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Scalable & cost-effective facilitation
of professional identity transformation
in public employment services
This project ...
www.employid.eu
Motivation
Challenges for European Public Employment Services (PES):
• high unemployment rates due to econ...
www.employid.eu
EmployID project facts
Objectives:
• to deliver sustainable and cost-effective support for professional id...
www.employid.eu
Elements of Professional identity
www.employid.eu
Professional identity (trans)formation
Model of occupational identity formation (Brown, 1997)
Changes for ...
www.employid.eu
Individual characteristics
Motivation, self-efficacy, resilience,
career adaptability
Cognitive developmen...
www.employid.eu
Support the group to:
•Collaboratively reflect and share good practice, problems and innovation
•Support s...
www.employid.eu
Facilitation
“a technique by which one person makes things easier for others”
Kitson, Harvey, McCormack (1...
www.employid.eu
Human Facilitators
• Multiple roles
• trainers, coaches, moderators, peer learners…
• Important skills set...
www.employid.eu
Tools as Facilitators
• eCoaching tools
• For self coaching & peer coaching (intervision)
• Documentation,...
www.employid.eu
Example:TheTalkReflection App
Reflection of Conversations
With Clients
www.employid.eu
Example:TheTalkReflection App
• Created together with companies /
organisations and evaluated in different...
www.employid.eu
Example: Mobile Self-Coaching
www.employid.eu
Self-Coaching with your Mobile
• Self-Coaching: Guided process in tool
• clarification of the problem
• de...
www.employid.eu
Example: MOOCs Learning Online
Learning online,
Taking exams,
Getting certified
www.employid.eu
MOOCs: Learning Online
• Advantages of MOOCs
• High-quality content freely accessible
• Accessible for man...
www.employid.eu
Environments as Facilitators
www.employid.eu
Contextual challenges
conceptual
socio-technical
methodological
www.employid.eu
• Don’t forget to analyze the context in
detail!
• Listen to employees, look out for key informants
• Don’...
www.employid.eu
EmployID facilitation approach
www.employid.eu
Expected outcome:
•Acknowledge and share practitioner knowledge, skills and professionalism
•Support trans...
www.employid.eu
What are we trying to do?
www.employid.eu
Thank you!
EmployID project team
Dr. Barbara Kieslinger
Project Coordinator
Centre for Social Innovation –...
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Learning Innovation in Public Employment Services

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The EmployID project is a major EU-funded four-year project which aims to support staff in Public Employment Services (PES) to develop appropriate competences that address the need for integration and activation of job seekers in fast changing labour markets. It builds upon career adaptability in practice, including career management skills and quality as well as evidence-based frameworks, for enhanced organisational learning. It also supports the learning process of PES practitioners and managers in their professional identity development by supporting the efficient use of technologies to provide advanced coaching, reflection, networking and learning support services. The project focuses on scalable and cost effective technological developments that empower individuals and organisations to engage in transformative learning practices, assisting their capability to adapt to rapidly changing pressures and demands.

This presentation describes the concept of facilitation in terms of different facilitation support. It also reports from the first insights into contextual exploration and derives important contextual challenges for the implementation of learning innovations in Public Employment Services.

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Learning Innovation in Public Employment Services

