Change Leader Award

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SEDA accredited Institutional Change Leader Award:

The first run of the SEDA course was March 2015 and the second running will start on the 19th October 2015.  This award supports staff and students working in partnership on technology-related curriculum innovation projects in UK further education and skills and higher education. It supports those about to undertake change agency work as well as those who have already started and it can also help staff and students to gain recognition for previous work

 
Currently this course is only available to those registered/working, or recently been registered/worked at a UK FE/HE institution. Evidence can be drawn up to 12 months from the completion of a change project. Specific eligibility include:

  • Staff and student working together in partnership on a change agent project funded by an institution or sector organisation;
  • Staff and student working together in partnership on a university (HE) or college (FE) institutional change agent project;
  • Member of staff supporting a student change agent project;
  • Student undertaking a change agent project within their institution.

NB: ‘Staff’ is defined as a person working at an institution or professional body including consultants, hourly-paid and voluntary members.

NB: ‘Student’ may also include the Students’ Union

To register for the award please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICLOCT2015.  The course will commence on Monday 19th October 2015 with an online induction at 11 am in Blackboard Collaborate. If you would like more information about the course, please email: Dr Mark Kerrigan (Mark.Kerrigan@anglia.ac.uk), from Anglia Ruskin University, who is leading the course on behalf of Jisc.

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Sarah Knight has written a post with information about the course which you can read by clicking here.

Benefits for staff & students of the SEDA Institutional Change Leader award:

The past few months have seen the accreditation of the new Change Agents’ Network award for staff and students working in partnership. This award, entitled, ‘Institutional Change Leader’ is accredited by SEDA and has been designed to support those about to undertake change agency work as well as those who have already started. It can also be used to  provide a route for those to gain recognition for their prior work. The award is supported by course mentors and hosted by the Networks’ own VLE. The course comprises of two modules, the first of which is formative and provides information and knowledge around effective partnership work and change leadership. The second module, assessed by portfolio, should be taken whilst completing a change project (unless being completed to gain recognition for prior work) and is linked to project planning, evaluation and professional development.  The benefits for people of undertaking the award include:

  • The course is currently free;
  • Develops confidence and motivation for identifying, planning, undertaking and evaluating enhancement activities in partnership with staff;
  • Develops a range of professional and personal skills e.g. communication and project planning/evaluation; leadership, management, negotiation, persuasion and stakeholder engagement as well as capabilities such as thinking independently, analytically and creatively and engaging imaginatively with new areas of investigation;
  • Provides opportunities for networking, peer support and collaboration;
  • Provides opportunities for recognising personal and professional development needs and celebrating success;
  • Provides a recognised award that supplements degree awards and will enhance student employability and job prospects.

If you would like more information about the course, please email: Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan (Mark.Kerrigan@anglia.ac.uk), who is leading the course on behalf of the network.

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Benefits for students:

  • Prepares students for and provides them with confidence and motivation for identifying, planning, undertaking and evaluating enhancement activities in partnership with staff.
  • Develops a range of student professional and personal skills e.g. communication and project planning/evaluation; leadership, management, negotiation, persuasion and stakeholder engagement as well as capabilities such as thinking independently, analytically and creatively and engaging imaginatively with new areas of investigation.
  • Provides experience of using research to shape change.
  • Supports students in critically engaging with technology to support and enrich educational environments.
  • Provides opportunities for networking (including with employers), peer support and collaboration for planning, reflecting on and evaluating their enhancement projects and their own personal and professional development.
  • Provides opportunities for recognising personal and professional development needs and celebrating success.
  • Provides a recognised award that supplements degree awards and will enhance student employability and job prospects.
  • The programme is accredited by SEDA and will support participants to develop core values and ethos aligned to leading change and personal development.

Benefits for staff:

  • Supports staff in identifying and creating opportunities within their institutions for engaging with students in enhancement activities.
  • Generates understanding and methodologies for staff working in partnership with students .
  • Helps to unleash the creativity, imagination and fresh ideas of students in enhancing student-staff educational experiences.
  • Helps to inspire academics and develop their digital literacy.
  • Develops staff understanding of how students use technology.
  • Increases the chances of success in staff-student enhancement activities, by providing students with enhanced capabilities for leading change projects.
  • Supports staff in recruiting a broad range of students for enhancement activities, through providing students with the incentive, confidence and skills to engage in partnership activities.
  • Creates positive partnerships and working relationships with students to deliver and share enhancement activities.
  • Engages students with research-led change.
  • Supports staff in networking, peer support and collaboration in setting up and implementing student engagement and partnerships.
  • Are able to engage others and deliver projects, recognising their personal development and celebrating their success.
  • Activity can be used as an evidence base in the application of SEDA and HEA Fellowship Schemes