PA talent management expert, Frank Madsen, has been quoted in an article discussing executive training in companies. The article highlights how the range of management courses and further education options for leaders is extensive, but finding training that really adds value is tricky.
According to Frank, a leader has to distinguish between two types of executive training – traditional courses that improve management skills versus courses that build entirely new competencies, driven by the need for digitisation.
Frank says: “A stand-alone training course rarely adds value but if the need for training comes from the need to solve new tasks in the company, it is a good investment. Doing training courses used to be a fringe benefit; today it should be a response to a concreate business need.”
Frank refers to the large number of training courses and further education, recommending that leaders search carefully when looking for the right provider.
“Undoubtedly, some course providers look to exploit the need for further training that exists in companies,” concludes Frank.