Defining the Workforce of the Future: Developing and Retaining IT Staff

Defining the Workforce of the Future: Developing and Retaining IT Staff

Where: College of the Holy Cross
Hogan Campus Center Third Floor
College Street Gate 7
Worcester, MA
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When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer: Kara Amana of Harvard Business School & Lisa Trubitt of University at Albany, SUNY

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $145
Non Member $290
Your fee includes am break and lunch.

Event Overview
It’s no longer enough for IT to support the business needs of the institution; increasingly, our organizations are expected to serve as strategic partners to drive institutional growth. As the pace of technology accelerates, staff are expected to innovate at an equal measure. In order to be successful, IT organizations need to identify the skills for the workforce of the future, and find creative ways to encourage growth and expertise in these new and emerging areas. While this can pose significant challenges to any IT organization, some institutions have developed impressive programs that inspire and motivate staff to build new skills and reinvent their professional goals.

In this interactive, day-long workshop, discover how Cornell and Harvard Universities have developed programs to meet their future workforce needs without breaking the bank. Participants will learn how to conduct a skills assessment, determine workforce needs, and address the common obstacles that often block the transformation of IT organizations. 

Session Outcomes:
- Receive tools and techniques for conducting a needs assessment at your institution
- Create an action plan to implement learning and development programs at your institution
- Learn about training programs that support the development of business culture skills to help IT professionals with this transition    

Intended Audience:
Open to everyone.  It's an innovative approach with lively speakers. Anyone with staff will benefit from this workshop.

Click here to hear an interview with Debra Howell (one of the contributors to this workshop)

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