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20 Ways for L&D Professionals to Spend Use-or-Lose Budget Before December 31

The holidays are fast approaching, which means the Train Like A Champion 1-word resolution post will soon be here. Before we get to resolutions, however, we have some ideas for you in the event you find yourself with some extra funds that need to be spent before your finance team can close out the books for 2019.

Books for Your Professional Library

While you can always browse our list of must-read books for any L&D professional, a few more have come to my attention in the past year, including:

Handy Gadgets

There are a few little gadgets that can make any trainer’s life a little more fun, including:

Cool Online Tools

  • Snagit for screen capturing and more
  • Camtasia for video editing
  • Soapbox for creating your in-person training sessions in about 5 minutes
  • Storyline for rapid authoring of elearning

Professional Development Opportunities

What did I miss? If you have extra use-or-lose money budgeted for this year, how would you spend it?

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