You may understand the advantages of continuing your education, but your employer may not. To effectively justify the benefits of taking a course, you may need to explain to your employer what you will learn and how it will help both you and their company grow.
Here are some things to consider:
- Focus on how specific materials learned in the course will give them a return on their investment in your education.
- Be ready to answer questions about long and short-term benefits to them or about the potential financial payoff.
- Try to think of a way to connect what you will learn in the course to meet a current or future challenge or need in their company.
- Explain that due to the nature of the flexible online course set-up, it would not have to interfere with any of your daily work. In addition, it would save travel expenses and lost time away from work.