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There are four common misconceptions related to a managed training service.
The first one is that the service only applies to a specific type of training or is biased to a particular training provider. This is not true and the service applies to all training such as softskills, personal development, IT, telecoms, finance, legal, sales, etc.
At mantra, we do not have a limited number of our own training products that we must sell. Instead we find the training options that will best meet your needs from a network of independent training organisations. We ensure you are aware of all the alternatives when deciding on the provider, method and location of training
The second misconception is that a company with existing in-house training resources, such as a training manager and training administrator, for example, cannot benefit from a managed training service. In fact the opposite is true; this type of organisation has the most to benefit from a managed service as they are often sourcing a wide variety and style of training from multiple suppliers, creating a large amount of management and administrative work. The cost savings, both in time and money that can be made by procuring training from a single-source supplier such as mantra, can be significant.
The third misconception is that a managed training provider will take over the management of an organisation’s training to the detriment of existing suppliers. At mantra, our objective is to add value to the good work that has already been done. If you already have a list of preferred suppliers, we are more than happy to work with those, although we will, where possible, offer alternatives, as part of our value-added service, allowing you to make a truly informed decision.
The final misconception is that by using a managed training provider, there is no need to have a training administrator. Our objective at mantra is to remove much of the repetitive administration that surronds training procurement and supplier management, thus freeing training administrators to concentrate on the more strategic aspects of learning and development.