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Learning and development policy

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Subject: Strapi training policy and details DRI: @Fanny Le Gallou Last update: Q3 2021 Expiration date: Q3 2022

As Henry Ford said it best: “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.“

Strapi wants Strapiers to grow and see their growth during their journey at Strapi. To do so, Strapi provides resources to enable Strapiers to succeed and grow in their roles, to develop new skills, and to support their professional and personal development.

To foster a culture of excellence, learning, and development, and to support the growth of each Strapier, Strapi offers everyone the opportunity to seek out the training they need: conferences, mentorships, workshops, competencies, new skills, and knowledge tools. We believe that giving our teams the right help at the right moment can make a big difference in both their personal and professional development. We encourage you to test, experiment, take risks, try new things, and pursue your own mission. And if you make a mistake? Let's learn from it, and share your journey with the team.

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TL;DR Strapi offers $750 + 5 days per year to each Strapier for Individual Training (pro-rata-temporis).

Types of Training

Strapi offers 3 types of training to all Strapiers

Global training

  • Initiative: Strapi
  • Audience: everyone
  • Included: global training, legal training (CSE), managers training.

Team training

  • Initiative: department DRI
  • Audience: every teammate in the department
  • Included: technical or soft-skill training.

Individual Training

  • Initiative: any Strapier
  • Audience: one Strapier
  • This includes Meet-ups, books, conferences, language classes, coding classes, personal training, and certifications.

Individual Training

Strapi encourages Strapiers to use their training budget with care & ownership.

💡 Framework: You may use your budget for any training that can help improve your professional performance.

We fully encourage all formats of training and learning as long as it fits within the framework. In addition to technical, field-related training, Strapi also encourages Strapiers to explore courses in diversity, language, emotional intelligence development, and personal development conferences.

Budget

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Time

Training Budget

Type (per year)2022Notes
Individual
$750.00
Department (Team) - Per Strapier
$700.00
Leadership Team Coaching - Per Strapier
$6,000.00
Company
$170,000.00
Global training, managers, security, ...
Individual budget exceptions

How to use my budget?

You have found a training that fits within the framework. Great!

Strapi celebrates #ownership, so you may pay for the training directly and then submit the expense for reimbursement using the Submit an expense for reimbursement process

More information about the Expense Reimbursement workflow can be found here:

Strapi also values #transparency, so we encourage you to talk with your manager during your 1:1s about how you are using your training budget.

⚠️ If you are in doubt as to if your training meets the framework criteria, speak with your manager first. Your expense may not be reimbursed if your training falls out framework above. In case of misalignment, you will be accountable to show how your training aligns with Strapi's policy.

Training principles and responsibilities

  • Any internal or external training sponsored by Strapi has to be
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    Values
    aligned. This is very important when choosing global pieces of training or conferences intended for the whole company. E.g.: you can work on an internal presentation, and adapt the content of your slides to Strapi values. Aurélien had to do so once, regarding a presentation he was usually giving during the Product onboarding.
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  • When you attend a conference or course that can benefit other Strapiers, please copy your notes here: , and share it with the team in the #people channel on Slack once it's done.
  • Feel free to share your coming favorite conferences, classes you'll attend, to spread the team with your coming training. Other folks may be interested too, and attending a Meetup with other Strapiers always makes it more fun and instructive!

Training Ideas

Platforms
Languages

You can also read about by the Strapiers in the past and see if they are recommended by them.

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