With training budgets slashed and organizations struggling to do more with less, many employees as well as those responsible for their development are challenged to find ways to address employee development needs. While classroom and online training is a popular and first-in-mind development method, it can be costly and complex. In addition to possibly being out of reach for budgetary and cost-to-productivity reasons, even when training is available it may not be the only or the best way to address learning needs. In this interactive workshop, explore other, non-training ways to develop employees on a tight budget. Consider the pros and cons of various non-training development methods, consider the requirements and specifications of three specific employee development ideas, and begin to develop a strategy for implementing new employee development methods for your organization.
Halelly Azulay is a dynamic consultant, facilitator, speaker and author with over 20 years of professional experience in workplace learning and communication. She is the author of Employee Development on a Shoestring (ASTD 2012), a book providing managers and supervisors hands-on tools and techniques for developing employees outside the classroom. Halelly is the president and founder of TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company specializing in leadership, communication skills, teambuilding, facilitation, coaching, and emotional intelligence with all organizational levels including C-level leaders, frontline managers and individual contributors. Recurring adjectives used by her clients to describe Halelly’s approach include "engaging," "knowledgeable," and "enthusiastic/inspiring."
Halelly is an active volunteer leader in her community. She is the Past President of the Board of Directors of the award-winning Metro DC chapter of ASTD where she served in various Board leadership roles from 2005 to 2010, and has been selected for ASTD’s 2013 national Chapter Leader Conference planning committee. She is a sought after speaker at conferences and meetings for various organizations such as ASTD International Conference, GMAC, Human Resource Leadership Forum, International Coaches Federation, Training Officers' Conference,
ASTD Leadership Conference, and Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Halelly is a contributing author to numerous books such as The Insider’s Guide to Supervising Government Employees, The Pfeiffer Annual, and Trainer's Warehouse Book of Games, as well as articles and blogs.
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