Some companies have the luxury of extensive training departments full of staff and resources to help ensure employees are trained to successfully perform the duties of their job. Such a scenario isn't always possible for organizations smaller in size or budget. There are ways to creatively manage the training obligations of any size company, even a one-person training department.
Get Others Involved
- Work with experienced employees and let them help prepare and deliver training that they are qualified to do. Even if they do some preparation on their own time, it always looks good on a resume when it's time for a promotion.
- Network! Are there similar companies out there that are delivering the same kind of training? Maybe you can creatively share some of your planning or training materials to cut down on preparation time. You may even be able to deliver courses for each other to really save time on both sides if you can do so in the local area.
- Use the experience and creativity you have in-house. If you need help programming something, find someone on the staff that has the experience and would like to help. Same goes for preparing training materials and graphics; you may have budding artists out there just waiting to show off their skills.
You Can Do This!