We have this wonderful program at P&G that happens every 3 – 4 months. It is called Personal Development Day when essentially every meeting and other obligation gets set aside and everyone works on developing their skills.
And by everyone, I mean everyone. The program started first in Purchases and quickly spread across all of Product Supply.
There are suggestions on various training programs you could pursue and various ad hoc classes offered. For the most part however, it is up to you to determine what you want to learn; for a full day, you get to focus on just that.
You can try it too – maybe a full day might be too much at first so try a few hours. Simply book an appointment with yourself and learn something new that will help you in your work and life.
Any boss you doesn’t support you becoming the best version of yourself needs to be replaced!