CERIC-OACM-WEBINAR
Presenters: Victoria Pazukha, CPHR, CCDP, Jake Hirsch-Allen, LinkedIn
Dates: Wednesdays, November 10, 17, 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your timezone)
Cost: $119 OACM members, $159 non-OACM
Group rates: If you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time, you qualify for the group rate of 25% off registration fees.

All registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session. The recordings will remain available for ONE MONTH after the final webinar of the series.

Individual certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered participants who attend the webinar LIVE.

Overview:

This webinar series provides an overview of the micro-credentials and digital badges ecosystem in Canada.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Navigate this new learning and recognition system,
  • Help clients explore, understand and use micro-learning and non-formal learning opportunities for building new skills and achieving career success, and
  • Help employers understand how to efficiently identify in-demand talent and skills via micro-credentials

Why Career Practitioners Should Attend:

The world of work is transforming in response to rapid technological, economic and social disruptions. It requires new skills and capabilities as well as more flexible and responsive education and skills development capacities.

Incorporating other forms of learning – micro-learning, non-formal learning – as potential solutions to the rapid up-skilling and re-skilling required by the labour market becomes critical.

Career practitioners are well positioned to support the advancement of the micro-credentials and digital badges ecosystem in Canada by supporting their clients and providing information on new learning opportunities, building learning and skills development partnerships and providing input.

Webinar #1: What’s happening with micro-credentials and badges? 

  • History of micro-credentials and digital badges
  • Recent developments and milestones
  • Universal definitions and why they are important
  • The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), MyCreds, Canada’s new Credential Wallet

Webinar #2: Key facts to know about micro-credentials and badges  

  • Delivery mechanisms and, proof of capabilities, other  
  • Distinctions between badges and micro-credentials 
  • Employer-based credentials and badges 
  • Post-secondary overview and examples

Webinar #3: Making micro-credentials work – the role of career practitioners  

  • What learners and workers need to know to grow their careers 
  • What employers want: new capabilities and proof of competence 
  • Tools and resources for career practitioners  
  • Future steps  

Victoria Pazukha, CPHR, CCDP, works with organizations to design and deliver skills training and employment programs for diverse workforce populations. Over the last decade she developed and delivered a wide range of programs for the Resource Training Organization of BC, ITA BC, various post-secondary institutions and industry groups in BC. She served as a Board Directors for the BC Career Development Association, member of the National CDP Competency Framework Group, member of the CPHR, BC and Yukon Certification and Audit Committee and member of the CPHR Canada National Exam Committee. Victoria was instrumental in creating a new Workforce Development Working Group for the International Council of Badges and Credentials. 

Jake Hirsch-Allen works with North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, to leverage LinkedIn’s Learning Solutions and Economic Graph data to close skills gaps. Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, Information and Communications Technology Council, and the Canadian Club. Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s foremost software development bootcamp, was Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform and taught Global Health at McMaster University in addition to practising international criminal law.