  1. 1. Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 619619 Introducing learning innovation in public employment services. What role can facilitation play? ICELW 2014, June 12th 2014 Dr. Barbara Kieslinger Centre for Social Innovation, Austria
  2. 2. www.employid.eu Motivation Challenges for European Public Employment Services (PES): • high unemployment rates due to economic crises • youth unemployment and demographic change • continually changing regulations and scarce resources Transitions of counsellors work: • from advisers into coaches • from matching supply and demand to coaching clients towards a higher career adaptability and employability Successful transition of professional roles requires continuous learning processes
  3. 3. www.employid.eu EmployID project facts Objectives: • to deliver sustainable and cost-effective support for professional identity transformation as a complex and continuous learning process, on an individual, organisational and European network level, using a holistic tool suite. Main facts: • European research project • Runtime of 4 years (Feb 2014 – Feb 2018) • 10 partners, amongst them 2 PES (DWP from UK and ZRSZ from Slovenia) • Successful history of cooperation amongst partners
  4. 4. www.employid.eu Elements of Professional identity
  5. 5. www.employid.eu Professional identity (trans)formation Model of occupational identity formation (Brown, 1997) Changes for European Public Employment Services Changes for European Public Employment Services • new services for clients •from advisers to coaches •new skills and competencies •updated knowledge on labor market information •flexibility, career adaptability
  6. 6. www.employid.eu Individual characteristics Motivation, self-efficacy, resilience, career adaptability Cognitive development •Technical competences, knowledge base, critical thinking Transfer of knowledge to new domains Practical development •Practical skills and knowledge, doing things on the job & reflecting Innovation for new practices Relational development •Relate to a community and its practices, learning from others change it actively Emotional development •Well-being, feelings, meaning in life, understanding self & others reflexiveness Professional identity transformation as a learning process in European Public Employment Services from advisers to coaches
  7. 7. www.employid.eu Support the group to: •Collaboratively reflect and share good practice, problems and innovation •Support supervision and guidance of others •Monitor the group progress Support Individuals to: •Understand how to bridge old and new roles •Identify personality types and gaps in knowledge and skills •Reflect on new praxis, problems and innovation potentials •Explore feelings related to identity development and workplace cultures •Monitor individual progress What can facilitation do? Emotional development Individual characteristics Cognitive development Practical development Relational development from advisers to coaches
  8. 8. www.employid.eu Facilitation “a technique by which one person makes things easier for others” Kitson, Harvey, McCormack (1998)
  9. 9. www.employid.eu Human Facilitators • Multiple roles • trainers, coaches, moderators, peer learners… • Important skills set • Flexibility, ability to listen & understand, empathy, self-awareness, ability to remain neutral • PES context • Diversified need of individuals • Peer facilitation not institutionalized • Big time constraints, heavy workloads • EmployID approach • Identify key staff who start as facilitators • Involve key facilitators early in the process • Get management buy-in
  10. 10. www.employid.eu Tools as Facilitators • eCoaching tools • For self coaching & peer coaching (intervision) • Documentation, powerful questions, management of roles,… • Reflection tools • For individuals & groups • Documentation & structuring, sending prompts, … • PES context • Support PES practitioners to become facilitators (own, peers, clients) • Combine coaching and reflection support • Well integrated into workflow and timely • “Not just another tool”
  11. 11. www.employid.eu Example:TheTalkReflection App Reflection of Conversations With Clients
  12. 12. www.employid.eu Example:TheTalkReflection App • Created together with companies / organisations and evaluated in different settings • (Health) Care • Public Administration • Risk Management • Support for • Learning in areas in which experience is most important • No formal education is available • Emotions are involved
  13. 13. www.employid.eu Example: Mobile Self-Coaching
  14. 14. www.employid.eu Self-Coaching with your Mobile • Self-Coaching: Guided process in tool • clarification of the problem • description/ analysis of the problem • change of pattern state • finding objectives, searching for solutions, selection & planning further steps • Advantages • Independent of time and space • Available anytime • Means for intervention and structuring without coach present • Anonymous • Documentation for later usage • Teaches coaching skills
  15. 15. www.employid.eu Example: MOOCs Learning Online Learning online, Taking exams, Getting certified
  16. 16. www.employid.eu MOOCs: Learning Online • Advantages of MOOCs • High-quality content freely accessible • Accessible for many people in parallel • Learning at own pace, own interest • Community of learners, mutual support • Generic MOOC on changing careers, work, identities • Making sense of changes in work, employment, careers and identities • Develop coaching skills and supporting others in career development • Finding out more about yourself, reflect on own career • Via FutureLearn 1st quarter of 2015! • Particular topics for PES MOOCs • Labor Market Information, green jobs, responses to youth unemployment,…
  17. 17. www.employid.eu Environments as Facilitators
  18. 18. www.employid.eu Contextual challenges conceptual socio-technical methodological
  19. 19. www.employid.eu • Don’t forget to analyze the context in detail! • Listen to employees, look out for key informants • Don’t forget to get the management buy- in! • Define their role in the process from the beginning • Don’t make it “just another tool”! • Integrate it in the workflow of the people • Give them ownership
  20. 20. www.employid.eu EmployID facilitation approach
  21. 21. www.employid.eu Expected outcome: •Acknowledge and share practitioner knowledge, skills and professionalism •Support transferring knowledge from training to practice •Foster innovation at work •Increase self-directedness and commitment for learning at work •Supported monitoring and evaluation of implementation of changes •Support competence development and career adaptability EmployID tool suite for individual and group facilitation Emotional development Individual characteristics Cognitive development Practical development Relational development from advisers to coaches
  22. 22. www.employid.eu What are we trying to do?
  23. 23. www.employid.eu Thank you! EmployID project team Dr. Barbara Kieslinger Project Coordinator Centre for Social Innovation – ZSI, Austria kieslinger@zsi.at Co-authors Jenny Bimrose, Alan Brown, Teresa Holocher- Ertl, Christine Kunzmann, Michael Prilla, Andreas P. Schmidt, Carmen Wolf

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