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"Leadership is about successfully managing change"
The world keeps changing at a rapid rate. This is characterized by ever-faster innovation cycles, disruptive technologies, digitalization and challenges posed by global environmental changes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As economic, technological and social developments constantly evolve and diversify, so do the skills requirements in the workplace and society.
Worldwide, TVET systems and institutions are struggling to anticipate these changing requirements and to initiate the change processes that are needed for countries to stay connected to global developments, for economies to become or stay competitive, and for societies to remain inclusive.
For such change processes to be successful and sustainable, they must be driven from the inside - by national or local leaders who have a thorough understanding of the respective national policies and context. The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme therefore builds the capacity of TVET professionals to become effective change agents in their institutions and countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the process of digitalization in the labour market. In the future, 9 out of 10 jobs will require digital skills. Workers will need to learn new skills for these jobs or adapt to the technological changes within their current roles. The digital transformation calls for upskilling and reskilling of workers, the development of entrepreneurial competencies, and the provision of career guidance, particularly for unemployed youth.
TVET systems need to respond to these changing skills demands. But while the pandemic has led to a major shift towards distance learning and a focus on building digital capacities, many countries have struggled to implement online learning programmes. The pandemic has exposed existing vulnerabilities and highlighted the importance of strengthening TVET institutions to meet the demands of the digital transformation.
In this context, the 2021 UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme focuses on Skills for the digital transformation: How TVET institutions can respond to future demands.
The programme explores:
Where will it take place?
The 2021 programme will be offered online and will be conducted in English. It will feature a series of webinars that cover:
Understand the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market, and how TVET systems need to transform to respond
Learn from examples how institutions have adapted their activities to respond to the changing context
Learn how to develop strategies to support TVET institutions to respond to future demands
Develop ideas to transform TVET institutions
The programme brings together experts and leaders from around the world in an engaging environment. Each webinar starts with a presentation on the latest trends and examples, and then engages participants in group work, assignments, and the sharing of experiences and case studies.
When will it take place?
The 2021 programme will be organized in two batches:
* 1-30 September 2021
* 1-30 November 2021
What are the time requirements?
Participants are expected to attend at least five webinars over the course of one month (approx. 1 webinar per week). Each webinar will last approximately 2 hours. Participants may need to dedicate approx. 1 hour per week to completing assignments between webinars.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme targets mid- to senior-level TVET professionals from UNEVOC Centres and other TVET institutions, who are current or potential leaders or “change agents” in their institutions.
Candidates should fulfil the following criteria:
To apply for the 2021 UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme, please complete the application form below by 21 May 2021.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the application process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants not selected.
If you have any questions, please contact unevoc.leadership(at)unesco.org