JCU Events Developing employABILITY National Roadshow

JCU Events

Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Developing employABILITY National Roadshow

Townsville , Staff from other locations may participate via Zoom

When: 24 April 18, 9am -- 12pm

On behalf of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), James Cook University is pleased to have the opportunity to host the Developing employABILITY National Roadshow in Townsville.

The workshop will be led by Professor Dawn Bennett, a leading expert on the development of employability.  Professor Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative with Curtin University in Australia.

The development of employability is a shared concern for teachers, students and institutional leaders, but how can this development be accommodated within the constraints of limited time, expertise and resources?

The HERDSA workshops mark the end of a Senior National Fellowship with the former Office for Learning and Teaching. The Fellowship positioned employability development as the cognitive and social development of students as capable and informed individuals, professionals and social citizens. This thinking informed the development of a validated, socio-cognitive measure of employability with six, inter-related Literacies for Life (L4L), aligning employABILITY development with both the purpose of higher education and the future of work.

The HERDSA workshops will engage participants in a personalised self-assessment profile and the resources and strategies with which to embed employABILITY within existing programs and courses. The workshops will suit teachers, program leaders, curricular designers, senior managers and careers advisors. No prior expertise or experience is required.

Participants will gain:

  • Access to the online self-assessment profile tool for students;
  • Resources, ready to embed into an LMS or unit outline;
  • Career stories to share with students; and
  • Examples of the SoTL and educational research that flow from students’ responses and engagement.
    For more information, please visit http://developingemployability.edu.au/ or visit the
    student site at https://student.developingemployability.edu.au/

Each session comprises a two-hour workshop followed by a one-hour drop-in session for one-on-one or small group support.

WHEN: 24 April, 2018 > 9:00AM - 12:00PM

WHERE: University Halls - Endeavour Room

REGISTRATIONS: Please register to attend via the project website at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DawnBennett-JCU

Please advise us of any special dietary requirements to assist in catering for morning tea (Townsville only).

Staff from other / remote locations may participate via Zoom (a Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) for video conferencing across all JCU campus locations) - see details belowIf you plan to participate via the VMR option, please include your campus at Q3 (ie James Cook University Mackay Campus, etc) and add comment at the Q5 field identifying that you will be attending via VMR. If we have significant numbers from any one rural location, we will consider booking a room on your campus to facilitate the connection.

Zoom meeting details:

Topic: HERDSA Roadshow - Time: Apr 24, 2018 9:00 AM Brisbane

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://jcu.zoom.us/j/175290891

Or iPhone one-tap (AU Toll):  +61280152088,,175290891#

Or Telephone - Dial: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 (AU Toll) or +65 3158 7288 (SG Toll) - Meeting ID: 175 290 891

Or an H.323/SIP room system Dial: 175290891@zoom.aarnet.edu.au or - Meeting ID: 175 290 891

Or Skype for Business (Lync): https://jcu.zoom.us/skype/175290891

Download the Developing employABILITY National Roadshow flyer.

For more information, please visit > http://developingemployability.edu.au/ or visit the student site at > https://student.developingemployability.edu.au/

Developing employABILITY is led by Professor Dawn Bennett, Curtin University, Australia. The work is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.