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Institutional Support for Business and Community Engagement:

Location:
Euston House, London
Date(s):
22 January 2009 10:00-15:30

Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is now forming an increasingly important part of many UK HE and FE institutional strategies. As institutions take on a more significant role in innovation and skills development through external partnerships, so specialist staff become more involved in knowledge transfer and business and community engagement activities.

Supporting the needs of these BCE practitioners and delivering a BCE focused institutional strategy can present new challenges for existing internal services, which are often primarily geared up to underpin teaching and research. The outcomes of the consultation will contribute to two projects that will be providing BCE awareness and education to the HE and FE institutional support community and providing a framework for supporting the training and development needs of BCE practitioners.

Both projects form part of JISC's Business and Community Engagement programme, which is designed to support HE and FE education institutions to develop their engagement role with external business and community partners
and clients.

Topics:

  • What is BCE and how are the JISC involved?
  • What is a BCE practitioner?
  • How do we currently support them?
  • Is BCE support different?
  • Can we meet the demands of BCE activity with our institution?
  • How might BCE support change what we do?
  • What are our top concerns and issues regarding the provision of BCE support?
  • What skills and training do we/they need?


Who is it for?

  • Anyone involved in supporting the needs of BCE practitioners within institutions, including IT services, staff development, libraries, humanresources and administration.

During the workshop, attendees will have:

  • Gained an overview of JISC's Business and Community Engagement programme
  • Shared their views and experiences in providing support and services for Business and Community Engagement practitioners at their institutions
  • Contributed to a major new strand of JISC's work


How much does it cost?

This consultation workshop is subsidised by the JISC and is free of charge for participants from HE and FE (providing HE). To apply for a place, enter the reference 'BCE' in the voucher box in the payment section. Places are limited. The workshop fee includes lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments.

Please book online at: tinyurl.com/59jkgq

More information about the venue: www.eustonhouselondon.com/map.htm

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Helen Blanchett
Netskills Trainer
ISS, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Tel: 0191 222 5002 Fax: 0191 222 5001
http://www.netskills.ac.uk/Subject: Invitation to a JISC Consultation Event, 22nd Jan, London

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Institutional Support for Business and Community Engagement:
A Consultation Workshop
January 22nd 2009, 10-3.30, Euston House, London
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Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is now forming an increasingly
important part of many UK HE and FE institutional strategies. As
institutions take on a more significant role in innovation and skills
development through external partnerships, so specialist staff become more
involved in knowledge transfer and business and community engagement
activities.

Supporting the needs of these BCE practitioners and delivering a BCE focused
institutional strategy can present new challenges for existing internal
services, which are often primarily geared up to underpin teaching and
research. The outcomes of the consultation will contribute to two projects
that will be providing BCE awareness and education to the HE and FE
institutional support community and providing a framework for supporting the
training and development needs of BCE practitioners.

Both projects form part of JISC's Business and Community Engagement
programme, which is designed to support HE and FE education institutions to
develop their engagement role with external business and community partners
and clients.

Topics:

* What is BCE and how are the JISC involved?
* What is a BCE practitioner?
* How do we currently support them?
* Is BCE support different?
* Can we meet the demands of BCE activity with our institution?
* How might BCE support change what we do?
* What are our top concerns and issues regarding the provision of BCE
support?
* What skills and training do we/they need?

Who is it for?

Anyone involved in supporting the needs of BCE practitioners within
institutions, including IT services, staff development, libraries, human
resources and administration.

During the workshop, attendees will have:

* Gained an overview of JISC's Business and Community Engagement programme
* Shared their views and experiences in providing support and services for
Business and Community Engagement practitioners at their institutions
* Contributed to a major new strand of JISC's work

How much does it cost?

This consultation workshop is subsidised by the JISC and is free of charge
for participants from HE and FE (providing HE). To apply for a place, enter
the reference 'BCE' in the voucher box in the payment section. Places are
limited. The workshop fee includes lunch, plus morning and afternoon
refreshments.

Please book online at: tinyurl.com/59jkgq

More information about the venue: http://www.eustonhouselondon.com/map.htm

------------------------------------
Helen Blanchett
Netskills Trainer
ISS, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Tel: 0191 222 5002 Fax: 0191 222 5001
http://www.netskills.ac.uk/

Contact Name:
Helen Blanchett
Contact Telephone:
0191 222 5002

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