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Isn’t life all about people? People are responsible for successful or failed relationships, processes, plans, getting things done, and changing the trajectory of history. It’s no different in an organization – people are the critical piece of a well-executed geospatial strategy. So, if you focus on a strategy for educating, developing, growing, and nurturing those people in your organization, then it all flows from there.
My colleagues and I are excited to be at UC, sharing from our experience helping Esri users with their people strategy – we'd love to connect with you – you'll find us in all these places:  


Technical Workshops

Wednesday, July 10                                                                                        Location: SDCC - Rooms

8:30 am

Get the C-Suite’s Attention with Strategic Workforce Planning

SDCC, Room 31 A

1:00 pm

Increase GIS Adoption the Agile Way

SDCC, Ballroom 06 F

2:30 pm

Workforce Development Planning in Three Simple Steps

SDCC, Ballroom 06 F

Spotlight Talks                                               

Tuesday, July9                             Location: SDCC – Expo: Guiding Your Geospatial Journey Spotlight Theater      

10:30 am

Making It Real: Use Training to Make Your Tech Dreams Come True


Wednesday, July 10                         Location: SDCC – Expo: Guiding Your Geospatial Journey Spotlight Theater      

1:00 pm

Advance Your Goals with Esri Technical Certification


4:00 pm

Focus on Training to Go the Distance



Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday, July 11 Location: SDCC – Expo: Guiding Your Geospatial Journey Spotlight Theater                                             

Workforce Development Planning

Our training consultants will help you devise a strategy-driven learning plan that will ensure that your workforce has the skills to leverage ArcGIS. Leave with a high-level plan and strong justification to develop your workforce.   

Schedule an appointment

Expo Area

Stop by to connect 1-on-1 with Esri Staff and talk more about People Strategy
in our Guiding Your Geospatial Journey area.

Tuesday, July 9                9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Wednesday, July 10         9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Thursday, July 11             9:00 AM–4:00 PM

It’s important for an organization to realize that creating a purposeful and actionable training plan that aligns its needs, goals, and objectives is highly critical.


A plan that is focused on the learning and development of the workforce can be the rudder that guides them toward success. Employees gain a sense of purpose with a better understanding of where they’ve been, where they are, and how far they must go to reach their goal. The organization benefits from a more productive, efficient, skilled, and empowered staff.


Failure to have a strategic training plan in place for your workforce can lead to unsuccessful projects and initiatives, and staff without a focus and vision for their role in the organization.


Esri Training Consultants partner with organizations of all sizes and industries to assess current skills and knowledge, while building awareness and making recommendations for key learning resources. There are hundreds of resources, ranging from instructor led training to self-paced e-Learning. Engage with an Esri Training Consultant right away!

The Strategic Impact of a Training Plan


Esri Spotlight Talk - UC 2018

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