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1 Welcome to the online edition of our annual report. To scroll through, please use the arrows (top right on the following pages) or your cursor arrow keys. Report 2017 Center for Scientific Continuing Education (ZWW)

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3 FOREWORD Dear Readers! In this reporting year, we hosted Europe at JGU: The network for academic continuing education at universities, eucen, selected Mainz as the conference location. Over 100 guests from outside Europe were guests at JGU for 3 days in June. The conference was a great success, as the evaluations showed, and the supporting program, such as the boat trip from Mainz to Eltville in beautiful weather, was fondly remembered by everyone. Shortly afterwards, after 4 years, the ZWW had to be re-assessed as part of the quality test. The on-site visit was extremely successful, and the ZWW was certified as doing an excellent job. In November 2017, the Leibniz Institute DIE (German Institute for Adult Education) appointed the head of the ZWW to its administrative board as a representative of science (for the DGWF). The ZWW increased its number of participants slightly compared to the previous year and thus remained at a high level: In 2017 we reached a new record with 7248 participants. We hope you enjoy reading our 2017 report, Dr. Beate Hörr Head of the Center for Scientific Further Education Photo: Thomas Hartmann 3

4 Foreword 3 Tasks of the ZWW 6 General conditions 7 Program of the ZWW 8 Economic resources and achievement of economic goals of the ZWW 10 ZWW OFFERS Getting older / Demographic change 12 Silver Surfer 2017: Because they know what they are doing! 14 The degree in contact studies 16 Contact studies in public relations and marketing 16 Contact studies in educational counseling: basic qualification and ProfilPASS certification courses 17 Contact studies in gender working 18 Contact studies in migration and society 19 Contact studies in leadership skills 20 Contact studies in leading in balance 21 Train the Trainer 21 Contact studies in teaching learning learning teaching 21 Train the trainer : Intercultural 21 Natural Sciences 22 Teacher Training 22 Guest Audience Studies 23 4

5 PROJECTS AND ORDERS Projects and orders at EU, federal and state level 24 regional qualification centers in a network: a nationwide sales model 24 educational bonus training courses and consultant days 25 company value: human 26 company value: human plus 27 * New advanced training planned * Specialized advanced training oncological care 28 international Summer School German (and) Theology 29 students professionally advised LOB sub-project 30 Gender competence: ZWW sought-after partner in ministries 31 49th EUCEN Conference in Mainz June Conference Conclusions 33 Third Demography Week Rhineland-Palatinate from November 6th to 13th Initiative report in the European Parliament for further scientific training 35 CAPTIVE JV project 35 HE4u2 36 Mission statement of the ZWW 37 Imprint 43 5

6 TASKS OF THE ZWW The ZWW supports the departments, artistic universities and institutions in the development and implementation of offers of scientific further education. The ZWW offers its own advanced training courses in close cooperation with the departments, universities and institutions of JGU below the master's and bachelor's degrees, carries out projects and accepts orders. It is the point of contact for all those interested in further academic training who need advice. The ZWW also takes care of inquiries from institutions regarding further scientific training. The ZWW offers its own further education events, it is involved in various projects and also takes on assignments from external institutions. It raises third-party funding in the context of relevant projects. CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION An excerpt from our offer: The Senate Committee for Studies, Teaching and Further Education at JGU is responsible for fundamental matters relating to scientific further education. On behalf of the President, the ZWW represents the interests of the university in matters of academic continuing education externally, regionally, nationwide and at European and international level. JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY MAINZ JG U JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION D MAINZ TELEPHONE: FAX:

7 FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS ZWW-Personnel Salary group Personnel Scope of positions State-financed ZWW-financed ped. planning PA EG -13/15 8 5.9 VK (full-time employees) 1.5 VK 4.4 VK ped. Planning PA EG, 5 VK 1.5 VK Seminar management EG, 5 VK 1.0 VK 1.5 VK Seminar management EG, 0 VK 3.0 VK Seminar management EG, 9 VK 0.9 VK Scientific assistants hours / approx. 2, 0 VK total / financed in% 27 15.8 20% 80% Apprentices / interns up to 5 / year Personnel overview of the ZWW In 2017, the ZWW had to cope with the departure of two long-term employees and one employee. Thanks to the professionalized and well-documented processes and workflows as part of quality assurance, new employees were able to quickly familiarize themselves with the ZWW. Like the JGU as a whole, the ZWW also has to struggle with the difficult spatial conditions. The permanent search for spaces devours a lot of valuable time. Furthermore, for these reasons, an expansion of the ZWW offer is not feasible. 7th

