BCS & CEdMA Joint Workshop

When: 16th Oct 2017, 12:30 - 16th Oct 2017, 17:00
Where: Waterloo Suite, Renaissance London Heathrow, Bath Road, Hounslow, TW6 2AQ
Town/City: Hounslow
Organiser: BCS Learning and Development Specialist Group
Price: Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members
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The Mysteries and Myths around Workforce Credentialing + AGM

Workforce Credentialing has evolved as a term, especially in the Certification world, over the last few years and is hailed by some as the key to addressing the limitations of certification in a broader competency evaluation approach. Others see it as a kind of modern-day version of Boy Scout badging. This workshop will engage participants in a discussion around how to leverage a Workforce Credentialing approach which adds value and address some provocative questions, such as:

  • Do we have a common understanding of Workforce Credentialing?
  • Is Workforce Credentialing as it stands today just taking us back to the concept of Boy
  • Scout badges or will it evolve to bridge the growing divide between the personalised learning experience and the more rigid Certification experience?
  • Will badging replace certification?
  • Does Workforce Credentialing add value or just ‘dumb down’ Certification?

These and other questions will form the basis of a frank discussion around the future evolution of Workforce Credentialing, giving organisations an opportunity to make their voices heard on where to add value.


12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 13.45 Introduction
13.45 - 15.00 The Vendor Perspective - Credentialing Platforms
15.00 - 15.15 Break
15.15 - 16.00 The Learners Perspective
16.00 - 16.45 Panel Discussion & Workshop
16.45 - 17.00 Summary & BCS L&D SG AGM
17.00 - 18.00 Refreshments

Please note that your name, surname, company and dietary will be shared with CEdMA in order to produce badges, secure entry into premises and catering.