Professional Identity

After a day off ill yesterday, it was back to normal.

One of my more interesting discussions was with an external visitor from what was formerly the British Computer Society, now the Chartered Institute for IT.

I’m particularly interested in how they might be able to work with us in terms of helping to ensure IT staff are recognised as being part of a formal profession.

Once we have completed the Corporate Review of IT I want us to be looking at the professional standing of staff, and how we develop them for the future. Part of of that is by looking at development that is transferable and valued beyond their immediate role or indeed beyond this organisation.

I’d be very interested in people’s views on this – is it something worth investing in?

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