Career crossroad – Turn right into management or left into a e-learning specialisation?

May 4, 2008 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I’ve just finished my 3 month interstate training roadshow  – visiting 4 states and delivering over 40 training workshops. These last few months my focus has been on training delivery – it’s brought a lot of questions to the surface in terms of my career progression.

I don’ think i want to be this involved in delivering training anymore.  It’s not as pleasurable as it used to be.  I have a love/hate relationship with training. It’s very strange – i get quiet anxious leading up until the actual session then once i am in front of the room and in flow i realize how much i love it.

I have been thinking what exactly is it that i don’t like? I think it may be the content of the sessions.  Sometimes i feel that these sessions interrupt my focus – taking me away from what i really want to do – would it be different if i was delivering something i was passionate about?  What if i were to deliver a workshop on innovative learning tools – wow that gets my juices flowing just thinking about it !!

When i stray from what i really love it leads me to question where i want my career to go? As passionate as i am about e-learning there never seems to be enough of it in my roles.  So do i keep persisting and pushing for it or do i start looking into moving into an L&D management role?

How do you know when you are ready to be a manager? I have come across so many incompetent people in management – it makes you wonder how they got there.  Do you keep at it in your specialisation until you reach the management level – is that how it works?

Just random thoughts. Hopefully the e-learning side of things will start to get into gear in the next few months..it better !

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