Take 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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out what courses are on offer: Continue reading
Meet John Hasthorpe – one of Esri Australia’s most popular trainers. A specialist in ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server and ArcObjects – John’s career as a GIS professional spans nearly a decade.
Tell us about your role as a Senior Consultant for Professional Services at Esri Australia – what are you responsible for?
I’m a member of the training team and am primarily responsible for the delivery of ArcGIS for Server based training courses. I am also involved in the development of new training methods, approaches and resources, and look after all enterprise courses and provide mentorship to the trainers that teach them.
What do you love most about your job?
I really like having the opportunity to travel around the county and working with clients to help them get the most value out of their ArcGIS software investment. It is also great to have the opportunity to find out what our clients are doing with the software within their organisation.
We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to training. To address this, we have developed an easy and efficient system that customises training to match your learning requirements – the condensed course builder.
We are excited to announce two new Esri Australia Training Courses: ArcGIS Online Subscriptions for Organisations: Publisher Workflows and ArcGIS Online Subscriptions for Organisations: User Workflows. These one day courses represent the first tailored ArcGIS Online training offerings from Esri Australia. As many of you will know, ArcGIS Desktop Users on maintenance are eligible for a free ArcGIS Online account.
At Directions 2014, we learnt that only about 20 percent of Esri users in Australia have activated their free account. With this in mind, these new training courses provide Australian users with an opportunity to kick start their ArcGIS Online account and pick up some useful tips, resources and best practice guidelines along the way.
Last month a few members of Esri Australia’s Marketing and Communications team decided it was time we immersed ourselves in the world of GIS. It was time for a training course!
We brave few warily gathered our belongings, left the safety of the office and embarked on our GIS adventure. Destination: ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows. It is worth mentioning that we had never used ArcGIS software before and until working at Esri Australia, had no idea what GIS was. We were heading into the land of the unknown. Continue reading