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OBF Academy - Case Humanitarian Passport Initiative 25.9.2017

Atish Gonsalves, Global Learning & Innovation Director, from Humanitarian Leadership Academy and Don Presant, President & Executive Producer, from Learning Agents will tell about the Humanitarian Passport Initiative and how digital Open Badges are being used across the humanitarian sector. Organisations from this sector can issue Open Badges for their interest groups through online learning platform Kaya, through other completed training or through passing formal professional development assessments.

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OBF Academy - Case Humanitarian Passport Initiative 25.9.2017

  1. 1. Humanitarian Passport Initiative and Open Badges Atish Gonsalves Global Learning & Innovation Director @atishgonsalves Don Presant President & Executive Producer, Learning Agents @donpresant
  2. 2. Our mission is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries 2
  3. 3. Learning approach: Supporting the needs of individuals, organizations and communities by facilitating access to innovative learning resources, platforms and tools that can enable locally relevant capacity-sharing and mutual learning
  4. 4. How We Work Academy Centres (live) • Kenya • Philippines • Middle East • Bangladesh Collaboration Centres • Learning • HPI - Recognition • HPI - Quality Kaya digital platform Partners
  5. 5. Who are we trying to reach
  6. 6. How do we democratise access to learning
  7. 7. • A global portal of humanitarian learning – KayaConnect.Org • The number of Kaya users is rapidly increasing - currently over 33,000 users, from over 200 countries • The breadth of learning content on Kaya is expanding –currently over 270 courses that respond to humanitarian need Kaya – A Learning Marketplace
  8. 8. Promote existing badges & certification opportunities for learners How do we democratise recognition? Co-develop and invest in new certification programmes including: • Required learning • Body of knowledge • Self-assessment • Certification
  9. 9. Recognition – Initial activities Understanding the humanitarian ecosystem 2017 Applying humanitarian principles in practice 2017 Legal frameworks for humanitarian action 2017 MEAL 2018 Cash Transfers Programming 2018 Needs Assessment 2018 The Collaboration Centre for Recognition of Skills, Experience, and Learning in Humanitarian Action (PHAP, CHS Alliance and Academy) is developing professional certifications. The PHAP Credentialing Program aims to provide a set of credentials developed in accordance with ISO standards. The Humanitarian Passport Initiative is focusing on the recognition of individual skills, learning and experience through a Humanitarian Open Badge Passport platform, aligned to competency frameworks and quality standards.
  10. 10. Open Badges Humanitarian Pilot 10
  11. 11. Volatile ~ Uncertain ~ Complex ~ Ambiguous (& dangerous) Learning in a VUCA world sceptrefellows
  12. 12. Escaping from “seat time” Competency Based Learning “… high-quality learning pathways that are affordable, scalable, and tailored to a wide variety of current and emergent industries, based on competencies, not courses.”
  13. 13. 70:20:10 L-i-f-e-w-i-d-e learning /
  14. 14. Personal Learning Environments / Networks (PLE/PLN) Alec Couros
  15. 15. “Paving professional pathways” Open Badges as an enabler
  16. 16. Clear progress markers  motivating learners, supporting advisors Flexible learning pathways  modular, stackable, laddered, multi-source, remixable Visual branding  issuers and earners Online trust system  demonstrate skills & capabilities  backed by issuer  track learning impact A digital representation of an accomplishment, interest or affiliation that is visual, available online and contains metadata including trusted links that help explain the context, meaning, process and result of an activity. As an open artefact, the earner can present the badge in different contexts from which it was earned. Learner-owned microcredential – portable record of learning What is an Open Badge?
  17. 17. Some uses of badges (can be combined) Recognize status Reputation Group affiliation Keep artefacts Souvenirs of learning experiences Assess & recognize learning Formal / non-formal / informal Fill recognition gaps Motivate learning Feedback, mastery, levels Set goals, track progress Personal learning pathways
  18. 18. Badges: transparent lenses for your vision of learning Quality
  19. 19. Badges: transparent lenses for your vision of learning
