If you’re one of the lucky ones, when you joined your company as a program manager, you went through several weeks of onboarding. There you learned a variety of things ranging from your company’s program management methodology to what tools were at your disposal and where to store all of the artifacts you use when driving a program forward. I hope you learned practical skills like risk management and understanding meeting management best practices, which can vary significantly by company. Once you’re up and running and feeling good about the impact you’re having, it’s a good idea to think about how you’ll ensure that your learning continues as you progress in your role. There are great courses available on topics such as influencing without authority, effective communication skills, and becoming a trusted advisor. As students head back into the (virtual) classroom and you realize you haven’t yet spent your annual professional development budget, you might think about what training you can sign up for to enhance your program management skill set.