I am interested to know how you handle authorisation for going onto training courses.
Currently we ask attendees before they enroll into a course to check with their managers that their attendance will not be too much of a burden on their team and their current work load.
The problem with this approach is that from time to time people forget to check with their managers and this causes friction with the L&D department.
We have looked at contacting each attendees line manager to make sure they know oabout their direct report going on a course, but this is way too demanding and would probably means we'd need someone part time to handle just this.
Any ideas would be welcome at this point as we are not too sure what to do to solve this problem.