Pre-Conference Workshop M1
The Changing World of Work: Identities and their Transformation
Date Wednesday, Dec 6 Time – Price: free of charge Status: places available
Andreas P. Schmidt
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Learning & Innovation in Networks, Germany
Andreas P. Schmidt is professor for enterprise social media and mobile business at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences since early 2012. He has coordinated two major European research projects on workplace learning: MATURE and EmployID. His research has focused on designing technology support informal learning at the workplace and knowledge management. His particular interests include evolutionary perspectives to collaborative knowledge development and modelling (knowledge maturing), agile approaches, and systematic approaches to designing socio-technical solutions.
Graham Attwell is Director of Pontydysgu, a research and development company based in Wales. Pontydysgu are a partner in the EmployID project and are active in developing online social learning programmes as well as systems for providing and understanding Labour Market Information. Graham Attwell’s main work centres on the use of technology for learning and knowledge sharing in a wide variety of different communities including in work, in communities and in public services. He is author of a wide range of publication and is active ins social media and blogging. His twitter account is @GrahamAttwell.
Christine Kunzmann is an HR consultant and trainer with special focus on innovative approaches to competence development and human resource development. Since 2008, she has also been researcher in several major European research projects (MATURE, MIRROR, LAYERS) with focus on motivational aspects and knowledge maturing. She has a major role in the EmployID project in the context of Public Employment Services and its consultancy network.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Carmen Wolf-Gauß, M.A., is academic staff in the Research Group Engineering Didactics in the Department for Vocational and General Education at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She is a certified Business Coach and CAI®-certified Online-Coach and wrote her PhD on the effect of self-coaching on solution-oriented self-reflection in July 2017. In the EU project EmployID she is responsible for E-Coaching, Peer Coaching Training and further Training of facilitators in the workplace.
EmployID project, UK
John Marsh for the DWP from 1968 until 2015, progressing through various roles during his career, starting with basic clerical work and ending as a Learning Design professional with the Operational Excellence Group. As a Designer, he was responsible for designing, mainly, skills learning for DWP. He designed a number of the major learning programmes for Work Coaches. One of his products was delivered to 26,000 staff and, for this, he received praise from the UK Parliament. As a designer he has received numerous awards. Since retiring from DWP I am involved with the EmployID project, as a member of the Advisory Board.
The world of work is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Technological developments, new management approaches, and the ever-increasing complexity of value creation processes, both challenge individuals and often drive them toward new job roles, resulting in uncertainty and a rethinking of the role of work for personal well-being.
A neglected but crucial aspect to this is professional identity, which is a key factor in developing resilience in a world characterized by uncertainty. It enables a shape change (instead of reacting to change) and determines motivation and openness toward new developments. Supporting the transformation of professional identity is a new frontier in human resource development. It requires a combination of collaborative and individual reflection, coaching and peer support, and it brings the role of narratives and their evolution to the forefront.
In this workshop, we want to engage with participants in a conversation about the role of professional identity as a focus area for learning & development, and how social learning technologies can facilitate it. This includes examples of using social online courses to stimulate reflection, courses and methods to develop coaching & peer facilitation skills, introducing solutions for visualizing and interpreting open data (in the context of labour market information), and the use of narratives to capture experiential knowledge.
|9:30||Welcome and introduction of the participants|
|9:50||Introduction to Identity Transformation (with examples from participants)|
|10:20||World Café Session on practical aspects of identity transformation and the changing world of work|
|11:50||Introduction to support identity transformation our interventions|
|12:10||Parallel Sessions on identity transformation skills, peer coaching, labour market information, narrative techniques|
|13:10||How to move forward|
Learning and development staff, HR managers, trainers, coaches.
Some experiences with staff development or using social learning technologies in a business context.
- Get insights into the role of professional identity and its transformation for learning and development
- Learn from innovative examples, both process, outcome, and good practices
- Reflect on appropriate approaches in their own environment.