How do you train someone who doesn't think they need training?
But they really do...
Communication across teams can be a challenge at the best of times.
Since the rise of remote working, heightened hybrid arrangements and full on flexible hours, creating a culture of community and cross departmental conversations has become increasingly tough.
There are benefits to how we have adapted. Huge ones.
I for one do not miss sitting in traffic for hours at a time at the start and end of a day.
I'm also more productive, in lots of regards. Although learning to switch off and down tools is another challenge altogether.
But the ability to share what you are doing and having a sense of everyone pulling in the same direction has suffered as a result of many of us being little islands of industry in our own home.
So, as well as empowering teams to fundraise and have conversations about needing to generate income to sustain what we do...there is an increasing appetite for in-person sessions to bring teams together and re-connect and catch-up.
How do you justify bringing service delivery professionals out of the field?
Or how do you convince decision makers and Trustees that training will help everyone feel better and work more effectively as a result?
By making sure that any team-away day is enriching, inspiring and well worth the effort and any training adds value.
How do you obtain sign off for such seemingly extravagant external support?
Build buy in with some Trustee and Senior stakeholder involvement right from the start, so that they have been trained themselves to understand the need to demystify fundraising and how it truly works.
Of course, this is something we are delighted to support you to do...