Working Groups

Micro-certification activity that connects higher education and the workforce

Description:

 

Strong collaborative relationships between educators and employers supports the development and recognition of micro learning opportunities which are assessed, transferrable, validated, and relevant to the changing world of work. This working group is dedicated to strengthening those ties in service of increasing the number and quality of microlearning opportunities available. 

 

Outcomes:

  • Collate definitions on the topic of credentials and badges to facilitate the beginning of a constructive international conversation
  • Collate documentation regarding effective models for higher education providers with an interest in engaging in badging and credentialing projects
  • Other outcomes as brought forward by the working group over time

 

Open to participate: Yes

 

Regular meeting schedule:

TBC

 

Contact: 

Lena Patterson

Rolling out a digital accreditation / badging / credentialing initiative in a larger organization

Description:

 

Large organizations play an essential role in the adoption of badges and credentials not only because of their increasing need for capability management programs: they also provide economic opportunities for the labor market and alumni of vocational schools, colleges universities and training providers.

The challenge is how to start with a badging and credentialing initiative, how to ensure internal buy-in of both management and employees as well as matching capabilities to jobs. The working group provides a safe environment to discuss, plan, implement and improve badging and credentialing initiatives together with your peers and further stakeholders.

 

Outcomes:

  • Badge and Credentialing Success Center (including pitch decks to convince internal stakeholders, marketing material etc.)
  • Maturity Framework to define current position and future goals
  • External pitch decks to form recognition networks with accredited education providers (e.g. to align leadership training with MBA programs)
  • Checklist for selecting platforms or developing own infrastructure

 

Open to participate also for non-members: Yes

Please register here to attend.

 

Regular meeting schedule:

Every second Tuesday at 15:00 CET (14:00 UTC + 1)

 

Past meetings:

  • 24/11/2020: Presentation of the initial workshop concept "Badges and Credentials Maturity - Framework for Larger Organisations [BCM-FLO]"

 

Contact: 

Rolf Reinhardt

Developing a scaling badge framework for associations and non-profits

Description:

Associations play a key role in formalizing non-formal knowledge and skills: from identifying experts (e.g. for their conferences and working groups) to creating curricula for their (online) academies, associations have also been increasingly active in generating additional sources of revenues. This working group shall explore the options for associations to recognize achievements across their network, to certify these and to create value in terms of employability. 

Whilst there are many associations (the UIA lists 41.000 active international associations), they often struggle with limited financial and personal resources. This working group shall support them by delivering a range of outcomes (see below) as well as providing peer consultancy and support.

 

Outcomes:

  • Business Case for an association's Board of Directors and key decision makers
  • Process how to select a suitable badging platform i.e. for volunteers (visibility, future skills, career pathways)
  • Marketing plan with funnel (badge for members, badge for experts etc.)
  • Scaling approach on verifying specific skills internationally
  • Blending into official taxonomies (e.g. UN SDGs, accredited education providers)

 

Open to participate: Yes

 

Regular meeting schedule:

Every second Monday at 16:00 CET (15:00 UTC + 1)

 

Contact: 

Anaël Labigne

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10625 Berlin

Germany

info@icobc.net

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