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Focus on People to Demonstrate Value

A workforce development plan helps managers make sure GIS staff have the skills they need to perform at a high level. The process used to create the plan has a bonus outcome. The plan documents how your organization’s GIS program, applications, and staff directly contribute to achieving strategic business objectives. Explore workforce development planning resources.

Quote from the Classroom

“I’m a knowledge shark, I’ve got a feeding frenzy for it.”

— Jerry Partridge, GIS Operator DeFuniak Springs, Florida

In August, Jerry Partridge completed his seventeenth Esri web course, for a total of 87 hours of learning in just a few weeks. Jerry admits he has a passion for learning and eagerly awaits the release of new courses to support his work in the Walton County Property Appraiser’s Office. In the meantime, he has created a feature wall to display his Esri course certificates of completion.

— Would you like to be featured? Tweet us a photo of you with your Esri certificate or your wall display to @EsriTraining.

Are You Ready to Be a Geodesigner?

During his opening talk at this year’s Esri User Conference, Esri founder Jack Dangermond talked about geodesign and its power to shape the future. He challenged everyone in the audience to become geodesigners, or at least to give it some thought. “Creating a better future, I think, requires GIS professionals,” he said.

Esri staffers Chris LeSueur and David Cardella presenting Boost Productivity with Explorer for ArcGIS on August 14, 2014.

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Esri Training Matters Blog

Aug 28, 2014

ModelBuilder 360: Amp Up the Automation
They may not earn you the title of Iron Modeler, but these techniques will help you create ArcGIS models that get a lot of work done.

July 17, 2014

ModelBuilder 220: Add Flexibility
Can a model that automates also accommodate? Yes, and here’s how.

May 29, 2014

ModelBuilder 101
Like anything in life, becoming a master modeler starts with understanding the basics.

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