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I just listened to "Your Own Training Budget" and wanted to share some advice that I've followed.

  • Industry groups sometimes offer free trainings throughout the year for members. I'm a member of an Information Security group and there are many traning opportunities throughout the year included in the membership cost (~$150 / year). Often students will be offered steep discounts on group membership.
  • Volunteer to speak at an event. I attended a full day conference for free because I spoke at one of the sessions. Often there are panelist spots open that offer the same benefit without as much additional work to prepare your presentation. (Doing a presentation is a great way to network as well.)
  • Voulteer to run the registration table or set-up for a free or reduced cost of attending the training.
DaniMartin's picture

Thanks, gehrhorn!  All great ideas!

Best,
Dani 
 
Dani Martin
Presenting Associate
Manager Tools, LLC
 

JohnHealey's picture

Just reccoemended the second point to my director. We now are getting some registered nurses on our team to present at a conference so they can attend for free.

Thank you so much.

John