Promoting Educational Organisation through peoPLE

Project Overview

Project Title Promoting Educational Organisation through peoPLE
Project Number 543657-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-KZ-TEMPUS-JPGR
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2013–December 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) N/A
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
• Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
• Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
• Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications (Kazakhstan)
• S. Toraighyrov Palvlodar State University (Kazakhstan)
• Karaganda State Medical University (Kazakhstan)
• Armenian State University of Economics (Armenia)
• Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Armenia)
• American University of Armenia Fund (Armenia)
• Kutaisi University (Georgia)
• Ilia State University (Georgia)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project Coordinator:

Joint Stock Company Narxoz University (Kazakhstan)

Beneficiary Joint Stock Company Narxoz University

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The general objective is to reinforce top and middle managers of higher education institutions competencies by developing a human resource management and staff development strategy focusing the challenges the economic transition process of the partner countries and globalization are impacting higher education institutions.

Project Objectives
  • To carry out a HR processes and procedures audit in order to find out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats this domain is currently facing.
  • To carry out training needs detection throughout a map of competencies on HR in HEIs.
  • To carry out a training for trainers (experts in the field of HR in the partner countries) which will further train the HR academic and staff people at each partner university.
  • To carry out training seminars on HR most relevant processes (identified in the previous objective) in order to improve the competencies of top and middle managers (both academic and administrative or technical staff)
  • To develop a strategic plan for the development of HR in each partner university taking into consideration their specific results of the audit analysis.
  • To implement the strategic plan during the second and the third year of the project in order to follow up deviations and improve results.
  • To create a specific resources center at each partner university with materials as well as an online platform with shared information on HR.
  • To create a printed handbook of HR materials with the results of the training and the HR standardized processes.
  • To reinforce top and middle managers competencies of higher education institutions by developing a human resource management and staff development strategy.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Security Services, Personal and Other Services
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
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Work Package 1: HR processes audit and mapping competences – A map of main HR processes will be identified by each partner institution and an audit process, taking into consideration the international standards for HR auditing the ISO has established, will be defined. The auditing process will contain: (i) audit plan/agenda; (ii) audit checklist; (iii) audit report. Additionally, the map of competencies of human resources managers and staff will be a matrix of roles, skills, attitudes and expertise required that will be the basis for self-assessing the training needs.

Work Package 2: Training HR managers and staff comprise several stages: Stage 1: To carry out a training for trainers addressed to experts in the field of human resources management and staff development in the partner universities which will further train the academic and administrative managers and staff at each partner university (stage 2). This training is foreseen to be done by European partners (Spain and Portugal) in the European countries.

Stage 2: To carry out training seminars on HR most relevant processes (identified in the auditing working package as areas for improvement and weaknesses) in order to improve the competencies of academic and administrative managers and staff. Once the trainers have been trained, each partner institution will organise the seminar in each country. This seminar will be offered by each institution and will invite other stakeholders with whom they have memorandums of understanding and usually cooperate. This training will use the same format as the carried out in Europe but will try to focus to a wider number of participants. Around 25 participants x 9 institutions make an indicator of 225 university top and middle managers trained.

Stage 3: organisation of workshops on specific human resources management topics to be in-depth covered during the project. These workshops will be organised in Sweden and Portugal. Specific workshops will be offered by IST and KTH in order to improve some priorised competencies that will be detected during the audit and map of competencies. The objective is to organise two short placements during the second and the third year of the people on two main subjects.

Work package 3: Strategic plan for the development of HR consists of following stages: (i) Sessions to bring in common some concepts, terminology and a methodology; (ii) To work the Strategic Planning with the Planning Commission; (iii) To review the objectives of each strategic axis is defined; (iv) To create the balance scorecards; (v) Strategic Planning Approval and communication.

Work package 4: HR resources centers – a physical resources centre at each partner university: the aim of this resources centre is to offer HR trainers or managers a place to address themselves to follow the online training in case their professional internet accessibility is limited or a place to improve their knowledge in the field. It will also include a timing for face-to-face monitoring and tutoring for those participants who will require it. Additionally, a Handbook of HR materials will be developed. The handbook will be a compilation of all the materials used in the project and aims at fostering transferability of the results.

Work package 5: Dissemination – open conferences will be organised to ensure transferability and knowledge management and to offer the possibility to other stakeholders to join the training services and products.

Project Results
  • HR processes identified and procedures audit defined
  • Map of competencies in HR managers and staff developed
  • HR trainers trained
  • Strategic plan for the development of HR approved
  • HR resources centers established
  • Open conferences organised

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