Professionalisation in learning communities
Because of the large number of employees, it was chosen to develop on the basis of roles within this professionalization process. All employees of HU services were, in consultation, divided into one of the six defined roles: Managerial, Advice, Policies, Monitoring & Control, Project Manager and Operations & Services. Subsequently, within each role, learning communities of up to fifteen participants were formed. Each learning community had its own budget and was supervised by a facilitator, who was connected to the learning community as “travel agent”. During the course of five to six months, the facilitator was responsible for building coherence and elaboration with regards to knowledge and skills for the participants.
Design your own development
For each role, a description and development direction were described. These formed the basis for determining personal learning objectives and the “development menu”, from which each learning community could shape its own development trajectory. Various offerings (blended learning) were included in the menus, such as a collaboration game, a company visit, a boxing clinic, creative workshops and several knowledge & skills trainings. On top of that, the learning communities all had an assigned budget at their own disposal.