So I just started a new job at a fabulous start up in the IT field. I have recently had a lunch meeting with my boss and one thing I have wondered is when is an appropriate time to ask about training workshops and what he sees me attending. I just started this job about a week and a half ago and I know that is soon, but I am just wondering if when should I ask and how should I approach it?
After the probationary period that is usually 3 months. Generally, the approach would be to suggest this is part of professional development that would make one a better employee by knowing more about technology X or learning about methodology Y. There is something to be said for how close does the training fit with what the organization uses as a .Net shop may not want someone to go learn a lot about Linux if all the machines run Windows.
For small training that are less than a day, earlier may be worth trying as there isn't as much of a time loss. If the training is a few days this could mess up timelines to some degree.