I tried to get my boss to approve it. Instead, he put me in for the companies ELP. Having gone through their other two year leadership program for High pots, I can tell you that I am not impressed with how HR runs training.
I also tried to get HR to approve listing MT as a resource and possibly getting Mark to speak here, they wouldn't even listen to me. They insisted that I should always be using their resources for managers and not go to outside sources for information. By the way, their resources lists, manuals, toolkits etc are terrible. A more confusing bundle of philosopy papers, I have never seen. Oh well, I tried....sighs.