Course Activity and Digital Badge

Each registered participant will develop one activity that employs various concepts and strategies introduced in the course. Participants will be asked to complete assignments between the course segments that support the learning objectives and will receive feedback and constructive critique from the facilitator on how to improve and shape their work. Those registered participants that successfully complete the entire activity will receive an EDUCAUSE digital badge recognizing their accomplishment.

Schedule and Activities

Session 1: The Workforce-Centric Landscape

May 9, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

In this session, we'll examine what we mean by "workforce centric." We'll look at threats to traditional education and how a badge program can document your solution(s).

Session Activity
We will inventory workforce skill gaps, align to existing programs, and draft a credential to meet industry opportunities.

Session Materials and Resources (available in Canvas course)

Session 2: Engaging the Workforce

May 16, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

In this session, we will dive deeper into what makes a credential valuable to employers. We'll discuss how to connect with employers and look at 5 steps for success. We'll also consider how credentials change once vetted by industry.

Session Activity
After having a conversation with an industry representative or employer, you'll share a credential that has changed based on that conversation.

Session Materials and Resources

  • Holding employer engagement partnership meetings
  • Mapping meaning to credentials worksheet
  • Badge system constellation template

Session 3: Talent Management

May 23, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

We now turn to another stakeholder in the credential system: the people who manage talent and put credentials to work. How do HR systems interact with credentials? What are considerations to help your earners be discoverable? We'll also look at earners who have leveraged their credentials to their advantage.

Session Activity
After this session, you'll interview your HR department and/or career services. Using that background, you'll develop an asset to promote your badge initiative.

Session Materials and Resources