Category Archives: Training

Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Angus Hooper

Angus HooperTake a moment to get to know one of the stars in our training team.

What are you responsible for?

In my role as a consultant within Customer Care at Esri Australia, I work to ensure our clients are learning best practise to help leverage GIS in their business processes. I also work within the technical support space on topics such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS and Python.

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Buy now, train later

It’s that time of year again, leading up to the end of financial year, when we are tallying up our costs and expenditures, and getting our budgets in order.

If you are one of the lucky ones to find a few extra gold coins left in the piggy bank, and want to make the most of your remaining funds, then we have a solution for you.

Purchase Esri Australia Learning and Services units! These units provide you with access to training and professional services as you need them – they are similar to gift vouchers where you can purchase them now and use them as you need them over the next 12 months.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Nathaniel Meyer

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Nathaniel Meyer – Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Nathaniel Meyer – one of Esri Australia’s senior consultants – and a specialist in ArcGIS for Desktop and geodatabases. To help you get to know Nathaniel better, he spent five minutes in the hot seat answering our questions.

EA: Tell us about your role as a senior consultant/trainer at Esri Australia what are you responsible for?
NM: I’m a member of the training team where I am responsible for developing new eLearning content and mentoring our extended training family. I am also responsible for delivering the geodatabase and desktop courses.

EA: What do you love most about your job?
NM: The opportunity to constantly learn new things, working within a team of passionate GIS professionals, and being able to get out and about to meet clients and help them improve their GIS skills.

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Making technical training count – customised learning and capitalising on momentum

Since joining the Esri Australia training team, I have had the privilege of working with many of our largest and longest standing clients, in addition to new clients migrating from other GIS technologies, or embracing location analytics for the first time.

The common thread here though is that regardless of an organisation’s experience with location, every client I speak to is eager to embrace enterprise-wide change – a point that particularly rings true when organisations strengthen their software deployment with Esri Australia technical training.

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Add to your GIS toolkit with new workshops

A series of new hands-on workshops have just been made available. Originally debuted at Ozri 2015, the workshops cover a range of topics including ArcGIS Pro, web apps and Python and vary in length from half-day to full day.

Featuring practical content delivered by Esri Australia’s certified technical specialists, these workshops offer GIS professionals the chance to get better acquainted with ArcGIS Pro, AppStudio for ArcGIS and customer analytics, while programmers can sharpen their Python skills with an ArcPy session.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Jack Bowrey

Jack Bowrey - Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Jack Bowrey – Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Jack Bowrey – one of Esri Australia’s senior consultants, and a specialist in developing strategic training and workforce capability plans.  To give you a little more insight into Jack, the spatial enthusiast spent five minutes in the hot seat answering our questions.

EA: Tell us about the responsibilities of
your role as an Esri Australia Professional Services senior consultant?

JB: In my role within the training leadership group, I work closely with clients –
particularly within the national security sector – to develop and implement strategic workforce capability and training plans based on organisational roles and responsibilities. I also develop new training methods and materials and provide training services to our broad range of clients.

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Extend your training budget into the next financial year

It’s that time of year again, and with the end of financial year (EOFY) in sight, I thought I would share a tip on how to get the most out of your training budget this year – but for next year’s gain.

Common feedback we receive from users says by the time EOFY rolls around, many have surplus training funds to spend, however, no time to use them by the 30 June deadline.

In response to this feedback, we have developed a simple solution which gives you flexibility and greater control over your training for the next financial year – Learning and Services Units.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Andrew White

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Andrew White – Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Andrew White – one of Esri Australia’s Consultants and a specialist in ArcGIS for Desktop and Server. We spent five minutes with Andrew to find out what inspires him to help clients reach their full GIS potential.

EA: Tell us about your role as a Consultant for Professional Services at Esri Australia – what are you responsible for?

AW: In my support role, I assist clients with any ArcGIS Desktop and Server queries they may have. As a trainer, I teach the ArcGIS foundation courses, including: Introduction to GIS, Essential Workflows and Performing Analysis.

EA: What do you love most about your job?

AW: The diversity of my role, working in a team, and the opportunity to share my GIS knowledge with others – whether it be through teaching a course or providing technical support to clients.

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New courses to hone your GIS skills

We have recently added two new courses to our line-up of training options to help you take your GIS know-how to the next level.

Designed to cater for the increasing scope of GIS users, the courses will show you how to do more with the technology and bring you up to speed with all the latest developments.

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Five minutes with an Esri Australia trainer – Daniela Bramante

Daniela Bramante - Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Daniela Bramante – Senior Consultant, Esri Australia

Meet Daniela Bramante – one of Esri Australia’s Senior Consultants – and a specialist in developing workforce capability plans that help organisations achieve their operational goals. To give you a little more insight into Daniela, she spent five minutes in the hot seat answering all our questions. 

EA: Tell us about your role as a Senior Consultant for Professional Services at Esri Australia – what are you responsible for?

DB: I am a member of the training team where I am responsible for working with clients to create workforce capability plans and suitable training plans for organisations based on their internal roles and responsibilities. I am also involved in the development of new training methods and materials, mentoring members of the training team as well as delivering training to clients.

EA: What do you love most about your job?

DB: The variety of work and the opportunity to spend quality time with clients to implement best-practice GIS solutions.  Continue reading