Communities of practice encourage collaboration and peer-to-peer mentoring and ultimately provide a company with a viable conduit to communicate company-specific learning and training resources and requirements. More importantly, communities of practice and their blended learning environments are quickly becoming a key factor in employee retention. In this age of technology, what does it take to retain the right staff and ensure that their skill set is evolving with the software tools you employ to complete projects? In this class, we explore the steps you need to take to make full use of your internal and external communities of users to promote and provide an environment of continuous learning. Examples are from a multi-office company with a global Autodesk® product user base.
Those who are interested in creating and promoting a continuous learning environment within their company
Rebecca Arsham is the corporate CADD training manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading architectural, engineering, and construction management organizations. As the global CADD training manager, she is responsible for the development of the corporate-wide CADD training program.Both Rebecca and her co-speaker Franklin Ryan have extensive experience in the development and integration of the Community of Practice approach to promote staff engagement specifically in regards to knowledge sharing, adoption of new technologies and career development. Emails:Arsham@pbworld; RyanF@pbworld.com
Franklin Ryan is the corporate CADD Services Manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff. Franklin currently manages the Autodesk Enterprise Business Agreement for Balfour Beatty and is responsible for the CADD Services Group in the US which provides licensing, support, training, standards and BIM implementations for Autodesk and other CADD software. Franklin is the author of "All About Licensing" which was published in AUGIWorld magazine in October 2011.Franklin has extensive experience in the development and integration of corporate Communities of Practice to promote staff engagement specifically in regards to knowledge sharing and career development.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org