I work for an IT company and have worked in this company for about two years. I am the only one on my team in my current office as my direct reporting manager is in another office in another location. My work is very independent and I don't interact much with the other teams in this office unit. I have changed managers a few times over the 2 plus years due to organization change and I am very happy with my current manager.
Unfortunately I kept getting missed out from being invited to most in-house training regardless of whether or not I need to attend them or not. Some of these training/sharing sessions are related to my work but most of the organizers 'forgot' to add me to the participant list / mailing list. Lately, there are lots of new technology we are experimenting with and we are in the midst of changing our internal processes so it would be great if I can attend these training or sharing sessions.
I have raised this concern to my manager a few times over the course of a few months and he has informed some of the organizers to include me. However, nothing has changed much and I am still not getting invites to such training especially in the office where I currently am now. Even if they did invite me to join, they invited me to the wrong training session and I found out a few days later that a local session has been conducted and I couldn't join the session they invited me to because it will be conducted in another location.
To be honest, I have given up on the idea of attending any in-house training because I cannot keep asking the other teams each time they have a meeting if it's a training/sharing session that would benefit me or just a regular team meeting. The only problem is my manager informed me that I have to attend at least 12 training / sharing / online courses per year as part of my performance appraisal.
So, what would the best course of action now? Should I just forget about the training, focus on my work and work on other training options like online training/courses? I am not sure what else I can do besides constantly checking with other colleagues and joining the training uninvited.