How Digital Credentials Are Transforming Skills Recognition in the Humanitarian Sector
Date Thursday, Nov 24 Time – Room Knight
In this Boardroom Dialogue we will discusss how the humanitarian sector has enabled a mutual system of digital credentials to recognize the learning progress of both staff and volunteers. Representatives of Save the Children and Voluntary Services Overseas will present case studies of how the system has been implemented across different trainings.
In the humanitarian sector, changes demand an already fast-moving sector to adapt even faster than before. HPass is a collaborative digital badging initiative used by over 30 organisations, enabling humanitarians worldwide to gather evidence of their skills and achievements on a dedicated badge passport.
Individual humanitarians maintain their myHPass throughout their careers, as they move between organisations and locations.
Join this Boardroom Dialogue to discuss:
- How digital credentials can be used to promote skills development and recognition across a sector community as opposed to a specific organisation.
- The key success factors for organisations looking to adopt digital credentials.
- How digital credentials promote inclusion of people who may not have time or financial means to access expensive courses and assessments.
- How to maintain quality across a sector badging initiative, whilst enabling the system to reflect diversity of skills and experience.
Introduction: What is HPass & why use digital badges to recognise humanitarian learning?
Esther Grieder, Platform Solutions Specialist at Humanitarian Leadership Academy of Save the Children (UK)
Case Study 1: Recognising knowledge: Save the Children's FIELD Manager & Humanitarian Operations learning pathways
Olivia Scaramuzza, Learning Team Lead at Humanitarian Leadership Academy of Save the Children
This section will cover how digital credentials have been used to recognise learner progression through the award-winning Field Managers in Emergencies Learning and Development (FIELD) programme and Humanitarian Operations Programme (HOP). Designed to enable humanitarian responders to learn at their own pace around busy schedules, the programmes also enable learners' progress to be incrementally recognised and rewarded.
- Developing award-winning learning pathways relevant to a global humanitarian audience.
- Use of digital credentials to motivate self-paced learning.
- What we learned from user feedback.
Case Study 2: Recognising action: Badging Diversity & Inclusion Representatives at Humanitarian Leadership Academy of Save the Children
Michelle Brillouet, User Experience Specialist & Diversity & Inclusion Representative at Save the Children
Michelle will talk about a new initiative using digital credentials to recognise Diversity & Inclusion Representatives at Save the Children. Diversity & Inclusion is a key agenda at Save the Children, and the organisation seeks to recognise the individuals that are driving this forward, and ultimately improving our workplace culture and organisational effectiveness.
- How we can recognise individuals that are making a valuable and often overlooked contribution to workplace culture.
- How digital credentials can signify an organisation's commitment to a specific cause.
- How digital credentials are increasingly used not only to recognise knowledge, but also experience and social action.
Case Study 3: Recognising completion of mandatory training at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)
Grace Taylor, Learning Manager for Global Programmes at Voluntary Services Overseas
Grace will talk about how VSO is using HPass to recognise completion of mandatory and compliance training. Having launched the initiative earlier this year, Grace will talk about staff and volunteer responses to the HPass badges and some top tips for ensuring engagement.
- How digital badges can be used to generate enthusiasm for mandatory training content.
- Creating a badges pathway with content from more than one HPass organisation.
- Feedback and lessons learned from VSO's users.
User Experience Specialist / Diversity & Inclusion Representative, Humanitarian Leadership Academy at Save the Children
Michelle is a seasoned professional with 18+ years of curriculum design and business management experience in the private education sector. She made a transition into the Humanitarian sector in 2019 to further advocate and democratise learning for all. Now, working for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy at Save the Children UK, she is the user experience specialist for the Kayaconnect learning platform, as well as being a Diversity and Inclusion representative within SCUK. She constantly champions and engages in learning and recently became a coach, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Michelle will be presenting on how we can recognise Diversity & Inclusion representatives with digital HPass badges.
Learning Manager - Global Programmes, VSO, United Kingdom
Grace manage's the development and design of effective learning and development solutions at VSO, an international development organisation that creates lasting change through volunteering. Focusing on VSO's global programmes, Grace supports the effective functioning of the communities of practice for learning, and develops and manages the delivery of capacity building and learning plans for the practice area (health, education, livelihoods) networks. This included blended delivery models which increasingly include online interactive modules. Grace's previous experience is founded in resourcing, management, induction and training, with a background in international development theory.
Team Lead- Learning & Capability, Humanitarian Leadership Academy at Save the Children
Olivia Scaramuzza’s background is in programme management and humanitarian capacity strengthening, having worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East as well as South and South-East Asia, on preparedness programmes, tailored training solutions, and support to humanitarian responses. She specialises in entry-level humanitarian operations, designing and managing blended-learning solutions as well as simulations (desk-based and immersive) and online learning (MOOC, module, webinar). She also has experience working on technical capacity strengthening (Public Health and Child Protection in Emergencies). Olivia currently leads a team of Learning Solutions Specialists and Officers at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
HPass Lead / Platform Solutions Specialist, Humanitarian Leadership Academy (part of Save the Children), United Kingdom
Esther Grieder has worked in the international development and humanitarian sectors for fifteen years, with a focus on education and employment, youth and learning. In recent years she has led the HPass initiative from concept through to implementation as a digital badging currency platform used by 30+ organisations and over 20,000 individuals in the humanitarian sector.