Effects of validation for individuals and organizations

7 May 14:00 - 15:15
Effects of validation for individuals and organizations Patrick Leushuis

Effects of validation for individuals and organizations

Patrick Leushuis

In this presentation the research and its results will be discusses, in the context of the Dutch system for validation

After several years of promoting and stimulating validation, the Dutch Government wanted to have more insight in the effects of validation for both individuals and organizations. ProfitWise was hired to investigate the effects of validation, using scientific methods that included analyses of quantitative date. The research provided evidence for the benefits of validation, such as career development, job matching and higher income.  The research also provided insights in conditions that need to be met in order to realize the benefits, especially related to human resources management policies and activities in organizations.

In this presentation the research and its results will be discusses, in the context of (the evolution of) the Dutch system for validation, which is aimed at both validation in education (VET and HE) and validation in the labour market.

About Patrick Leushuis

Country
The Netherlands
Organisation
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Netherlands

Since 2011 Patrick Leushuis is working as senior policy advisor in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Netherlands. The focus in his work in the department of Higher Education & Student Finance is on Lifelong Learning and Flexible Higher Education.  This includes large scale experiments in Dutch Higher Education on flexible learning for adult learners, in which validation is one of the key elements. He also is member of the National Council on Validation in The Netherlands. From 2006 to 2010 Patrick Leushuis was working for the Dutch Project Directorate on Learning & Working. This Project Directorate launched national campaigns to promote the use of validation and funded numerous projects for validation of non-formal and informal learning and work-based learning programs and Patrick Leushuis was co-ordinating the projects aimed at validation and work-based learning in Higher Education.

Before 2006 Patrick Leushuis has been working in Higher Education at Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). As project leader for educational innovation he was also involved in the development and co-ordination of validation in these UAS, from 2002.