Strengthen Your Castle: Developing and Retaining IT Staff

Strengthen Your Castle: Developing and Retaining IT Staff

Where: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Campus Center
First Floor Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
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When: Tuesday, December 5 , 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer: Kara Bilotta 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
In this digital age, IT organizations are no longer expected to support the business, but to serve as strategic partners to drive institutional growth. The kingdom of IT is always evolving with alluring new technologies, dangerous obstacles, and the ability to respond quickly to changing needs. Your staff are no exception, and technology leaders need to invest in their development and retention. If your staff represent the walls of your castle, how do you fortify them to succeed? What skills will they need to catapult your organization forward? In this interactive, day-long workshop, discover how Cornell and Harvard Universities have developed programs to meet the needs of their respective kingdoms without having to remortgage the castle. Participants will learn how to conduct a skills assessment, determine workforce needs, and address any boulders that are currently blocking the transformation of your IT organization.

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 speakers for this workshop)

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