Program Director, Training and Skills

10 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Global Knowledge

Background You have seen me blogging on this site since a while now. In case you’re not yet aware of who I am, please have a look to me and my content. I first heard about Global Knowledge years ago, when I tried to increase the Education Channel in Europe. They were one of the […]

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22 March 2017

Customer focus of Education: My University and what TSIA suggests

Customer focus of my university I studied at the Technical University in Munich. They are one of the best Universities in Germany. All professors working there are proud of what they achieved. And looking back I have to say the University is really good. I was proud when I finished. And I had a fast […]

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15 March 2017

Skills Gap: 2015, 2016,…

Learning from the history I completed yesterday a short learning snipped around Digital Transformation. While working through this a link to an article came up from Gartner from 2015. The article highlighted, that already in 2015 65% of CIOs believed, that there is a talent crisis. I was surprised. I remember I heard and read […]

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9 March 2017

What is counting more than the words of our Clients?

30-day-Social-Digital-Challenge and Story Telling There is currently inside IBM the “30-day-Social-Digital-Challenge” going on. This means there is a short learning session every day around good practices and ideas. Finally the expectation is to learn more around Social Media for everybody. I started to listen in yesterday finally for the first time after a short vacation, […]

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15 February 2017

COBOL usage today

Did you know: 80 percent of the world’s daily business transactions rely on COBOL? I have to say I was surprised when I saw the facts from a recent Wall Street Journal article. The article refers to the fact that Cobol still plays a big role. I would have thought the language is no longer […]

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8 February 2017

I’m part of Generation C

Generation C, X, Y, Z I think I understood the differentiation of Generation X, Y, Baby Boomers, Millennials. – Now you do not know what Generation C is? I read about “Gen C” in a Bog Post and learnt this means “Connected Consumer”. Referring to this I felt directly in love with this definition. Why? […]

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30 January 2017

You’re not convinced of Virtual Classes? There is a solution

Speaking about Virtual Classes there are lots of pros and cons, discussions around generation differences and much more. I personally think there is a simple fact: Not everything you want to learn exists as face-to-face classroom training today. So, why talking about advantages and disadvantages of Virtual Classroom? Why even wasting a thought if you […]

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23 January 2017

Easily Modernize Applications to Stay Competitive – shouldn’t we speak about Training instead?

Yesterday, I found  an interesting article around “Easily Modernize Applications to Stay Competitive”. When I was reading the article I learned a lot about what could be done and got some good advice. I felt comfortable with the guy who wrote the article. But suddenly I was thinking: He is giving kind of good training, […]

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13 January 2017

Quality training with ultimate flexibility: Statistics 2016 and what they tell you for you 2017 Learning Approach

I would like to share two statistics about satisfaction with Digital Learning:  And two quotes from students: “Having access to high quality lectures and lab exercises on demand is amazing. I don’t have the ability to take enough time off from work to take classes like this in person, so having them available as a […]

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11 January 2017

Why Self-Directed Learning Matters in Today’s Cloud-Focused World

As technology continues to shift more and more to the cloud, the mentality of those in charge of dispersing training funds could be following in the same direction. In the past, spending a week away from the office for training may have been the most viable and possibly the only option. Now times are changing […]

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4 January 2017

Use Storytelling when developping eLearning – and implement what is already a success for CMOs

As IBMer we started some years ago to discover that storytelling is a very valuable approach in various areas, from Management to Sales and Marketing. I was now surprised to find multiple articles around this, including an article around eLearning and the value of Storytelling for learners – and on the other hand an interesting […]

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28 December 2016

Quality training with ultimate flexibility

You need effective training on your timeline. Studies show watching a video doesn’t always transfer needed skills alone – that’s why Globalknowledge, one of IBMs Global Training Partners, combined the best features of instructor-led training with the best of self-paced. This new delivery format provides the same world-class training quality as a traditional classroom with the flexibility […]

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20 December 2016

2016 IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship

The ninth annual IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship program is accepting applications through January 30, 2017. To be considered for this scholarship, students must demonstrate excellence in their enterprise computing coursework as well as plans for continued growth on the mainframe in their academic and professional careers. The top scholarship recipient will earn the […]

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12 December 2016

Old but still up-to-date: Learning strategy— an investment in the future

When surfing the web another day I sumbled accross an old (old = dated from 2005) article from Jay Cross. He created at that time a paper around Learning Strategy, and I got reminded that I liked this article when it was fresh and new, and even in our times of lots of changes this […]

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8 December 2016

Bridging IT Skills Gaps to Transform Your Business

IT organizations are increasingly being held accountable to bring digital value to the business and participate as a strategic partner. To this end, IT organizations must ensure they have the right skills at the right time to support the strategic direction of the business and contribute overall ROI. Deploying an IT skills framework provides an […]

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6 December 2016

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Thinking of IBM Skills and overall IT Skills most people reading this Blog are spending time either finding the right training from a content or delivery method point of view, but I have never spoken to somebody who started a discussion around how to learn. And maybe this would be an important part. When I […]

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28 November 2016

93% of students reported they were likely to apply what they learned from labs and exercises

Quality training with ultimate flexibility You need effective training on your timeline.  Studies show watching a video doesn’t always transfer needed skills alone – that’s why Global Knowledge combined the best features of instructor-led training with the best of self-paced. This new delivery format provides the same world-class training quality as a traditional classroom with the […]

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24 November 2016

More than 30 years Mainframe experience: Integrata. Your IBM Training Partner in Germany.

You are looking for opportunities to gain knowledge around Mainframe or increase your existing skills? Integrata offers single and individual courses as well as multiple part modules for z/OS application developers, system engineers and adminstrators. More than 30 years Mainframe experience characterize the power of Integrata. Integrata is offering official IBM Training in Germany based […]

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