New trends in the area of management
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The main goal of the project is to develop and implement new solutions to improve the functioning of local government units at the level of small rural and urban communes in the area of access to public services for people with special needs. Lack of awareness of the needs, training and good practices, as well as funds for making the necessary changes means that customer service with special needs in such municipalities leaves much to be desired. The model solution developed in the project, which aims to increase the accessibility of the commune will be tested in the Commune of Długołęka and in Siemianowice Śląskie.
The main objective of the project is to develop and implement a solution that effectively raises the competence of experienced employees of SMEs by learning to use the ICT technologies (response to changes resulting from industry 4.0). Planned products of the Project – a comprehensive tool (model) Go4NewTech composed of three parts:
- The concept of a comprehensive model of support for SMEs experienced employees in area of new technology.
- Adaptation of simulation pedagogy to the project area: Simulation pedagogy in teaching new ICT technologies.
- Case study for teaching new ICT technologies using simulation pedagogy (10 pieces).
Target groups (as solution users): companies, training institutions, universities.
Time2Grow (Poland) – (04.2017 – 12.2019, European Social Fund, budget €120,000)
Transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the TrendHuis research and training company (Mechelen, Belgium) and the South-Eastern Finnish University of Applied Sciences (XAMK, Kouvola, Finland). The goal of the project is to develop, test and implement new solutions in the area of burnout prevention. The project implemented in Poland focuses on three fields: medical care, education, and higher education. In the project extensive primary (qualitative and quantitative) research has been carried out, the results of which enabled the development of new solutions. The effect of the work is the Model Time2Grow, a solution that uses the idea of lifelong learning to prevent burnout syndrome, mainly by strengthening the so-called soft skills. The model is composed of five parts: 1. The concept of a comprehensive model for the prevention of burnout; 2. Guide for employers on burnout prevention; 3. You can help yourself - guide for working people on burnout prevention; 4. Training program for employees and seminars for employers; 5. A set of implementation procedures.
Time4Help – (12.2018 – 07.2021, European Social Fund, budget €200,000)
A transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the South-Eastern Finnish University of Applied Sciences (XAMK, Kotka, Finland), Fundación Acción Contra El Hambre (Madrid, Spain) and Odisee vzw Higher Institute for Family Studies (Brussels, Belgium). The aim of the project is to develop, test and implement new solutions to support mature women (aged 45-65) through various forms of lifelong learning. Primary and secondary (semiotic) research planned in the project allows for in-depth examination of the problem of mature women's risks and diagnosis of needs. The result of the project will be a comprehensive Time4Help tool consisting of seven parts: 1. The concept of a comprehensive support model for mature women, 2. Organization of mature women's education adapted to the needs and possibilities: traditional learning, e-learning, blended learning, 3. Training programs and training materials for mature women – area of key and social competences, 4. Training programs and training materials for mature women – area of entrepreneurship, creativity, running own business, 5. Concept of on-line service supporting mature women, 6. Seminar program for employers, employment agencies and training institutions concerning support for mature women, 7. A tool for mature women to assess in which direction to develop, what competences to strengthen.
LIFT – Learning in Facilited Teams (Poland) – (04.2017 – 12.2019, European Social Fund, budget €120,000)
Transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (Hasselt-Diepenbeck, Belgium). The main goal of the project is to develop, test and implement new solutions in the area of team learning. The target groups of the project are mainly people (especially 50+) working in enterprises and institutions that have common goals and problems to be solved, as well as enterprises and institutions and trainers of adults (internal trainers of the organization and people working in training companies). The effect of the project is to develop a model LIFT solution, i.e. a comprehensive approach to the topic of mutual learning of adults using modern collaborative learning methods; moving away from group training in the direction of learning through (co-operation) activities (with the support of a facilitator) within a specific organization, in the team solving of real problems occurring in a given workplace. The LIFT Model consists of: 1. The concept of methodological and organizational assumptions of interactive learning methods in teams, 2. A guide to the LIFT method, 3. A handbook for facilitators, 4. Training materials for running sessions using the LIFT method, 5. A compendium for employers on the implementation of the LIFT method, 6. A set of implementation procedures.
The implementation and application of the LIFT Model allows to solve the real problems appearing in the organization and to implement necessary changes and to introduce innovations. The high effectiveness of the Model is guaranteed by the cooperation of members of a heterogeneous team, which - with the support of a facilitator - uses the synergy effect caused by the phenomenon of mutual learning and develops solutions that meet the specific needs of a given company or institution.
Go4Diversity (Poland) – (10.2018 – 06.2021, European Social Fund, budget €200,000)
A transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the University of Ghent (Belgium) and with a non-governmental organization from the Värmland Region (Sweden). The goal of the project is to develop, test and implement new effective solutions that increase the motivation of employers to employ people with disabilities. The project assumed extensive primary research regarding the perception of people with disabilities in the labour market, experiences of cooperation with a disabled employee-employer, employers' attitude to employing people with disabilities and related fears and needs. The effect of the work will be a Go4Diversity model solution consisting of six parts: 1. Guidebook for employers, describing the types of disability and indicating what is needed (how to prepare a workplace) to hire people with disabilities, 2. Guide for co-workers of people with disabilities 3. Good practices about professionally active people with disabilities, 4. A series of one-day practical trainings for potential employers and co-workers who will be able to feel like people with disabilities, 5. Training for people supporting people with disabilities in the workplace, 6. Film - the concept of a campaign for the employment of people with disabilities.
Nurses of the 21st century – (09.2018 – 12.2019, Erasmus+ Programme, budget €40,000)
Transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the TrendHuis research and training company (Mechelen, Belgium) and Institut für Interkulturelle Arbeit Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin (Germany). The project is an example of strategic partnership in the exchange of good practices in the area of vocational education. The aim of the project is focused on developing good solutions in the area of raising the skills and competences of nurses enabling them to overcome barriers, limitations and threats resulting from the specificity of the profession.
Go4FutureSkills – (01.2019 – 12.2021, European Social Fund, budget €200,000)
A transnational cooperation project implemented in partnership with the Center for Continuing Education Aikuiskoulutuskeskus (Kouvola, Finland). The aim of the project is to develop testing and implementation of new solutions in adapting education and training systems to the needs of the labour market, including mechanisms for forecasting skills and competencies necessary to effectively perform work in current and future occupations. The effect of cooperation will be a Go4FutureSkills model solution using modern tools to create competence profiles and study the level of competencies desired in specific professions and offering development activities in the traditional and e-learning form. In the project, we will implement a model solution in the area of logistics.