8 PROGRAM OF THE ZWW The total number of participants in 2017 was 7248, a new high in the history of the ZWW! The majority come from Rhineland-Palatinate (66%), not counting the guest students. Hessen makes up a fifth of the participants, the proportion of the rest of the federal territory has remained almost the same. Due to the high demand, the ZWW again offered more events in 2017, namely 370 (2016: 364). The ZWW accepted 22 in-house events (corresponds to 6%), as their own premises would not have allowed the events to be expanded in-house. We did not achieve our goal of further increasing the occupancy rate: at the events, occupancy fell by 6.7%. The number of lessons increased from 6045 in 2016 to 6514 in 2017. The implementation rate has increased slightly: in 2017 it was 93% (2016: 86.8%), i.e. a very good value. In the field of teaching, the ZWW has a pool of 164 (2016: 179) lecturers as lecturers, of which 31% (2016: 32%) of the JGU's academic staff and 69% (2016: 68%) external lecturers. ZWW statistics 2017 Comparison compared to the previous year Comparison: 2016 Allocations (participations) Allocations plus 1.1% Allocations Offered events 370 events plus 1.6% 364 events Of which actually carried out 344 events plus 8.8% 316 events Lesson hours Uh. Plus 7.2% VAT. 8th

9 Number of written out Events Number of carried out Events Events Year Comparison of the advertised and implemented events 2001 to 2017 Ustd. (total) bookings (total) number of changes in bookings and lessons with guest students from 2001 to year 9

10 ECONOMIC RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC TARGET ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ZWW It is becoming increasingly difficult for the ZWW to absorb the regular wage increases in the public service, as the wage increases come when the programs of the following year have long been planned and the fees have been fixed. Incidentally, the ZWW is at the top of the required participation fees in a nationwide comparison, further increases to compensate for the tariff increases are no longer possible if one does not want to destroy the offers,,,,, VORR To finance the work of the ZWW are next to one Basic allocation of the university Income from participation fees as well as funding from cooperation partners and third-party funding from the state or the federal government. As every year, the income and expenses of the ZWW for 2017 are shown in a contribution margin calculation. Third-party funding from 2013 to 2017

11 A good gift idea: Voucher for participation in Studying 50 Plus or in the guest student course Center for Scientific Continuing Education (ZWW) Voucher for Dr. Beate Hörr, Head of the ZWW ZWW JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY MAINZ JG U Studying 50 Plus Guest Audience Studies Studying 50 Plus Guest Auditor Studies Information and orders under 11

12 ZWW offers GET OLDER / DEMOGRAPHICAL CHANGE Contact study Study 50 Plus Study 50 Plus posted a new demand record in 2017 as well: the number of occupancies rose from 3385 to 3520 by 4% for the repeated time in a row. Building on the results of the participant survey carried out in 2016, the program was expanded further in 2017 in order to meet the steadily increasing demand. In particular, further events in block format were offered in all subject areas. A total of / events (2016: 154) were offered in the summer semester 2017 and winter semester 2017, of which 158 (2016: 142) were also held. The implementation rate rose slightly to 93.5% (2016: 92%), while the occupancy rate fell slightly to an average of 22 participants per event (2016: 24). The proportion of events in the area of ​​aging / demographic change in the ZWW's core business is now 51.3% (2016: 49%). The end of the lecture period was celebrated with the two traditional end-of-semester festivals in mid-February and mid-July. In 2017, more than 600 people used the opportunity to find out more about the offer in the following semester and to exchange ideas with the teachers, other participants and the team of the ZWW in a sociable setting. Over 2000 interested parties subscribe to the monthly newsletter, which has been published since mid-2016, with news from the program, organizational and date information from the university's calendar of events. 12

