Category Archives: Announcements

News and Announcements

Project Team update

The Project Team has undergone some major changes in the last month. Helen Blanchett is now back from maternity leave and has resumed her role as Project Manager. Simon Fitzpatrick, acting Project Manager, will continue to work on the project as Project Consultant. Helen and Simon are both members of staff at JISC Netskills. We … Read more

Praxis and Unico Merger

A merger between Praxis and UNICO, proposed at the recent Unico Conference in Brighton attended by Marc Dobson from the JISC Services BCE Team, has been approved by an overwhelming majority vote. Unico is the UK’s leading representative body of professionals realising the potential of university and public sector research through commercialisation, and Praxis is … Read more

Let the development commence!

After all the hard work in the initial phases of the project researching needs and planning how to meet them, we’re pleased to say that we have now been granted funding for the delivery phase of the project. The last few details of the plan are being hammered out, but initial work has commenced on … Read more

Training Support Package Design

The final deliverable of Phase 2 of our project – Design of the Training Support Package – is now complete. The document gives an overview of our Phase 3 implementation plans which include a skills diagnostic, training resource directory and a set of video-based information materials on the use of staff-exchange as a means of … Read more

Practitioner Survey and Training Needs Analysis

The first major result of the CPD project is now available. By means of a workshop, an online survey with 311 responses and follow-up telephone interviews we’ve conducted an in-depth study of BCE practitioners, their experience of Continuing Professional Development and their requirements for the future. The report, Practitioner Survey and Training Needs Analysis, is … Read more

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Warren Oliver, Business Relations Manager at Birkbeck, University of London who was picked by the random number generator to receive £200 in Amazon vouchers as a thank you for completing our online survey of BCE practitioners. Warren was presented with his prize by Marc Dobson of Netskills and was kind enough to tell … Read more

Welcome to the new BCE CPD Blog

This is the new blog for the Continuing Professional Development project in the the JISC Business and Community Engagement programme. The project aims to offer a complementary, integrated and coherent training support and enhancement package, the JISC BCE Training Support Package, which responds to the needs of BCE practitioners and enhances capability within institutions to … Read more