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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
Perfect, thanks.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
Both exist, and are largely dependent upon the original question - what do you value and is your company's learning function committed to making it available to you? JP - can you give me some examples of relevant and impactful external events you've attended and why they were valuable to you? Same question to you on internal events, HLGEM.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
100% agree. From the most personal of projects can come key learnings or products that can have significant impact in the workplace.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
Fanatic - awesome. If you had to make the business case to do something like hosting the whole MIT catalog, what would you say are the key business drivers and ROI for doing so? Thanks in advance for your additional thoughts.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
I'm in the middle on this one. Mandatory training shouldn't even exist - because it will inevitably include people in its net that do not need to be there. That said, I think making optional, development-focused events available in non-work time is appropriate if it's focused on building your career outside of your current job. But few of us have standard, 40-hour work weeks, esp in high tech, so the work/personal time standard often doesn't apply anyway.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
JB - This is really great stuff. I will refer to your post when I get pushback from people who say that engineers don't care about the 'soft side' of profssional development. I've seen plenty of brilliant developers/testers sabotage their own careers by ignoring the relationship/communication elements of their jobs, and it's a totally avoidable and preventable mistake. It's not girlie. :)
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
This is a great recommendation, and fairly easy to do. Seeing what people are being asked to do developmentally is real-time and indicative of things that would be infinitely more relevant. Thanks for the idea.
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comment How could your company's learning/development department best serve you?
Both answers here are correct - I'm not looking at building a list of solutions that absolutely every person will value or utilize, but to get a decent sample selection from which to pull (thematically) what people seem to want at a high level. Keep the thoughts coming!
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