Visa University: Setting the Standard in Upskilling Payments Professionals
Visa University (VU) is Visa’s flagship platform for payments capability building, offering engaging, immersive training programs to help payments professionals grow their expertise, add value to their organizations and boost their professional credibility. As a trusted learning and development partner, Visa University seeks to offer practical training and payments insights for professionals at any career stage – whether participants are new to payments or are subject matter experts.
Visa Navigate sits down with Walter Lironi, Head of Visa Consulting & Analytics for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region, to explore the world of Visa University and how, in partnership with Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA), the team is delivering world-class capability building for payments professionals.
Q1: Visa Consulting & Analytics (VCA) has broadened its scope of diverse practices by incorporating capability building into its portfolio. The VCA team, comprised of consultants, data scientists, payment experts and economists, is now joined by the Visa University (VU) team. What idea guided this decision, and what are the main benefits for clients, partners and stakeholders?
The guiding principle is quite simple. We strive to deliver unparalleled sustainable impact in everything we do at VCA. The key lever to achieve this is to ensure we create and deliver new opportunities for development and upskilling, aimed at supporting our clients, partners and stakeholders by empowering their teams. Embedding the Visa University platform, with its comprehensive offering, will allow us to build modules that can be used to improve client performance effectively, providing new, carefully curated content to address their specific needs.
This new approach will combine unique insights from the VCA and VU teams, alongside sharing inspiring use cases and best practice examples from around the world. This will be reflected in new courses and certification programs designed for a breadth of stakeholders, within and beyond financial institutions. Courses and programs will continue to be updated regularly to respond to ever-changing industry trends, and to address participants’ feedback and emerging needs.