Getting buy-in for your training program

2. Bring in an Expert

Often a third-party voice will give you credibility and support you could not otherwise gain inside your organization. Further, a recognized industry authority lends gravitas and weight to your claims.

Source: The Top 10 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Training Program | eLearning Blog

Number two really bums me out.  I know, no one is a prophet in their own land, but to rely on outside consultants for validation is pretty weak. There are many times where an outside voice will bring a fresh perspective to a problem, or to offer guidance and wisdom to initiatives already taking place. But if a district has to rely on outside experts to validate what their own employees are saying means there are some system failures already taking place.

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