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Three Key Steps for Training

I went to college to become a high school teacher. My degree is in secondary education with an emphasis on history and math. I did my student teaching but never took a full-time job as a high school teacher. I did, however, spend several years as a trainer in the early years of my consulting. …

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Always, ALWAYS budget for more training

Always, ALWAYS budget for more training Always, ALWAYS budget for more training. I don’t know how else to say this. But for 98% of all associations implementing a new AMS (or any major new system), the training budget needs to be increased, not decreased. Yes, I know; systems should be more intuitive; there should be more online, on-demand …

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Four Training Tips

Four Critical Tips for Training Over the past several weeks I have had the opportunity to sit in on database training performed by software vendors for a couple of my clients. These training sessions reminded me of how important it is to ensure that your database training, whether performed by in-house staff or an outside …

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Be sure to schedule training for shortly AFTER go-live.

When my clients implement a new AMS, the implementation plan always includes training for staff, so that they know how to use the new system. But I always advise my clients to budget for additional training after go-live. Why? Because the reality is, no matter how good the initial training is (and often it is not …

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Take advantage of your vendor's training programs

I wrote recently about one vendor who provides free training to new employees. It’s a brilliant idea that all vendors should follow. But what about long-standing employees who just need a training touch up? This is where you need to take advantage of the training options your vendor provides. For example, many (though not all) …

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