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Supporting Training, CPD and Staff Exchange for BCE


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JISC RSC South West Conference …

JISC RSC South West Conference
Thursday 24th June, 2010
Peter Chalk Conference Centre
University of Exeter

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  • 1. Alan Fitzgerald Senior Partner Knowledge Transfer Associates Consultants in Knowledge Transfer JISC RSC South West Conference Thursday 24th June, 2010 Peter Chalk Conference Centre University of Exeter
  • 2.  In 2008 JISC began its “Business & Community Engagement (BCE) Programme” to support institutions in their strategic management of relationships with external partners and clients  This project “Training, CPD and Staff Exchange” is one of several under the BCE Programme  It was also very aware of the Government's agenda to build the knowledge economy, and in response to a growing understanding that the emerging profession of ‘Knowledge Transfer’ was fragmented and lacking in agreed frameworks for skills assessments and standards
  • 3.  BCE could involve:  Innovation and knowledge exchange  Strategic partnerships with business  Workforce development and lifelong learning  Public and community engagement  Employer engagement  External Service provision and delivery
  • 4. • Consultancy services • Collaborative research; Contract research • Start-up companies and spin-off companies • CPD and training services • Workforce development services; Work-based learning; Work placements • Lifelong learning • Enterprise facilities, activities and education • Incubation facilities and services • Licensing of content and knowledge assets • Social entrepreneurship/corporate social responsibility
  • 5.  Determining the support and enhancement needs of the existing BCE training provision and the target BCE practitioners  Designing, in consultation with key stakeholders a JISC BCE Training Support Package  Piloting, co-delivering and evaluating the JISC BCE Training Support Package, in partnership with the appropriate training, accreditation and collaborative bodies
  • 6.  The project contained three phases:  Phase 1 (July-Oct 2008): Planning and consultation  Phase 2 (Nov 2008-Mar 2009): Conducting a training needs analysis using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, and designing the Training Support Package  Phase 3 (Apr 2009 – Jun 2010): Delivery and evaluation of the Training Support Package
  • 7. • Training Needs Analysis of BCE practitioners (Workshops, Surveys & 30 face-to-face Interviews were held) • Investigation into appropriate CPD frameworks: e.g. AURIL • Mapping of JISC Advance services, resources, events and activities against framework (Other resources and frameworks will be considered and added later where appropriate) • An Online Assessment tool to allow BCE practitioners to match areas of potential development against available resources • Series of workshops to promote/develop the above
  • 8.  Must be available on-line  Should be easy and quick to use  Based on established frameworks (AURIL V3)  Personal & secure (Password protected)  Skills based rather than ‘Job’ based  Maps available resources to skills required  Could be used as part of a Personnel Appraisal scheme  Will only use ‘validated’ resources
  • 9.  1. Key Role - Manage Information and Communication  2. Key Role - Manage Relationships  3. Key Role - Manage Projects  4. Key Role - Manage the Commercial Interface  5. Key Role - Manage Operations within a Legal Context  6. Key Role - Problem Solve and Manage the Decision Making Process  7. Key Role - Provide and be a Source of Leadership  8. Key Role - Provide Leadership at the Senior Management Level
  • 10.  Training Programmes from JISC Advance, PraxisUnico, Kintish, Blueberry Training, Proton, The Leadership Foundation  Tutorials and on-line guides  Workshops & Seminars  Videos
  • 11.  Pilot system based on the Netskills existing iSkills tool is almost complete  Mapping of existing resources is well underway  In-house Alpha & Beta User Testing completed  On schedule for V1 release in 2010
  • 12.  AURIL  IKT  PraxisUnico  JISC RSC’s  HEA  Leadership Foundation  The Training Gateway  NCCPE  UALL