24 October 2011, Wokingham (UK)
Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT training and Business Skills, announced today the launch of a new program ‘Business Skills for IT Professionals’ in the region that covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This new offering is designed specifically to equip IT professionals with the skills and knowledge required to maximise their success in today’s business environment.
As the pace of technological innovation continues to accelerate, organisations are increasingly looking towards their IT departments to help capitalise on new technologies in order to achieve business results. This shift in expectations with regards to how IT interacts with the business has created the need for IT professionals to develop a new set of competencies.
‘While there are some programs in the market that focus on communication or leadership skills for technical people, there really aren’t any programs that provide the opportunity to learn about all of the inter-personal and personal skills required by today’s IT professional’ says Michelle Moore, Leadership and Business Skills Product and Business Development Director for Global Knowledge in EMEA. ‘Our new program allows IT people to develop more than just communication skills. It also addresses key competencies such as being business-focused and acting as an enabler of change.’
The new 2-day workshop was developed drawing on content from a variety of programs in Global Knowledge’s award-winning portfolio as well as current research.
‘This Business Skills for IT Professionals workshop provides delegates with the opportunity to learn how to maximise personal effectiveness from a company who has an in-depth understanding of their real life challenges and opportunities.’ says Richard Pryor-Jones, President of Global Knowledge, EMEA. ’Our customers tell us that they see the IT expertise of a Learning Provider as a critical factor in the success of their development initiatives,’ added Pryor-Jones.