Sharing Perspectives and Realizing Knowledge (SPARK)
SPARK is a joint program between OneIT and HCIS for professionals within the IT community to enhance experiential, or "on-the-job" learning and career mobility. Experiential learning is one mechanism to help ensure the skills of our IT workforce meet current and future institutional needs, a specific strategy under the IT Workforce of the Future goal in the OneIT Strategic Plan, and aligned with UI Health Care’s ICARE core values.
SPARK benefits our campus
- Aligning employee development with organizational needs
- Leveraging existing skilled employees to address skills shortages
- Driving recruitment, retention, productivity, and engagement, and reducing turnover
- Identifying commonalities and opportunities for collaboration, building cohesion within the campus IT community
SPARK benefits our people
- Cultivating curiosity
- Experiencing stretch opportunities
- Exploring and opening up career interests and aspirations
- Generating ideas and innovation with new people in new settings
- Gaining a broader perspective to help them operate more effectively
If you have questions about SPARK, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about SPARK
- Observation vs. immersion experiences: SPARK comprises various opportunities, from one- to two-hour observational experiences to longer-term, immersive experiences, where an employee may rotate into a different workgroup for an extended period of time.
- Participation: Whether you're interested in hosting or participating in SPARK, this information will get you started.
- Opportunities: Find current openings and past examples of past SPARK experiences.
- Who's involved: a list of the SPARK project team members
- FAQ: answers to common questions about SPARK