13 Studieren 50 Plus also took part in the online ring lecture in the 2017 summer semester (this time on the main topic Reformation and Revolution, Social Change and its Transitions. In association with 12 universities from all over Germany, this topic was addressed in four lectures by representatives of several scientific disciplines from different perspectives The lectures were transmitted via video conference from the lecturer's home university to the lecture halls of all partner universities. After the lectures, participants from all locations were able to take part in the discussion. Photo /: ZWWi Total number of occupancies Male occupancy Female occupancy Number of the occupancies in the study area 50 plus

14 SILVER SURFER 2017: BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Identifying challenges Strengthening security 14 The Silver Surfer 2017 symposium: Because they know what they are doing! Identifying challenges Strengthening the safety of the ZWW in cooperation with the State Control Center Good Living in Old Age of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Health and Demography (MSAGD) and the Silver Tips project safely online! The media intelligence initiative of the JGU Mainz and the MedienKompetenz Forum Südwest-Stiftung (MKFS-Stiftung) reached around 90 voluntary multipliers on July 11, 2017, who work, among other things, as senior advisors, senior safety trainers or as employees of Internet support points . Since at the last symposium the wish was often expressed to find out more about the activities of the individual projects / initiatives, a multipliers survey was carried out in the run-up to the symposium in 2017. The study should record and describe the voluntary activities of the Rhineland Palatinate multipliers in the field of silver surfers. In particular, questions were asked about the motivation and skills of the multipliers, the various teaching and learning activities and the respective framework conditions. In terms of content, the study concerned the components of framework conditions, forms of learning and arrangements, multipliers (background, motivations, goals of the activity, knowledge and skills) and course experience. Survey among volunteers The questionnaire was developed in close cooperation with the State Office for Good Life in Old Age, with Dr. Florian Pressmar (LMK) and with the Center for Quality Development (ZQ) at JGU. The results were presented in a specialist lecture at the Silver Surfer Conference 2017, documented on the Internet and the documentation was sent to all those involved after the conference by. Photo /: ZWWi

15 Map of the initiatives A map of Rhineland-Palatinate with all the initiatives was updated, posted online as a PDF, printed as a poster (print run: 1000 copies) and sent to the multipliers. A brochure with an overview of all senior citizens' PC and Internet meetings in Rhineland-Palatinate was compiled, printed (print run: 3000 copies) and made available on the Internet. The data was also used in other contexts. As part of the final event of Demography Week Rhineland-Palatinate on in Ludwigshafen, information about the results of the symposium as well as the brochure and map was provided at a separate stand and the brochure was distributed in the participation documents when registering. This brochure has also been added to the overview of Internet help for seniors in Rhineland-Palatinate on the RLP regional seniors' representative website. As part of the Silver Surfer Conference 2017, a lecture by Dr. Florian Preßmar, State Center for Media and Communication Rhineland-Palatinate, with the title Because they know what they are doing! Results of the survey of senior Internet initiatives held in Rhineland-Palatinate. Questions about the Internet as well as data and consumer protection arise very frequently in the facilities. In order to be able to do even better work, further training, the financial framework and the equipment should be improved. In the second lecture by Dr. Markus Marquard from the Center for General Scientific Further Education (ZAWiW) at the University of Ulm focused on media acquisition and learning with new media. Five learning islands were supervised in the afternoon by 30 students from JGU and the Catholic University of Mainz. During the preparation period, the students were provided with a mentor from practice (e.g. consumer advice center, data protection officer). As part of their teaching and learning seminars with new media, the students prepared the learning islands before and after, for which they received credit points as part of their seminars. The transfer of theory to practice by the sponsors on the one hand and the cooperation between JGU and the Mainz Catholic University of Applied Sciences on the other hand were rated as additional positive side effects. Miss Dr. Petra Bauer from JGU, FB 02, was with her seminar Teaching and Learning with New Media, Dr. Florian Preßmar is represented by the KH Mainz with his seminar Teaching and Learning with New Media. Topics of the learning islands: Lots of offers, lots of ways to address target groups online Consumer protection on the internet: rights, obligations, security Digital round tables: This is how senior citizens learn on the internet Keeping fit with computers, smartphones and the like. Facebook, Twitter, Seniorbook: Seniors in Social Networks In the discussion rounds and during the breaks, there was the opportunity to get to know new contacts, to re-establish existing network connections and to ask further questions to the experts. 15th

