Now that we have gone through the Christmas Season and are approaching the start of another year it is good time to build that educational plan for next year. What is an educational plan? There are many conferences and seminars throughout the year and all have good value and content for making us better. That being said it is very difficult and costly to attend every conference that comes along so having some sort of plan set up with what you would like to learn for the next twelve months is a smart way to go. So how do you set up this educational plan?
First decide on what information you feel you need help with to improve your career or life over the next twelve months. Maybe you want to learn how to manage your team better? Maybe you want to learn techniques to help you recruit new employees to your team? Maybe you are attending for the networking aspects of a conference? Whatever it is that you want to learn add that to your list.
The next item for developing your plan is to determine your budget for the year. How much money can you allocate to seminars and conferences for the year? Don’t forget to include any travel requirements such as hotel and air fare.
The last piece of the puzzle is the time commitment. How much time can you allocate to attending seminars and conferences? This time commitment may be dictated to you by your boss, clients, or workload. You can break the time piece in different ways. Do you want to attend a seminar or conference every month, every quarter, semi annually or annually? Don’t forget to include who should be attending with you if it is relevant to others employees on your team. Once you have all this information together you are ready to start choosing seminars and conferences that meet your educational plan.
Knowing why you are attending a conference will not only help you in retaining the information you are looking for, but will set you up for educational success and help you determine which events are right for you. Below is information that will be important to your educational plan.
The TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario) is holding their first annual conference focusing on recruiting and retention. The conference will offer an interview session with Dan Einwetcher, Chairman and CEO of Challenger Motor Freight Inc. as he is interviewed by radio host Stan Campbell of Trucker Radio. Panel sessions include a recruiting discussion with members of the Private Motor Truck Council, recruiting strategies from trade publication experts, and retention strategies from panel members of top fleets in the country. Click here to check out the official line up on the TTSAO website. This conference will be important to those that have duties involved in recruiting and retention. John G. Smith, Publisher and Editor of Private Truck Council Magazine will be the Master of Ceremonies. You won’t want to miss this conference and it should be the first on the list of your educational plan. Seats are filling up fast so click here to register today!
About the Author
Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is an artist, author of the books Driven to Drive and Running By The Mile, consultant, and speaker. TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training industry ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com