Blog Collaboration With The HR Buddy

An invitation from The HR Buddy from the US; followed by a Skype call resulted in great share of #HR ideas and collaborative projects to work on which aims to support the skills development agenda globally. The first of these posts was launched last week by Nisha Naghavan on ‘Intercultural Workplaces – East and West’.

Bright future or “learning rot”? Teacher education in India and the potential of OER

Originally posted on The art of open research:
A mood of unsurprised disappointment amongst media commentators accompanied Friday’s release of India’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012 on school registrations and standards in rural India. The Deccan Herald announced the report with the headline ‘RTE unable to stem learning rot amongst tots’, referring to the 2010-dated…

Competences and Professional Standards: The Missing Link

Thought for the Day A number of competence driven workforce development models are having an impact in service design cross-sector. There is growing interest globally in setting skills standards for world-class global competitiveness in skills and retaining top talent. However, establishing HR driven, organisational specific, succession planning is never easy in a multi-disciplinary context. The

I would encourage individuals to read this: In particular those with an interest in #leadership. The focus here is on servant leadership and for me #authenticity; without which you cannot engage, let alone support performance.

Tennis with Skills: Game, Set and Match?

Whilst being passionate about skills development in a global context, and 3 years on; I read a continuous stream of publications from ‘intelligent organisations’ and policy makers, about the lack of skills defined by employers, in the workplace. The global ‘skills crisis’. Buzzwords galore, the issues are relatively similar wherever you go in the world

British Council Global Response – Education UK

This is a brief update in response to the latest press release from the British Council, which is warmly and positively welcomed. Link provided: Having shared our personal concerns, here [], the steps being taken are thoughtful and fully inclusive of the shared interest of specialists, education delivery experts and training providers. As indicated,