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Dates and Venue

 

3-4 May 2023 | ExCeL London

 

T5S4 - Badges and credentials

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T5S4 - Badges and credentials

05 May 2022
Conference Theatre 5
Professional development , Talent and learning , Tools and technologies
The last decade has seen a slow burn and then an explosion of microcredentials in the L&D landscape. Whether it’s badges for professional development, volunteering, or excellence in the workplace, the sector has embraced credentialing as a way to improve hiring, retention, and performance. As the technological infrastructure begins to move to the Verifiable Credentials standard, this session explores in a very practical way what’s possible and what’s next.

 

Verifiable credentials: get ready for the next generation of badges and digital credentials
Dr Doug Belshaw

Verifiable Credentials are the next step in microcredentialing for L&D professionals! Recognising the skills of employees in visual, verifiable ways using a common standard is transformative for the workplace. After a decade of research, evangelism, and consultancy which began with his work at the Mozilla Foundation, Dr. Doug Belshaw shares his insights into recognising skills and activities that are not normally recognised by formal qualifications.

  • Standardisation vs flexibility in skills recognition
  • Understanding the role of blockchain in the credentials ecosystem
  • Why microcredentials matter in the new world of work
  • The importance of ‘trojan mice’ for change management
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in credentialing initiatives
Chairperson
Anthony Williams, Director - RockCentral Limited
Speakers
Doug Belshaw, Co-Founder and Director - We Are Open Co-op

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