Filling the gaps in our learning can sometimes seem like a never ending journey. One person cheerfully quipped that her learning curve was getting more like a spiral – which is one way of looking at it. This person was doing the mandatory online anti fraud and money laundering course set by our employer. There were always online courses of undertaken during each quarter. These were automatically monitored and anyone not completing, or not even registering to take part, would be notified to their line manager by default. As with every employer, they are persuaded by training suppliers that all the employees would benefit from this course or that. It’s much easier to make it mandatory for all to undertake it than spend time assessing who would actually benefit & who wouldn’t. If the course is well written and not bunged up with jargon and repetitive formula, everyone will gain something from an online course, if only to wake up the brain cells now and then!