SASSI – Final Event – Register Now!

Final event of the SASSI Working On project on 26th November 2020 – Registration is open!.

Effective and revitalising approaches to career management to support longer working lives

We are looking forward to sharing with you our findings and tools and discuss with you in various formats about relevant topics related to ‘working on’.

 

Save the Date – Final Event

Final event on 26th November at 15 CET

Don’t miss our final event that we will organise on 26th November, 2020, at 15.00 to 18.00 CET. Due to corona-related restrictions the meeting will be carried online  so you can join from everywhere! Please find more information here.

The full programme and link for registration will be published here in the next few days.

SASSI – Impact of the pandemic on learning projects

The planned learning projects – so beautifully planned in Matosinhos – have been massively affected by the current situation. Everything started well. The team of BUPNET and blinc came back full of enthusiasm and started to concretise things. First steps were successfully taken: A coaching guideline based on the SASSI concept was developed, mobility as a means of further training was explored and first plans were made – actually a team training abroad was planned for June, then postponed to September and then cancelled completely for this year … . The plans for Job Shadowing have also been put on hold. Unfortunately, travelling is just not safe these days. But we hope that next year we can catch up on our plans for European mobility!

If you are also interested in planning European mobility, please visit our SASSI Hub, where we have prepared a wealth of information on this topic.

SASSI – Learning projects

Currently, all partners are implementing a learning project related to any of the course topics to apply in practice the newly aquired knowledge … and maybe to bring about change in the corporate culture.
Currently, in BUPNET we look at how we can make our own further education more innovative by including mobility – also abroad – as an option. We are fortunate enough to have funds available for this. So it will be “off to Europe”.
If you are interested in exploring innovative work experience incl. mobility as a means to update competences or to discover new ones, you should check on our SASSI Hub.

SASSI – Hub

We are glad to announce that all modules that were provided during our training course in Matosinhos are now available on our SASSI-Hub.
The modules are:

  • Module 1: Longer working lives
  • Module 2: Career pathways for older employees
  • Module 3: Career review
  • Module 4: Workplace mobility for career revitalisation
  • Module 5: Career management for older employees
  • Module 6: Building capacity – the learning project
  • Module 7: Competence validation with LEVEL5

Besides the modules you can also find further reading, articles, case studies and examples of successful career changes in later life.
Interested? Register today: https://mahara.vita-eu.org/ and choose “SASSI – Working on” in the list of institutions.

SASSI – Post-course activities

After the 3-day training course in Porto/Matosinhos the practical phase has now started.
The practical phase consists of two stages:
First stage: The 15 course participants apply and transfer their learning by training other ‘facilitators’, i.e. HR managers, career coaches, line managers etc,. in the SASSI Working On approach and techniques.
Second stage: The course participants and the newly trained ‘facilitators’ will each provide later-life career guidance to older workers (aged 50+) – including unretirees, employees, job seekers etc. – thereby applying their learning and testing the process/techniques. Continue reading

SASSI Working On – Successful training

We had great days in Porto/Matosinhos. The course offered a comprehensive overview of approaches, tools, and instruments that can be used in career review, management and guidance for older workers.

The following quotation summarises very nicely the general mood after the course:

“Before joining the workshop in Matosinhos I knew why planning of career guidance and management should be age-sensitive, because I worked with a wide range of people, younger and older persons. I reflected on myself and was interested in the topic. Until then I was aware of age-sensitive strengths and threats. During the workshop we received detailed background information and learned how to work with specific methods and tools. I’m now looking forward to using this tools and to work with people, so that I can enhance my competence in the field of planning and preparing career guidance and career management support.”

Now all course participants will plan and implement a learning project to apply and transfer the SASSI Working On approach and techniques in their work.

SASSI – Training Course in Portugal

The SASSI Working On consortium is organising a 3-day training course on 17.09. to 20.09.2019 in Matosinhos/Porto. The course addresses people with HR responsibility, in-house trainers, line or team managers.

Central topics of the training are: Continue reading

SASSI Working On – Situation on career guidance for 50+

Each partner carried out national research in order to identify current practice in terms of providing career guidance and career management for 50+ employees.
Research shows that in the partner countries there are no specific advisory or counselling programmes for older people. This means that this group uses the systems that are generally available for adults of all age groups. In contrast, most countries have put in place policies wich aim to support longer working lives.
The importance of the increasing retirement age does not go unnoticed. Companies that do not yet perceive this issue as important undoubtedly will in the near future.

Find more information here.