Learning and Development in the IT World


Thursday 2 May 2013, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Room A002 Ellison Building , Northumbria University, Northumberland Road Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE1 8ST


This is a joint BCS Newcastle Upon Tyne Branch & BCS Learning & Development Specialist Group event

2012 was another year of change in businesses across the world and it would be unusual to find someone who thought that 2013 was going to be any different.

Change is a very unsettling word, particularly where organisational change includes systems, processes and behaviours that have become embedded ways of working. Systems and processes can change but it is the way we interact with them that has the biggest impact. That's why many organisations now see the benefit of managing IT-enabled business change, not in technical terms, but in people terms. And yet still 70% of all major change efforts in organisations fail.

Most organisational change involves an element of learning, in a variety of forms, but the most successful combine technology, process improvement and highly-skilled, motivated people, placing learning at the centre of successful business change. In this presentation,

Jooli Atkins, FBCS CITP, Chair of BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group, SFIA Accredited Consultant and Director of Matrix FortyTwo with over 30 years experience in the Profession, will discuss the reasons why learning is an essential ingredient in the recipe for successful IT-enabled business change and explore ideas for IT and L&D colleagues to work together to implement change effectively.