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Digital Transformation

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - June 9 @ 1:00 pm

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Online – Apr 12, 2024 to Jun 9, 2024

As disruptive innovations and new technologies continue to shape our world, being prepared to adapt is more important than ever. To keep up, your organization must have a strategy that enables your business to respond to our changing landscape and embrace emerging technology. From mastering new technologies to ensuring your teams can successfully adapt to technological change, avoid future roadblocks by strengthening your knowledge of digital transformation today.

This eight-week online course, developed in partnership with the Ontario Engineering Academy and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), addresses the impact that technology is having on our workforce and helps you discover new technologies and develop a plan for their integration into your workplace. It covers current digital transformation models, and examples of new technologies and their applications, and offers unique case studies from a wide range of organizations that have undergone their successful digital transformation.

You will also be able to interact with professionals from various industries through peer learning and a facilitated open forum. As millions of jobs are displaced by the division of labor between humans and technology, this course prepares you to balance your technology, people, and processes, so your organization can remain competitive and agile in today’s marketplace.

Outcomes

  • Examine the impact that technology will have on your career.
  • Discover emerging digital opportunities and explore the technology that will be the best fit for your organization.
  • Understand the common challenges that organizations face with digital transformation.
  • Balance the human and organizational aspects of digital change.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to guide your digital transformation.
  • Explore innovative solutions to avoid potential roadblocks to your own digital transformation plans.
  • Utilize practical tools and techniques to continuously improve your digital strategy.
  • Develop your skills and digital literacy and build a compelling case for your business to implement a new digital strategy.

1:1 Coaching for all Learners

For the duration of the program, the instructor offers one hour of individual 1:1 coaching to each participant in addition to the scheduled program sessions. Use this time to discuss your ideas to help your organization achieve digital change. Receive expert feedback and insight that you can implement into your plan.

Course Overview

  • Expert instruction from University of Waterloo faculty.
  • Live discussion sessions via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1 p.m. ET (also available as recordings).
  • Peer discussions and networking opportunities.
  • Case studies from well-known organizations in a variety of industries.
  • Four hours of independent work online each week (including graded assignments and activities).
  • Capstone project that integrates your learning.

Attendance requirement: It is highly recommended that participants attend live sessions, but it is not required. Live discussion sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

 

Testimonial: Great program where you get to find out about real world success and failures and academic theory behind digital transformation. Great course to put in everyone’s toolbox to prepare ourselves for any future involving any kind of transformation. NEIL RAMPERSAD, P.ENG, BRANCH MANAGER, ADVANCED ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals who lead or influence their organization’s digital transformation.
  • Business and technology leaders seeking to innovate or adopt new technologies for their workplace.
  • Project managers.

Benefits for your organization

  • Improve your chances of success, including obtaining stakeholder buy-in, when adopting or implementing new technology.
  • Modernize your systems, processes, operations, and customer service.
  • Strengthen your resource management to improve productivity and increase profitability.
  • Increase your business’ digital agility for faster innovation, adaptation, and continuous improvement.

Get support and download a letter to attend

 

For professional engineers: Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive 40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours from the Ontario Engineering Academy, part of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Also, it may qualify to receive the mandatory CPD hours for the Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program for Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) licence holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register and receive your early bird discount, click HERE

 

Peter Carr, PhD, P.L.Eng

Continuing Lecturer, University of Waterloo | Program Author and Instructor, WatSPEED

 

Peter Carr is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences, and has been consulting on the topic of digital transformation for 18 years. He is an expert on the use of technology in business and society. His key areas of focus for research and teaching include: technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, the use of social media to improve business performance, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology, and online learning.

Carr works on the use of technology in developing countries. Most recently this work has included the creation of the Technology Enabled Education Resource Library, with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi. Prior to that, he contributed to over 20 projects with NetHope and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He was the Technical Editor of the book “PMP Professional Study Guide, 3rd edition” by Joseph Phillips (McGraw Hill, 2009). He has taught Project Management and Operations Management courses internationally, and has been featured in case studies by Microsoft and BlackBerry. He has created two project management based online simulations. He recently completed contributions to a report on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector in Canada.

Carr holds a PhD in lean transformation of traditional manufacturing organizations from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He also has strong ties to industry. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he was executive director at the Centre for Innovative Management at Athabasca University.

Details

Start:
April 12 @ 12:00 pm
End:
June 9 @ 1:00 pm
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