Competence Development Guide

Competence Development Guide

People and technology

The introduction of new approaches, methods and tools requires an integrated approach in which the business, architecture, process, organization and people are all taken into account. But where to start?

Together with you, we develop a competence development plan consisting of sharing, learning, and/or acceleration activities.

The shape of the plan is totally dependent on your needs, ambitions and required impact. Below, you can find some key elements of our competence development guide .

Why companies invest in competencies

In today’s complex and fast-changing high-tech industry, competence development is key. In order to stay fit for the future and deliver the required performance, professionals and teams need to apply new approaches, methodologies and tools. Personal and professional development is important for the stimulation and support of individual careers and the growth of teams.

How to develop competencies

The competencies of engineering professionals are coupled to their roles, tasks and responsibilities. ESI distinguishes between three different target groups:

  1. Engineers who apply methods, tools and techniques in a 'known' technical environment to deliver a proper working system component.

  2. (Lead) designers who guide and balance the design at a (sub-)system level by focusing on functionality, (de)composition, trade-offs, relationships and interfaces, behavior and system dynamics.

  3. System architects who shape the system in an ill-structured and changing market and business environment with a focus on customers and business value.

For each target group, different knowledge, skills and mindsets are needed. In order to accommodate competence development, ESI therefore offers competence development activities on various topics and in different formats.

What we offer

ESI offers three kinds of learning activities:

  1. Sharing: getting new perspectives and inspiration from the network.

  2. Learning: boosting knowledge and skills by attending workshops, webinars, courses, etc.

  3. Acceleration: in-house programs to accelerate both careers and innovation.