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Supporting Training, CPD and Staff Exchange for BCE



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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    • Supporting Training, CPD and Staff Exchange for BCE
      JISC RSC South West Conference
      Thursday 24th June, 2010
      Peter Chalk Conference Centre
      University of Exeter
      Alan Fitzgerald
      Senior Partner
      Knowledge Transfer Associates
      Consultants in Knowledge Transfer
    • JISC Programmes
    • Project Background
      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
    • Where doe BCE fit in an HEI ?
      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
    • Examples of Institutional BCE Activities
      • 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
    • The Project objectives
      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
    • Project methodology
      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
    • Project Outputs
      • 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
    • The Assessment Tool
      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
    • AURIL V3 CPD Framework
      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
    • Current Resources ‘Signposted’
      Training Programmes from JISC Advance, PraxisUnico, Kintish, Blueberry Training, Proton, The Leadership Foundation
      Tutorials and on-line guides
      Workshops & Seminars
    • Where we are with the Development ?
      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
    • Stakeholder Liaison
      JISC RSC’s
      Leadership Foundation
      The Training Gateway
    • The Assessment Tool
    • Any Questions ?