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Digitalisation and Training - Expert Series Webinar - Episode 1: 'Quality of learning'

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
11:00 am
Thursday, September 3, 2020
12:00 pm

Join GWO for our new Expert Series Webinars and investigate digitalisation and training. Each week we look at the topic from a specific angle, sharing the insights from our panel of industry professionals.

Today's episode concentrates on the topic of digitalisation and its impact on quality of learning. As digital technologies promise so much, can they be implemented in a GWO training system and support learning objectives to the same degree of quality? Could digital training one day deliver 100% of a GWO course? We'll consider these topics and more with our panel, followed by a chance for you to ask them questions.


Neil Pickthall - SSE Renewables
Neil Pickthall is Competency & Development Team Manager at SSE Renewables and Vice Chair of the GWO Training Committee

Neil had a long and distinguished career in the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force before working first in academia and today as Competency and Development Team Manager at SSE. His key focus areas are recruitment, development and mentoring of trainees.

Jakob Bjørn Nielsen - GWO
Jakob Bjørn Nielsen is Director of Training & Operations at Global Wind Organisation.

Jakob spent 15 years with the Danish military before embarking on a career in windpower. He has held senior training roles at both Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and MHI Vestas. He joined GWO in 2017 and is responsible for the body's training standards portfolio and operational functions of the Secretariat in Copenhagen and Herning.

John Barrie - Vestas Wind Systems A/S
John Barrie is Global Head of Technical & Safety Training Vestas Wind Systems and Chair of the GWO Training Committee

John has worked in senior training roles within the renewable energy and industrial sectors for a number of years. At GWO he helps co-ordinate the development of new standards alongside the secretariat.