This learning path can assist you in creating a more efficient training budget. You will receive more resources to effectively minimize costs, assess your existing training budget, and prepare a budget report to justify expenditures.
The key to remaining within budget is to minimize costs and maximize the cost efficiency of your expenses. For example, you could change your existing LMS, move your training online, or use in-house training materials. This step requires you to think a little outside-of-the-box and find innovative ways to save while ensuring that you are still providing quality training to your employees.
As you utilize your training budget, you may find that your projected cost do not always match the actual facts and figures. Don't worry! Budgets are meant to be flexible and modified as they are used. Key questions to ask yourself when evaluating your budget are: How close did we come to the budgeted figures? What adjustments should be made to the current year's budget? What changes should be implemented to improve performance? The resources below help guide you as you assess the effectiveness of your budget and adjust where necessary.
In the final step of this process, you must defend your training budget! The best way to justify your budget is to create a budget analysis report, which justifies how the monies allocated will reflect in the overall ROI of the training. The resources below provide a detailed explanation of how you can determine your ROI and prove the success of your training program with the appropriate metrics and measurements.