CVA CERTIFIED DACUM ANALYSIS FACILITATOR
Program Instructor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
I work at Extended Learning in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University. As part of the team here, I work on program development nationally and internationally. Internationally, I help develop competency based programming that meets the need of the labour market. I facilitate workshops in Competency Based Education and Training, including Occupational Skills Analysis (OSA), Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), curriculum and program development along with development of training materials and how to create interactive student classrooms with an emphasis on hand-on practical skills and application in agriculture.
I have been fortunate, through this position, to complete three Skills Analysis in Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and most recently in Ethiopia. Facilitating a skills analysis is challenging but more than rewarding when you get to see the final product of a DACUM chart for the occupation. This chart flows nicely into the development occupational standards, curriculum and teaching materials.
I first took the DACUM facilitator’s course with the CVA in February 2014 and really enjoyed learning about the DACUM process. I entered the Certification Program in April 2015 and completed my third OSA in June 2016. Pierre Morin and the CVA have been very supportive and helpful throughout the process. They have provided feedback and advice on my DACUM charts and I have grown as a facilitator.
To become a CVA certified DACUM Analysis Facilitator, Lana had to satisfy the following requirements:
- successful completion of the CVA DACUM Analysis Facilitator Training Module, or an equivalent training;
- facilitation of a minimum of three occupational analyses using the DACUM methodology, each to be submitted for a formal review by the CVA’s DACUM Analysis Evaluation Committee
- formal reviews confirming that a minimum of three analyses complied with the DACUM quality standards as set by the CVA.