It’s a mistake to view professional development as an activity that’s orchestrated entirely by your boss.
Most employees want their bosses to give them career advice and support, but most bosses don't think that's part of their job description.
It’s not always up to the leader to dictate specific corporate training and development activities.
Employees who take initiative to present a well-thought-out plan for their corporate training definitely increase their chances of managerial buy-in.
Corporate training and development opportunities are within your reach. With a bit of legwork, thought and planning, you can feel confident in presenting a plan to your boss or leadership.
Even if you don’t get what you asked for, start thinking about ways you can reshape your request in the future. It’s good practice for pitching ideas in any part of your life—work, home, school or the community at large.