How will taking this class/course/conference fit into your career plans?
What are your other options?
What are the plusses and minuses of each choice?
What other things might you consider doing to meet your goals?
What could you do to learn besides taking classes through Professional & Organizational Development (POD)?
What about strengthening some other skills?
Are you seeking a leadership position in your future plans?
How will this class enhance your abilities?
Have you developed a timeline to complete this work?
Who else needs to be involved? How will they be affected? How will you gain their support?
How can you pursue this course and maintain your current workload?
How do you plan to apply the knowledge you gain through training?
Is this the best fit for your goals, or are there other possibilities?
On a scale of 1 to 10, what is the likelihood that you will do this? If it’s less than a 7, do you really have the motivation to do the necessary work?