PerFORMARE EmotivaMENTE (that encompasses “Competency lab” and the course “Emotional competencies and individual development”) has been included in the short list of the best didactic projects in the session “Nurturing Employability” at the international competition “Reimagine Education” organized by Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, QS Stars.
The work environment is the place in which the importance of an intelligence that is not just logic and abstract, but a harmonious combination of different capacities is more clearly manifested. These capacities include the ability to establish constructive relationships, to trust visceral sensations – when needed – , to grasp emotional links between people enhancing the positive ones and diverting the destructive ones.”
Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, 1998.
Competency Lab is a cycle of four interactive class lessons that aims to increase participants’ awareness of the behavioral competencies needed to achieve their professional goals and improve their competitiveness on the labor market.
Behavioural competencies are individual characteristics that lead to or cause effective or superior performance. Behavioral competencies are not related to a specific job, but they can be activated in any professional position which requires them. They can be goal and action management abilities, relational abilities or cognitive abilities. Some examples of behavioral competencies are: achievement orientation, initiative, adaptability, empathy, leadership, conflict management, influence, teamwork, self-awareness, self-control, positive outlook, pattern recognition, systems thinking, oral communication, etc.
Competency Lab is addressed to all students enrolled in a Master’s Degree Programme of Ca’ Foscari University.
Each Competency Lab is structured in 4 classroom meetings to 3 hours each (corresponding to 15 academic hours) and activities to be carried out online between one meeting and another. The entire Lab is organized over a period of 5 weeks.
Enrollment and attendance are mandatory. Participating in class activities and completing proposed exercises entail the provision of 3 extracurricular CFU, which will be inserted in the student’s study plan and in the final list of exams taken by each student.
The Competency Lab has been developed by the Ca’ Foscari Competency Centre, the Centre whose aim is to improve people’s employability and performance through the development of their behavioral competencies, in collaboration with the Department of Management.
The Competency Lab allows students to undertake a process aimed at:
In a Competency Lab each student is guided through four stages.
The activities of the Laboratory will be offered through classroom meetings and online activities.
The online educational activities will be supported by a digital learning platform (Competency platform) developed by the Competency Centre for Ca' Foscari students. Through the platform, each student can have access to a set of additional activities necessary for the completion of the course: for example, reading a short article, watching a movie, filling in questionnaires, completing exercises.
In the academic year 2018/2019 four editions of Competency Labs will be provided in September 2018, November 2018, February 2019 and March 2019.
The next edition will take place in the following dates:
To participate it is required to enroll online within 24 March 2019.
The Competency Labs will be held in Italian.
Open Badge (OBI - Open Badges Infrastructure) is an open technical standard, developed by Mozilla Foundation, and adopted by more than fourteen thousand organizations around the world in order to identify, recognize, gather and narrate the competencies of people.
Each Open Badge is associated with an image which embeds metadata about the skill that the badge represents, the recipient to whom the badge has been issued, how the skill has been assessed, the institutions that assessed it (in this specific case Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for the open badge earnt by the participants of the learning activities offered by the Ca’ Foscary Competency Centre).
In Italy, Open Badges that comply with the standard defined by Mozilla are issued by BERST.
Open Badges can be included in the digital curriculum vitae to recognize your competencies and can be shared across the web, for instance through Linkedin, in order to display your own competency portfolio.
Attending the Competency Lab you earn the Open Badge “Soft Skills: Self-Awareness”.
Last update: 18/04/2019