APEX SYMPOSIUM, Ottawa, 29 and 30 May 2018

PROGRAM LAUNCH FOR THE 2018 APEX SYMPOSIUM:

The Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) announces the 2018 edition of its premier learning conference, under the theme of  “Leadership Symposium: Innovative, Mindful and Inclusive”. The Symposium will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on May 29 and 30, 2018.  Registrations are opened.

Co-chaired by Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth, and Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the comprehensive program will offer a range of high-calibre guest speakers. Speakers will address the latest developments in global human capital trends and the future of work, disruptive innovation, the concept of mindful leadership, recruiting top talent, diversity and inclusion, positioning Canada in the world, the role of science, and finally leadership and indigenous community affairs. The Clerk of the Privy Council will also deliver a speech, which will be followed by our APEX Awards of Excellence presentation. Michael Whittaker, Chair of the APEX Board of Directors, and Michel G. Vermette, APEX CEO,  invite you to register now.

Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ

 

CVA CERTIFIED DACUM ANALYSIS FACILITATOR
Deputy of the Training Centre for Advanced Management at the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ earned her Master of Science Degree at the Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 1999 and her PhD Degree in Mathematics Education at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) in 2005. She is the former Head of Quality Assurance Office at the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. Since 2015 she is the Deputy of Training Centre for Advanced Management at the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. This training Centre is funded by Vietnam Skill for Employment Project of Global Affairs Canada (VSEP/GAC).

 

 

“CVA Certified DACUM Trainers and designated Evaluators gave me much constructive feedback on my DACUM charts. Their feedback on my previous DACUM charts has helped me to improve my future work tremendously. Some universities and colleges in Vietnam are already using my DACUM analysis to design new curricula and improve their study programs. I think DACUM analysis can help bring innovations to the Vietnamese higher education system in the future.”
Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ

 

To become a CVA certified DACUM Analysis Facilitator, Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ  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.

Nguyễn Thanh Thuỷ is now registered in the CVA CERTIFIED DACUM ANALYSIS FACILITATOR international directory.

thuyamsterdam@gmail.com
8/76 Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, phường 24,
quận Bình Thạnh, TP.HCM, Viêt Nam

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – Special Issue on DACUM, November 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the DACUM model.

DACUM, the acronym for Developing A CUrriculuM, is a methodology originally designed and implemented in Canada as a holistic system for organizing, delivering instruction and managing the learning process. Its competency analysis component (DACUM analysis) is recognized on all continents as best practice to identify and describe competency-based occupational standards.

To celebrate this important milestone, the Canadian Vocational Association (CVA) November Newsletter will entirely be dedicated to DACUM.

The main focus will be on the past (a retrospective), present (the current state of affairs), and future (prospective analyses) of DACUM and Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET). The CVA also wishes this Special Bulletin to include critical analyses of DACUM and CBET, and comparative analyses with other approaches and methodologies.

In addition to offering a collection of articles, papers and studies, the CVA is calling for contributions from DACUM practitioners in any part of the world who want to share their thoughts and insights on this methodology.

If you are interested in making a contribution, the requirements are listed below:
-Include a title
-Indicate your name, employer, position, and your professional online visibility (web page, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
-Provide a short summary
-Organize with appropriate subheadings
-Number all pages
-Make your copy easy to read by using short words and short sentences
-Conform to standards of correct English
-When making a reference, use the footnote option for the title, author, link, etc.
-This article should be limited to approximately 2000 words
-The article must be online and the link provided

Please submit your article to the CVA reading team at cvaacfpbulletin@gmail.com no later than 15 October 2017.

N.B. CVA holds the right to decide if a submitted article will or not be published in this Special Bulletin.

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Lana Bos

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.

Lana is now registered in the CVA CERTIFIED DACUM ANALYSIS FACILITATOR international directory.

lana.bos@dal.ca
+1-902-893-6665

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