Since my last employer went through a fairly wobbly time in the 18 months prior to my departure there wasn’t any spare cash for training. So it struck me the other day that I’d probably gone three years without attending a formal, face-to-face training course. Which doesn’t do much for the whole Continuous Professional Development thing.
But looking at the kind of courses that might be of interest to me (like a proper introduction to Behavioural Economics or exploring some more advanced moderating skills) they just don’t come cheap. I’ve recently found myself thinking of things in terms of how many days work (after tax) they’ll cost me and at up to £500 (plus £120+ peak time train to London and back) for a day long course I can’t really justify it.
Obviously there’s always the internet for a bit of DIY education and fellow Planners to bounce ideas off but I still feel like I need something more structured. So I hit Amazon. I’ve ended up with a very scary looking heavyweight tome on Behavioural Economics and a much more user friendly one on Moderation.
But does anyone have any recommendations for other books I should delve into?