5 advantages of prepaid training

February 21, 2019 Carole Arseneau

Are you tired of receiving multiple ad hoc training requests from your teams every year and going to great lengths in securing budget each time? Find out why your organization should take advantage of prepaid training. And no, it’s not all about saving money.

“Research shows that higher spending on employee training and efforts to create strong corporate learning cultures actually reduce turnover, increase employee engagement, and improve productivity and customer satisfaction.” That’s what Daniel Munro, principal research associate of Industry and Business Strategy for The Conference Board of Canada, wrote in his article published in the Financial Post a few years ago.

Indeed, ongoing skills development for your staff is a key contributor to your organization’s success.

Are you part of the few who make this a business priority?

Budget and time constraints, lengthy administrative processes and lack of available training courses are some of the reasons I often hear when I ask customers why they do not invest in continuous training.

One way to address these challenges and provide training throughout the year for your team is to avail of prepaid training.

Esri Canada Prepaid Training Program

Esri Canada now offers a prepaid training program with several options. Here are five advantages that make it worth a look.

  1. Streamline your administrative process with only 1 training purchase per year. This means you’ll only need to request for training budget for your team once per year! That saves you a lot of time especially if budget requests in your organization need several layers of review and approval.
  2. There’s no need to identify upfront which courses your team will take. The program provides flexibility for your team to sign up for open enrollment courses (in class or online) as they become available or apply the value to private, client-specific training opportunities. (Note: A minimum number of participants is required for client-specific training.)
  3. Ensure your team has the skills to leverage more the technology you already own. ArcGIS is continuously being enhanced to support a broader range of applications across industries. Ongoing skills development can help your team advance your organization’s GIS to meet your business goals.
  4. Save money! The more training days you prepay, the more you save.

10 days for $4,990

Save 5%

15 days for $7,090

Save 10%

20 days for $8,925

Save 15%

> 20 days (contact us)

Save 15%

Important things to remember:

  • Prepaid training packages can be purchased at any time during the year.
  • Multiple-year agreements are available for up to 3 years.
  • Funds are valid for 12 months from the invoice date.
  • Packages cannot be combined with other training promotions.
  • Training registration via our self-serve, online system is required.
  • Esri Canada’s standard cancellation policy applies.
  1. Securing training budget early for your team through prepaid training has a lot of advantages. In addition to the huge cost savings, your employees will appreciate the investment you make in their professional development. This leads to greater loyalty and productivity. And when your employees are happy, they are more willing to make your customers happy.

Need help choosing a prepaid training package? Complete this form and we’ll contact you.

About the Author

Carole Arseneau

Carole Arseneau is a Sales Representative at Esri Canada. She advises customers from all industries on how to use GIS technology to be more efficient in their daily workflows. Carole holds a GIS certificate from Florida State College in Jacksonville and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from Laval University in Québec City. Being by the water has always made her feel at home and has given her inspiration to keep a positive outlook in life.

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