurial or want to prepare to step into a bigger role—you can find a program that helps them get there.

Please select this article as it originally appeared on Associations Now.

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