Change and Communications manager Angela Hamilton explains why training is such an important feature of the Business Transformation programme …
You may not be aware of this, but training is a large part of what we do in the Change and Communications team.
An effective training programme will help us get ready for the changes to the way we work that will come as a result of OneUniversity.
One of the benefits of the revised date is that it allows us to train more people, making sure that when we do go live, University business won’t suffer and we’ll be able to get on with our jobs.
When we consider how an organisation changes its behaviours or its ways of working as a result of something as big as the Transformation Programme, we’re really looking to do this on two levels; individual and organisational.
Our approach to this involves identifying, amongst other things, the benefits of the change at an individual level; and working with Schools and Directorates to identify suitable and appropriate change, communications and training plans to help move teams through the process and out the other side as smoothly as possible.
Hands on training won’t be available to everyone so the focus at the moment is on making sure that there are a variety of training and educational tools and resources available for use before, during and after go live.
So, what about the training?
The majority of this will take place in the three weeks running up to go live, which ensures that the knowledge is fresh in people’s minds. A revised training plan has been agreed and this will be communicated to School Managers and Directors who will nominate appropriate staff to take part in the various sessions.
In addition to this, we’ll schedule a number of drop-in surgeries and demos on a variety of topics including expenses and requisitioning.
Further information on these sessions, including dates, will be published on this blog so keep checking back regularly.