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MoL-day 2018

MoL day 2018: Back to the future: About data technology and learning

Today’s technology revolution is not only transforming the society, it is also changing our way of living, working and learning. Learning technologies, such as MOOCs and virtual reality have shaped the way employees learn and develop and in turn redefined the role of Learning and Development managers or consultants. In general, it is assumed that technology makes learning more accessible, personalised and effective, but why is that and what opportunities does it offer exactly? Furthermore, new technology provides opportunities for data collection and analysis. Data analytics claimed its place in the war for market share. How can data analytics be applied and what are the advantages? Both learning technologies as well as data analytics will be discussed during this years’ MoL-day, titled: ‘Back to the future: About data technology and learning’.

When & Where? The MoL-day takes place at the School of Business and Economics, on the 27th of June 2018, from 13.00 to 18.30.

Join us for an inspirational afternoon and catching up with friends, alumni, current students and staff of the Management of Learning MSc. Register here

Improving People Performance in Health Care

The Future of Health Care Work: Towards Sustainable Employability and High-Performance Health Care Organizations

The turbulent environment of health care organizations is creating significant challenges for the future of health care work that have caught the attention of both researchers and practitioners. Ageing societies and policy reforms fueled by rising health care costs and shifts from state-sponsored to market-driven health care systems have raised vital questions on how to deliver high-quality care that is sustainable in terms of costs. For health care organizations, the attraction and retention of staff has also become a prominent issue as a result of ageing populations (that increase health care demand while tightening labor markets) and changing job demands that put pressure on employees’ autonomy and satisfaction. Another organizational challenge concerns the necessity to enhance flexibility and mobility in order to deal with ongoing technological and medical innovations that change the organization and nature of health care work. For individuals, career management has become a significant concern, as labor markets have become more volatile and the half-life of qualifications is increasingly shorter. In this context and in the light of an increased awareness of the strenuous nature of jobs, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a vital issue for employees. 

These and other challenges result in the fundamental question of how to effectively manage health care workers, in order to contribute to the well-being of patients in general, and to build a sustainably employable workforce that is resilient, healthy, productive and innovative?

With key notes from Professor Dr. Wilmar Schaufeli and Professor Dr. Marieke Schuurmans

Organized by: Utrecht University on behalf of the People Performance and Health Care Research Group (PPHCG): King’s College London, Dublin City University, the Institute of Health Policy and Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam), the department of Human Resource Studies (Tilburg University) and Utrecht University.

When & Where:  Thursday 15 November 2018, @ Utrecht University School of Governance

Both researchers and practitioners are invited.

Please find here more details.