How to Get Your Employer to Invest in Your Development

Convincing your employer to invest in your professional development may seem harder than it actually is.
Believe it or not, it is (almost) all about asking for it, plus a few key steps that can help tap into the funds your organization has set aside for employee career development.

In today’s solo episode, Laura goes step by step over how to effectively ask for professional development sponsorship as well as the things you should know beforehand to make the most out of your conversation.

This is a wide-ranging episode about how to become knowledgeable of what you’re already being offered by your employer, how to get funding for your team’s development, how to provide more visibility for your team, and even how to ask for your manager’s support so you can prioritize time in this new stage.

This episode is supercharged with a ton of value! So be sure to also check out the other episodes Laura mentioned today:
Episode 106: Hype Your Achievements with Aashni Shah
Episode 9: Who are your MVPs: Most Valuable Partnerships
Episode 71: Negotiating Your Career Advancement with Madelin Mendoza
Episode 35: Budget for Development

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 117, where Laura talks about the different ways you can start prioritizing yourself today, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-Where to look for the professional development resources your company might offer.
-Common strategies companies use when budgeting for development.
-The benefits of tracking your goals.
-Getting clarity on how you want to develop yourself.
-How to negotiate your development when starting a new role.
-How to get more development dollars for your team.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Get instant access to the Build a Boundary with Me Workshop and learn how to prioritize yourself.
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-Join the Catch Crew and get access to team-building tools as well as Values First – the course.
-Subscribe to the podcast’s YouTube channel here.
-Fill out an application and get on the waitlist for the next cohort of the You Belong in the C-Suite Group Coaching Program at
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
-Want to work with Laura? Check out her programs and coaching services.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE and take action on what matters most today!

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