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Renewable energy: skill development & human capacity building to meet future challenges, (keynote address at 10th world renewable energy technology conference 2019)

Renewable energy: skill development & human capacity building to meet future challenges, (keynote address at 10th world renewable energy technology conference 2019)

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2019) Renewable energy: skill development & human capacity building to meet future challenges, (keynote address at 10th world renewable energy technology conference 2019). In: 10th World Renewable Energy Technology Conference 2019, 22 Aug 2019, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

The capabilities of people and technologies are inter-related and inter-dependent. Developing new technologies and solutions for a sustainable future is more than just a technological challenge or a human resources one. We need to look at how people and technologies can support each other and remain current and cost-effective at all stages of their life cycles. To quickly scale up, we also need to look beyond high fliers and work with our existing people. Our challenge is to build mutually beneficial and capability enhancing relationships between people and new enabling and disruptive technologies to the advantage of both and our planet. Many contemporary approaches to talent management are costly, doomed to disappoint and unsustainable.

In contrast performance support is a focused, relatively quick and cost-effective way of securing large returns on investment, engaging people and meeting talent-on-demand requirements. It can be individualised and easily updated. People can learn and build their skills with each use. It can also be designed to match how they prefer to work and operate. A keynote address delivered by Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas at the 10th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi, India on Thursday 22nd August 2019 / [https://www.ims-productivity.com/page.cfm/content/10th-World-Renewable-Energy-Technology-Congress-2019-Renewable-Energy, 10th September]

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Additional Information: Keynote address at 10th World Renewable Energy Technology Conference 2019 at a session chaired by the author who on the inaugural day was presented with the Energy and Environment Foundation's 2019 Global Excellent Award in Renewable Energy
Uncontrolled Keywords: renewable energy, renewable energy technology, skill development, HRM, HRD, human resource management and development, human capacity building, future challenges, capabilities, technologies, new technologies, renewable technologies, talent management, talent management 2, talent strategies, talent wars, talented people, performance support, general competences, training, training and development, black box technologies, transparent technologies, deskilling, key workgroups, transformation, AI, artificial intelligence, critical success factors
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 08:54
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25250

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