Will You Be Ready? How to Develop and Retain Your Workforce Today and in the Future

Thursday, May 01 | 12:45PM–1:30PM | Harborside Ballroom A
Session Type: Professional Development

A recently published ECAR report on the higher education IT workforce found that nearly one-fifth (18%) of IT professionals are at high risk for leaving their current positions. This makes retention efforts a necessary priority for all IT organizations. Interestingly, expanded professional development opportunities are second in importance only to competitive compensation in maintaining an IT workforce adequate to meet institutional needs both today and in the future. To develop innovative PD opportunities that help attract, retain, and engage talent, we must consider what skills would be seen as having both lasting value and meaningful impact. Our program at the University of Rochester has taken a creative approach to developing these offerings using a flexible and cost-effective model that can be easily adapted to changing needs.


Understand the drivers for workplace skills change * Pinpoint strategies for innovative programming to cultivate future work skills within your organization * Establish ROI to be gained from organizational development efforts


  • Jeff Carpenter

    Manager, Project Management Office, University of Rochester
  • Sam Singhal

    Co-Deputy CIO, University of Rochester

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