Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Importance of Being a Weekender

By Melanie Franklin, CEO, Maven Training

I was working at our Training Centre last Friday when I met up with the delegates for our latest weekend course. It was really interesting hearing about what had made them voluntarily swap Saturday and Sunday with their friends and family for training, revision and exams – especially as those taking the Practitioner part of the course come back on the second weekend take the Practitioner exam.

A popular reason is that delegates have contractor roles which mean that if they attend a course Monday to Friday they will have to give up five days of their daily rate, which is never an appealing prospect. Another reason is that employers will not release staff for training, but people still want to update their CVs and get qualifications that evidence their skills and experience. I think a lot of people feel vulnerable to redundancy at the moment, and up-to-date qualifications is essential when applying for new positions. Some delegates are taking the course in their own time, and the weekend course means they don't have to keep up their holiday allowance to get new qualifications.

These courses have proved so popular for PRINCE2® that we are now offering them for MSP™ and M_o_R® and the response has been overwhelming.

If any of the factors I have mentioned relate to you, have a look at our course schedule to book your ”Weekend Away with Maven Training” – it might not be as much fun as a city break or a trip to a spa, but the results are a lot longer lasting!

PRINCE2® Weekend courses
MSP™ Weekend courses
M_o_R® Weekend courses

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