Author Archives: Marc Dobson

About Marc Dobson

Subject specialist (technology to support enterprise)

Professional Development for Business and Community Engagement – FREE Embedding Workshops

Jisc are pleased to announce a series of workshops based around the recently launched Professional Development Diagnostic Tool for Business and Community Engagement, which was developed to address the needs of the increasing number of staff in education and research who have new collaborative and enterprising aspects to their roles, which require a range of … Read more

Professional development framework and online tool for BCE launches

Yesterday saw the launch of the AURIL/JISC Professional Development Framework for BCE, together with the JISC Netskills developed online tool to support BCE practitioners in their professional development at the 2012 Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL) Conference in Sheffield. The launch marks the end of the Supporting and Embedding CPD for BCE … Read more

CPD framework for BCE – have your say.

The CPD for BCE framework project aims to develop a Continuing Professional Development framework for Business and Community Engagement (BCE) organisations and practitioners. The project is led by AURIL and JISC in collaboration with a working group made up of representatives across the breadth of Business and Community Engagement. We have now prepared a first … Read more

New BCE CPD framework received well at AURIL conference

A new national framework for Higher and Further education personnel to enhance their ability to engage with external partners was introduced for the first time last week. Revealed at the AURIL Conference in London, the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework maps out the skills required to improve collaboration with businesses and organisations outside the institution. … Read more

Skills Survey for Business and Community Engagement

The project, working with the Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL), has recently launched a survey for staff working in knowledge transfer, technology transfer, employer engagement, lifelong learning or public and community engagement. This vitally important survey should take approximately 20 minutes of your time. Respondents will have the opportunity to enter into … Read more

Focus Groups – CPD Framework for Business and Community Engagement

The project is holding a series of focus groups to shape the development of a new national framework to support continuing professional development for Business and Community Engagement (BCE). The impact of organisations on the wider business and community is increasingly important. These activities are also known as Third Stream, Third Mission, Knowledge Exchange, Knowledge … Read more

Pioneering project in professional development for BCE

JISC Netskills is co-ordinating an exciting joint project leading to the launch of a new national framework for professional development. Focusing specifically on the needs of staff in education and research involved in external engagement activities, the project is part of JISC’s Business and Community Engagement (BCE) programme. Titled Supporting & Embedding CPD for Business … Read more

BCE skills evaluation tool launches

An online self-evaluation tool, set to help universities and colleges identify development needs and point users towards relevant resources, was launched last Friday. Focusing on the skills needed especially for successful external engagement, the tool is an output from the Netskills-led project Supporting Training, CPD and Staff Exchange for BCE Practitioners under the JISC Business … Read more