Upskilling within your field is crucial to staying relevant and valuable when looking to excel your career journey and advance into a leadership and management position. What exactly is upskilling? According to a piece in Medium written by Sheila Manalo, upskilling “refers to the process of teaching current employees new skills,” and Manalo goes on to state that “companies should know that training their employees is essential to retaining them. Providing employees with learning opportunities signals that they are valued and that they have a future within the organization.”
Creating new opportunities for existing employees who are willing to upskill, offers a positive learning experience within an organization. And creates a win-win solution to filling open positions up the organizational structure. The need for upskilling has never been more widespread than during a time of social or economic change. But why wait for a crisis to set aside time for improving your skills and heightening your knowledge in the industry you currently work in or learning a new skill outside of your industry? There’s never a better time than NOW!
Either way, it is extremely likely that you will look to upskill your career by participating in leadership and management courses online. According to this recent Forbes article there are a lot of advantages for choosing online courses, especially when it comes to leadership and management roles. Come benefits to taking leadership and management courses online include:
- Self-paced learning: Taking leadership and management courses online allows learners the ability to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. Providing content at the speed and level that learners are able to manage. In addition, learners can replay sections that they didn’t understand, want to spend more time on, or just need more time absorbing without the uncomfortableness of a classroom setup.
- Access to experts in the industry: Not only are online classes easy to manage on a hectic schedule but they also open the door to some uniquely valuable content, including access to thought leaders within your industry. Many online learning platforms, like the TVMCU e-learning platform, are able to utilize more well-known experts and leverage their awareness and influence by swapping out costly stage time for more cost effective studio time. This allows online programs to increase interest and rank higher in relevancy, providing more value to your online learning experience.
- Better time management: No need to schedule speakers, print out curriculum, book conference rooms and send out meeting invites. If you have a little as 15 minutes to spare in your day, you can jump on the e-learning platform to begin or continue a training module right where you left off. No judgement – just training when you need it the most without all the extra logistics.
Building a career path begins with the process of up skilling. Leadership and management courses online provide the access, accessibility, and expertise needed to advance your industry knowledge and understanding of the roles within. Head to our online training platform to learn more about what we offer on TVMCU.com.