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Two Major (Though Often Overlooked) Ways to Stretch a Tight Training Budget

One of the most vexing and persistent challenges facing many training directors is "the need to do more with less." Frank Troha, a long-time corporate learning and development consultant and university professor shares two often overlooked tips.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - PORT CHESTER, NY, July 26, 2008 - One of the most vexing and persistent challenges facing many training directors is "the need to do more with less." For your consideration, here are two proven recommendations that may well save you considerable money and time.

First, I think you'll agree that even the most efficient business processes are subject to the stealthy formation of costly bottlenecks, unintended redundancies and other inefficiencies that tend to go unnoticed or unquestioned. Accordingly, I suggest that you and your staff meet at least once a year to map, analyze and upgrade the process being used to design, develop, implement and evaluate your organization's training programs.

By doing so, you can:
• Home in on where and why money, time and other valuable resources are being misallocated or misspent (typically evidenced by missed milestones, delayed program launches, cost overruns, excessive rework and a host of other issues).
• Brainstorm remedies and document all improvements to the existing process.
• Ensure buy-in by everyone concerned. (By virtue of having collectively mapped, analyzed and upgraded your current process, you and your staff should be optimally positioned to understand, implement, support and follow the new and improved process.)

Another way to stretch a tight training budget is to locate and more fully leverage the potential training talent that resides (often invisibly) throughout your organization. Most departments include outstanding performers who -- if offered adequate time, training and incentives - would be amenable to periodically designing, developing and delivering training for their peers.

Having trained groups of high-performing auditors, bankers, engineers and nurses in the basics of customized course design and development, and then witnessed their successful "peer to peer" workshops firsthand, I can vouch for this approach's effectiveness from both a learning and cost-savings perspective.

For more information, please contact Frank Troha at (914) 933-0114 or

About Frank Troha Instructional Design

Frank Troha has 25 years of Instructional Design experience, having provided ID services to a wide range of major corporations and professional services firms. In addition, he is Adjunct Associate Professor of Instructional Design at the Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York, NY, where he has trained corporate learning and development professionals for the past 14 years.

Contact: (914) 933-0114;

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