Senior Management has dramatically reduced the budget for travel to training programs, yet most of your training schedule involves hands-on workshops in the home office.
Short-term: Talk to management about setting hiring "start dates" so you can run introductory and orientation training more economically.
Medium-term: Consider designing some structured on-the-job training processes, involving management and senior staff. Start to introduce self-directed learning as a concept. Consider putting as much basic (unchangeable) content on CD-ROM and paper-based programs as possible, saving workshops for interpersonal skills and market sensitive material.
Long-term: Start to investigate distance learning options with an eye to analyzing which portion of your curriculum would most led itself to this format (go to New Media Development).
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