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Jul 27, 2021

Virtual Professional Development Best Practices

by Kathy Edens

If you’re a training manager for a large corporation or you’re leading a team of a few individuals in a small business, you likely pivoted in the last year about virtual professional development (PD) offerings. Today’s remote work environment means any training or PD must be online. And US workers are 70 percent more likely to leave their current employer if they know another employer invests in workers’ development. Figuring out how to include it into your new remote work environment isn’t hard once you know best practices. Thanks to advanced technology and some savvy developers, providing virtual PD lets your staff choose when and where it’s most convenient for them. Offering virtual PD is good for your employees and good for your business, regardless of its size. Here are best practices to help you reduce the learning curve. Talk to your employees With team members spread out, sometimes in other countries, you need to approach the problem creatively. The best way is to talk to everyone to figure out first what they need and expect. This might mean one-on-one discussions with your employees to review their performance goals to see if anything needs updated. Take the time to understand their goals, what they want to do moving forward, and where they feel they need the most instruction. Also use surveys to get each team’s thoughts about PD. While striving to offer PD tailored to each individual, some training affects the team as a whole, so any decisions should meet […]

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