External training for your team is important to keep them engaged and learning new things. This is also a great opportunity for these team members to bring awesome new ideas back into the business so it can also continue to evolve. I’m referring more to leadership training or business training, things that allow them to develop personally.
Do you both encourage and compensate these team members to attend external training? In the past, I have given each employee a $1,000 budget and allowed them to spend it however they like on external training or courses that will help them improve their careers.
What are other offices doing to encourage team members to attend external training?