I think a more cost effective way to train/educate VA employees is through online Live Meetings. With a click of a button employee can link up with desired/required training travel free. This will save the VA tremendously on the cost of travel, i.e. hotels, airline, and hour away from office. If we utilize the tools that we already have access to the VA will be more fiscally sound.
Offer internally led workshops to employees to enhance their skill and performance. Use the talent you have to teach various classes such as computer training, safety, wellness, customer service and stress relief. This would be a great way to help employees better themselves for nearly free!
The first example comes from this morning. I, among thousands of others, received an 8 MB email announcing a one-day small business procurement... more »