Mar 15, 2019

CEF Blog on Learning: Practitioners` Examples

We run a blog on learning where CEF experts and colleagues from partner institutions share reflections and lessons learned on capturing, packaging and sharing knowledge and experience in our constituency. Many of the blog posts touch upon Leadership for Managing Reforms that is a cross-cutting topic through all CEF thematic areas. We are very pleased to share that the blog was moved to a brand new online platform

New online platform is no longer externally hosted but part of the CEF website. We invite you to visit it and browse through the list of blog posts, where you will find interesting reading material, mostly about the concepts of capturing, packaging and sharing of knowledge and experience. These concepts are used to describe the capacities of knowledge hubs. The CEF serves as a knowledge hub for South East Europe. Knowledge hubs are institutions that focus either on broad or very sector-specific experience with an aim to accelerate reform processes.

What does capturing, packaging and sharing mean?

Capturing knowledge and experience

The aim of various capturing activities (governance and partners’ meetings, feedback at learning initiatives, visits to the region…) is to put forward a learning program that suits individual and institutional needs, and responds to the ongoing change endeavors. For this reason, we are in a constant dialogue with our constituency to understand their learning needs. Here is an example of blog post about capturing and setting up of the new thematic area by our colleague Simona Blazheska Stankovikj.

Packaging knowledge and experience

After we have identified (or captured) the learning needs, our goal is to package the knowledge in practical, interactive and participant-oriented learning solutions. We achieve this by combining various learning formats (workshops, webinars, high-level dialogues, certification trainings…) at online and physical platforms. In our learning approach, the learner is at the heart of the learning process. Our colleague Tara Vasiljević for instance under the topic of packaging reflects about the future of learning and the role of technology

Sharing knowledge and experience

We share knowledge and examples of good practice in the region through our publications as well as various digital platforms: digital stories, the CEF blog and website, social media channels, newsletter etc. This way we spread knowledge beyond classroom, illustrate the immediate impact and long-term results of our work, showcase the region’s successes, and share information about the latest technologies and approaches in learning gained from international network of peer institutions. In the blog post by our colleague, Tina Žagar you can read  how social media can support learning.

What does Leadership for Managing Reforms cover?

Many of the blog posts touch upon the area of leadership for managing reforms that is cross-cutting through all CEF thematic areas. The leadership learning program encompasses the topics of enhancing trust and cooperation among institutions, strengthening leadership and management capacities that promote change, and facilitating learning and knowledge sharing. Here is an example of a post by our colleague Matija Čarman that writes about development of individuals and teams.

All blog posts were moved to the new platform, we will however keep the old platform alive for the transition period of three months. If you are interested to contribute a post on one of the above topics, let us know at communications@cef-see.org.