Learning and Development has always been a strong focus of the IT Department, with IT personnel in its centre. The Department offers many opportunities for learning: through experience on the job, professional networks, books, or structured activities such as e-learning or instructor-led courses.

In addition to technical competencies, behavioural competencies are an important success factor for our work and professional development. As a guide, and as a token of our renewed commitment for learning, two Learning Paths have been introduced in the Department:

  • Expert Path
  • Leadership Path

Depending on our individual situation, we can place ourselves on one or both Learning Paths and – through an informed discussion with our supervisor – consciously plan our development. The overlap between the two paths is intentional: we want our Leaders to remain Experts in their domain and our Experts to be the Leaders of tomorrow. And it all starts with self-leadership.

These Learning Paths are aspirational, subject to the requirements of the job and budgets available. The discussion of our development goals with our supervisors is a necessary first step. 

The IT Department Training Officer maintains IT Learning Paths application guidelines.

Other Learning and Development resources:

For any question, comment or request for advice, you can contact IT-DTO@cern.ch.