This year, our Academy and Human Resources assemblies will be combined into one event. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage our expertise in both Human Resources (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D) so that you get the most time and cost-efficient experience from the EBU. As usual we will be exploring challenges that public service media organisations face in acquiring talent and developing skills, with a special focus this year on going mobile.
We invite senior executives from EBU Members' HR and L&D departments to join us for our annual assembly. Delegates will have the opportunity to network and exchange best practice, tools, solutions and new ideas. A detailed agenda will be available soon.
The 2018 EBU Academy and HR Assembly, moderated by Jan Wifstrand, will explore how deeply the mobile shift has permeated society - how it affects what content we produce and the way we work.
Going mobile has a lot of implications for HR and L&D. It presents great opportunities for attracting young and digitally savvy candidates, for assessing the level of digital skills of staff, and for supporting the workforce with mobile applications which allows more flexible work arrangements. It also entails helping staff disconnect from the job in a 24-hour connected world while using data collected through applications for predictive analytics.
Day 1 - Thursday 11 Oct
9:00 to 9:15 - Welcome by RAI & introduction
9:15 - 10:00 - Keynote by Alessandro Biscaccianti, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech.: "How mobile is changing the world"
18:45 to 22:00 - Dinner at Casina Di Macchia Madama
10:00 to 11:15 - SESSION 1: Mobile for real, user experiences & industry development
- From news gathering to photography, the newsroom of today is mobile!
- BBC digital video and mobile division
- Classical music with a digital twist - Use of music apps, tablets and smartphones to make music
11:45 to 12:45 - SESSION 2: Mobile in action
- Building Instagram stories
- Crash course on mobile photography
- Mobile journalism in minutes
- Shooting an interview with a mobile phone
14:30 to 17:15 - SESSION 3: The learning afternoon (participants can join 2 workshops)
- Mobile stories
- Social videos
- Fake news
- The tips, apps and skills to grow your social audience
- How mobile training is changing the way we learn, and how we develop different types of training content
- The future of news: AI, visual data journalism, interactive stories
17:15 to 17:45 - SESSION 4: EBU Academy Programmes
- 3 things you need to know for 2019
17:45 to 18:00 - SESSION 5: Election of the EBU Academy Committee Members
Human Resources Sessions
10:00 to 11:15 - SESSION 1: Change management in the digital world & talent attraction
11:45 to 12:45 - SESSION 2: How to assess skills
14:30 to 15:45 - SESSION 3: Mindfulness and other ways to disconnect
How and why it works: the capacity of mindfulness to change brain structure and function (neuroplasticity) in ways that reduce stress and build mental resourcefulness
Findings on the impact of the mobile shift and constant connectivity on mental and physical health
How HR can make mindfulness accessible and practical as a means of reducing digital connectivity related stress
16:00 to 16:30 - SESSION 4: Mobile applications & flexible working schemes: absence management
- Working from home and other flexibility allowed by going mobile
- Social dialogue
16:30 to 17:15 - SESSION 5: Data analysis & management
- GDPR and predictive analysis / Going mobile and the cloud
17:15 to 17:45 - SESSION 6: How mobile applications change the way we learn and assess the outcomes of the learning
17:45 to 18:00 - FINAL SESSION: Election of the HR Committee Members
Day 2 - Friday 12 Oct
9:00 to 11:00 - SESSION 6: Mobility, agility and new work environments
11:30 to 12:30 - FINAL SESSION: Keynote on change management by Kary Bheemaiah, Director of Research at U Change
12:30 to 12:45 - Closing
12:45 to 14:00 - Lunch
19:00 to 21:00 - Optional visit in English of the Vatican Museum, seats are limited to 40 people (first come, first served)