When I started my own company one of the reasons was, I wanted to educate myself more then the average company would let me do. I set my goal to spend between 10% and 20% of my revenu (not profit) on educating myself. For this I am traveling the world to learn from the best.
Next to all the conferences I went to, I was in training classes from Joseph Pelrine (Csm), David Hussman(Coaching), Jeff Patton(csp), Robin Dymond(csm), Mike Cohn(user stories + Agile Planning), Rachel Davies (retrospectives), Emmanuel Gaillot(Retrospectives), Vera Peeters, Pascal Van Cauwenberghe, Jim and Michelle McCarthy(Core Protocols), Dr Covey sr(seven habits), Dr Covey Jr(the speed of trust).
(sorry if I forgot your name).
I also did a 1 year training on leadership and a two year training on Gestalt therapy. I try to read 30 pages a day. (that is harder since I have kids).
I even did a Prince2 training, to understand it better.
Of course I also learned a lot of PairCoaching together with people like Ignace Hanoulle, Els Ryssen, Jim & Michele Mccarthy, Paul Reeves, Victoria Gray, Pascal Van Cauwenberghe, Vera Peeters, Johan Peeters, Xavier Quesada, Joke Vandermaele, Jef Cumps,Tiago Garcez, Michael Sahota, Deborah Preuss, Ralp Miarka, Jurgen De Smet, Robin Dymond, Philippe Launay. (I limited this list to agile people)
If my clients are happy that is because of these people. These were all courses I have selected.
And I do have more ideas:
Aye conference (when they organize it when I can go without missing my son’s birthday)
Finish my gestalt therapy course
People I wish to follow at least a one day workshop from:
David Anderson, Alistair Cockburn, Lisa crispin, Esther Derby,Jutta Eckstein, Henrik Kniberg, Alexey Krivitsky, Diana Larsen, Tom and Mary Poppendieck,JB, Johanna Rothman, Jean Tabaka, Mateo vaccarini
These are the agile trainers and techniques I could come up with in 5 minutes.
I know I have forgotten a lot that I would add if I think longer, but that is not my point, I believe very much in you don’t know what you don’t know and in open communication, customer collaboration. Will you tell me what course you think I’m still missing? What is the course you love or can’t afford to go to?Where do you want me to spend money on?