The 2019 Learning Plan is a clear testimony of our focus on the changing business environment in the financial industry. The steady rise of a robust digital and fintech ecosystem is significantly disrupting the dynamics of the Banking industry.
The rapid strides made in the domains of Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Robotic Process Automation etc. could even result in the disappearance of many current jobs going forward.
Needless to say, the competencies and attitude of the workforce should undergo a metamorphosis to be prepared for the disruptive digital era. For 2019, EIBFS has focused on the new theme of ‘Techno-Functional Skills’, which focuses on complementing the functional skills with technology skills. We have
also greatly enhanced our Personal Development offerings to support the workforce in these disruptive times.
The 2019 plan is the result of a holistic industry driven multi stage Learning Need Analysis. EIBFS institutionalized a new Fintech Training Lab with experts from the Fintech space to help us understand the future learning needs. The LNA process also received great impetus from the Functional Business Heads and HR managers who contributed with their valuable insights.
The 2019 plan has many transformational changes which will benefit both the industry and the learners alike. With 690 programs, the 2019 Plan has a 16% increase in the number of programs offered as compared to 2018. We have introduced the new Fintech & Analytics vertical with 82 programs covering all the futuristic areas.
The 2019 plan features focused programs like Continuing Professional Education (CPE), Masterclasses, Blended courses, Panel discussions, accredited qualifications like the CEU and National Qualifications apart from various Professional certificates.
We urge the Banking and Financial services industry to join us in this transformational journey to develop a talent pool which can look forward to the
future with hope.
Jamal Ahmed Al Jassimi