What off-site professional trainings have you taken that are totally worth it?
July 2, 2012 10:27 AM Subscribe
I've taken some great trainings over the past several years and I'm looking for one this year. My company will send me almost anywhere in the US for up to 5 days of training/conference. Where should I go this year?
posted by schwab to Education (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work in the defense industry and I'm a software engineer by education but my day-to-day is more project management/project engineering (providing resources, tracking status, etc.). I greatly enjoy customer interaction and understanding their needs and how they translate into products we can build.
In the past few years, I've gone to Manager Tools' Effective Manager
and Effective Communications
conferences, Edward Tufte's One Day Course
, and Pragmatic Marketing's Practical Product Management
and Requirements that Work
classes. None of these have been 100% applicable to my job, but I've picked up skills from each that are helpful and I've enjoyed them all.
So what trainings/conferences have you been to that fit in this arena (or something tangential, I'm good with tangential)? I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, so I'm interested in new things, too!