Posted on: Tuesday June 26th, 2018

Author: Kilimanjaro Consulting

As highlighted in the article Do you have the skills to scale the mountain?, equipping your employees with the right tools for the job is vital in managing a successful business.  For many businesses, the adage of Time is Money is very apt. Having employees away from the office for extended periods of time to attend a training course can have a costly impact on a business.  But having them untrained can cost you more.

Fortunately, the rate at which technology advances means that the way in which we access training is constantly changing.  The days of going to a lecture/college/university to receive instruction on a topic are not yet a thing of the past. There are certain types of training that can only be conducted in a practical, controlled or simulated environment.

It is, however, not uncommon these days to access more and more training on-demand or online. These online or on-demand training courses range over a wide variety of topics, from formal tertiary education to short how-to tutorials.

At Kilimanjaro Consulting we strive to make our clients to be as self-sufficient as possible, through our diverse range of training options, so that they can get the most out of  their MYOB software.

Traditional classroom vs online/on-demand

Traditional Classroom Training

In the traditional classroom environment, learners have the opportunity to pose questions, participate in discussions and, depending on the topic, gain practical experience. Many are still of the opinion that the traditional classroom training is a more effective learning environment and the benefits from this medium far outweigh any potential benefits of online/on-demand training. Some people prefer this medium simply because they can focus their attention on learning and not be distracted by constant interruptions at their workplace.

Online Training

Online training is certainly a different learning environment – and it is one not everyone is comfortable with. It does, however, provide one fairly significant benefit over traditional classroom training: being available from the convenience of your desk. Online training is often conducted ‘live’ with the instructor conveying the information via a broadcast facility such as GoToTraining, WebEx or Skype. Just like traditional classroom training, learners still have the opportunity to participate in the course via questions and discussions, though this is usually tightly controlled to ensure this is done in an orderly manner. Similar to traditional classroom training, ‘live’ online training is conducted at set times – times not always convenient for everyone. It also means that you have to remain focused on the topic for the allotted time. Any distractions can break your concentration and you could miss out on vital or important information.

On-Demand Training

On-demand training, on the other hand, is available whenever you need it – any time of the day. This means that you do not have to set aside a specific day or time to ‘attend’ the training. Instead, you can do the training whenever it fits into your schedule, be that late at night when the rest of the family has gone to sleep, early in the morning before the office gets busy, or during the day to ‘escape’ from the barrage of emails filling your inbox.  On-demand training also has a significant benefit over classroom and online training. The course can be paused at any time; content being read online can be bookmarked and returned to later; videos can be paused or stopped and continued at a later time.

MYOB Exo and MYOB Advanced Training options available from Kilimanjaro Consulting

At Kilimanjaro Consulting, we understand the importance of providing your staff with the skills they need to work efficiently. Therefore have a number of training options available. (https://kilimanjaro-consulting.com.au/support-training/myob-exo-training-course-outline/)

Classroom-based training for MYOB Exo Business and MYOB Payroll

Kilimanjaro Consulting regularly run classroom sessions for our popular MYOB Exo Business and MYOB Exo Payroll courses. These courses are run at dedicated training facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. More information on each of these courses, including when and where these courses are conducted, is available from our website.

Customised MYOB Exo and MYOB Advanced training opportunities

Recognising that predefined training courses may not always meet clients’ specific training requirements,  Kilimanjaro Consulting also offers customised training – onsite (https://kilimanjaro-consulting.com.au/support-training/onsite-myob-exo-training/) or at our Sydney or Melbourne offices[1]. Customised training is tailored to suit your specific training requirements and unique business processes.

MYOB Exo and MYOB Advanced Remote Training

At times, a full day’s training isn’t required, or travel costs don’t warrant a half-day’s training. In such cases, Kilimanjaro Consulting can conduct training remotely – tailored to your specific needs in MYOB Exo or MYOB Advanced. These sessions usually range between 30 minutes to 2 hours and are conducted via TeamViewer or GoToTraining, depending on the training required.

[1] Subject to space and facility availability.