  20. 20. Open Badges: A mosaic of lifelong, lifewide learning LOW STAKES HIGH STAKES Volunteer Experience Talent Pipeline MOOCs Co-Curricular Record Workshops Admission to Post Grad Schools Job Hire Conferences Formal Recognition of Prior Learning Career Transition Communities of Practice Memberships, Affiliations CPD Certification “Light Touch” Credentials E-learning Courses Awards, Achievements Continuing Education Employee Development … diverse signals of capability and potential
  21. 21. Membership, awards, accreditation, certification
  22. 22. Balancing quality and openness Open Badges for Humanitarians
  23. 23. Tracking humanitarian logistics learning Oxfam
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) Certification Membership “your proof of membership or certification”
  26. 26. Emergent Initiative: MSF’s PLE: “TEMBO” (OCBA)
  27. 27. HPI: incubating an international recognition network Fed by Learning Portals Collaboration Centre for Recognition of Humanitarian Skills, Learning & Experience (CH) Certification for Individuals And organisational support for competency-based approaches Collaboration Centre for Quality Learning in Humanitarian Action (FR) Accreditation for Organisations International & Local Learning Providers Humanitarian Passport Connection hub for individuals & organisations
  28. 28. Growing a network to explore transferable recognition Founding members • Bioforce Institut • CHS Alliance • ELRHA • Humanitarian Leadership Academy • Humanitarian Logistics Association • Pearson • PHAP • RedR • UCL (Nutrition department) Growing the network… • Disaster Ready • Humentum (LINGOS) • IFRC, ICRC • Médecins Sans Frontières • Save the Children UK • World Vision International • Sphere • … TBA
  29. 29. Displayers Connectors A Platform Partnership with Finland’s Discendum Oy Humanitarian Passport
  30. 30. Across agencies, across careers – centred on the learner Talent Pipeline Recruitment Induction Team Building Performance Management Talent Management Experience Achievements Professional Development Career Development Leadership Development SME Specialization Career Change Outplacement Endorsed Self/Peer or 3rd Party, e.g.: HPI, CCQL, ANSI Open, Lifewide Learning MOOCs, Open Ed Resources, Personal Learning Network, Coaching/Mentoring, Communities of Practice Demand Supply Career Pathways Skills Marketplace External Recognition Local Learning & Development Providers New Mission? New Role? HRIS/ERP Systems Performance Management System Talent Management System Open Badges Humanitarian Passport (PLE) Academic Recognition? New Career? Some Potential Participants... Aligned to Standards & Skills Frameworks
  31. 31. Assessment Strategies
  32. 32. Course or program certificates
  33. 33. Psychometric Assessment, Certification: PHAP Program
  34. 34. Exploring other methods of assessment & recognition “… all kinds of learning and training outcomes deserve to be valued and validated, regardless of where and how they were obtained”
  35. 35. UNESCO Guidelines for Recognition, Validation and Assessment (RVA) Equity and inclusiveness The right to access and engage in any form of learning and have learning outcomes made visible and valued. Equal value of formal, non-formal and informal learning Competences from non-formal and informal learning on par with those obtained formally Centrality of individuals Respect and reflect individuals´ needs, and their participation should be voluntary Improve the flexibility and openness of formal education and training Diverse forms of learning, taking learners’ needs and experiences into account Quality assurance Relevant, reliable, fair and transparent Stakeholder partnerships Shared responsibility from design through implementation and evaluation Image: UN Women (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  36. 36. Assessment methods for RPL/APEL Linked to the purpose – Self assessment – Oral interview – Written exam – Demonstration - Workplace Simulation (e.g. OSCE) – Portfolio of evidence Image: UN Women (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  37. 37. Going forward Pursue pilot projects • PMD Pro certification • Kaya: People Management, Humanitarian Essentials • Personal Security • L&D collaboration: Training of Trainers • HLA Gamification MOOC • Institut Bioforce • MSF-OCBA Tembo Identify additional organisations for more pro bono Open Badge Factory accounts • IFRC, CCQL, IRC, … others? Implement an inclusive visual language for HPI badges Implement/demonstrate 3rd party endorsement, alignment to skills frameworks LONGER TERM (2018 +) Sustainability business models
  38. 38. Dissemination: e.g. ePIC 2017, Open Recognition Day
  39. 39. Early adopters: low risk “sandbox” to explore the options Pro bono accounts for qualified organisations good to 31 March 2018 (modest cost after, if you choose – ask) Start to earn badges yourself Become part of the community. Contact: (contractor) P.Pojerova@Humanitarian.Academy Join us in our exploration! Badge issuers first, then badge earners
  40. 40. Thank you