Title Efficiency Measurement of Lifelong Learning, using of Balanced Scorecard Concept
Project Number 510007-2010-LLP-CZ-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text In a knowledge-based society, a special attention must be paid to the management of skills necessary for companies to be competitive. The money invested in this are often wasted due to a lack of tools to measure the efficiency of trainings with regard to the interconnection between the organization’s performance, strategy and training of individual employees.
Summary The EMOLL project responds to the lack of clear methodology for educational efficiency measurement. It is designed for organizations and companies standing out of both formal and informal life-long educational systems. Its aim is to deliver a global and a general approach with a set of indicators as well as a framework adaptable to that needs of each company or organization on the basis of its objectives, contexts, and strategies.
We focused on organizations from different settings such as public, commercial, and educational and our targets in these organizations were/are members of top-management, HR managers, specialist in in-service training, members of middle (line) management and other staff. Another important target group was identified in educational, consultation and similar organizations that provide expert services to organizations and their staff such as trainers, lectors, consultants, facilitators, etc.
The partner consortium was formed by 7 organizations from 6 European countries. There was a balanced representation of 3 elementary types of partners: higher education and research area, adult education and consultancy providers, and representatives of beneficiary organizations. Cooperation on this background enabled us to develop products matching the needs and experiences in education and HR development. It also allows the application of standardized research and development methodology and its implementation in target organizations.
EMOLL project consisted of two main phases: 1. development and 2. pilot implementation and exploitation. We developed and verified new EMOLL methodology and supporting tools for effective measurement of lifelong learning benefits. It is enhanced by Balanced Scorecard, a well-known tool in strategy performance management used by efficient and competitive companies.
To make it possible, we provided training and simulation environment and implemented of the EMOLL methodology in 12 pilot organizations by adapting the EMOLL concept to individual needs, culture and strategy of each organization. Apart from these main activities, other important steps were undertaken throughout the project such as quality assurance, networking and dissemination.
The EMOLL methodology proved to be implementable and apt to provide a systematic approach to evaluation and measurement of education efficiency and efficacy in all types of organizations involved in the implementation phase. Best practices from 6 partner countries provide recommendations and alternatives for future development .
In the future we expect to promote EMOLL best practices through the established knowledge network and to share gained experience in HR development and management issues with other potential users and multipliers of EMOLL outcomes.
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Real Estate Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Transportation and Storage
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Mining and Quarrying
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
Regarding EMOLL outcomes such as analysis, methodology, simulator, training, validation, best practices, dissemination and networking, they are all available for public use and accessible on EMOLL project website: www.emoll.eu/results, as well as in ADAM database.
Some results (such as e.g. customized set of key performance indicators and simulator´s user guide) are linked with the complete implementation process, and therefore are available for each potential beneficiary organization.
Please contact us in case of your interest (contacts to co-ordinator as well as each partner are available also on the project website). All outcomes related to project quality assurance are confidential.