16 THE DEGREE IN CONTACT STUDIES In all contact studies of the ZWW, participants can acquire a qualified overall degree. In 2017, a total of 54 people (equivalent to 54.88% of the participants) obtained a scientific degree in a contact course. The participants in the contact studies are usually professionally qualified, but often without previous experience in an academic context. In order to facilitate the conclusion for this target group in particular, the ZWW has been offering a workshop on the subject of scientific work for two years. This could be carried out again last year. The participants repeat the basics of scientific work and scientific integrity. In addition, there is the opportunity to fine-tune your own topics in a collegial exchange and with the support of the workshop leaders. Since this event is designed as a service to the participants, no fees are charged for this, only a contribution for the expenses incurred. CONTACT STUDIES PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING 16 The graduates of this contact course receive two certificates after successful completion: the ZWW university certificate with 10 credit points and an IHK certificate. The successful cooperation with the IHK Rheinhessen in the area of ​​contact studies is thus developing. Small and medium-sized companies in the region benefit from this: Here you will find an institution that offers its employees advanced training at university level, which can also be used directly for professional practice. However, it is just as positive that half of the participants now come from other federal states and thus sometimes have to travel long distances to complete the contact studies at JGU. 12 of the participants in the 2016 round successfully completed their contact studies in February 2017 with a practice-oriented term paper and the associated final colloquium. Basic seminar media work Prof. Arnold compulsory 2 days (24th /) workshop seminar media work 1 Prof. Arnold elective 2 days (28th /) workshop seminar media work 2 Prof.Arnold Compulsory elective 2 days (19./) Basic seminar Marketing Dr. Meyer compulsory 2 days (23rd /) workshop seminar Marketing 1 Dr. Meyer Elective 2 days (08./) Workshop seminar Marketing 2 Dr. Meyer Elective 2 days (20./) Introduction to media law Dr. Klickermann compulsory 2 days (17./) university and IHK certificate after homework and colloquium

17 CONTACT STUDIES EDUCATIONAL ADVICE: Basic qualification and ProfilPASS certification courses The field of educational counseling is currently experiencing a boom: after more than ten years, interest in the certificate course in educational counseling & competence development has not only continued, meanwhile the ZWW is also exporting further training to Freiburg, where it cooperates with the local VHS . Continuing education has long been one of the nationally recognized basic qualifications for consultants in the educational sector. The GIBeT (Society for Information, Counseling and Therapy at Universities) recognizes the qualification in its advanced training certificate. That is why more and more people and institutions, including many universities that perform advisory tasks in education, work and employment, are accepting the certificate course as a necessary basic qualification Number of occupancies in total male occupancies female occupancies Number of occupancies Educational Advice and ProfilPass 2013 until Gut is accepted also an additional seminar specifically aimed at student advisors. A modified offer was continued in 2017 as part of the Integration through Qualification funding program, which is also carried out in Freiburg: This offer is aimed at people with an academic degree in educational science, pedagogy, psychology, social work, ethnology or sociology. The participants already have good to very good knowledge of German. They come from South America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Near and Middle East and, in addition to their language skills and specialist knowledge, also have knowledge of the cultural characteristics of their countries of origin. The intercultural diversity of the group also shows the need for advice from a different perspective. Linguistic security is reinforced by the dovetailing of the German lessons with those of the modules. In 2018, the measure will be carried out in Stuttgart and Mannheim in addition to Freiburg, due to the great demand. In Mainz, a qualification for migrant women is planned for 2018 as part of a project funding from the Ministry for Family, Women, Youth, Integration and Consumer Protection. In addition, as the ProfilPASS dialogue center, the ZWW continues to train advisors and course leaders for the ProfilPASS. This competency assessment tool was developed by the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE), among others. 17th

18 CONTACT STUDIES GENDER WORKING After 2016 was all about training for the new state equality law, 2017 went back to the usual rhythm with 128 participations and 9 seminars. The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry for Family, Women, Youth, Integration and Consumer Protection supports the ZWW financially. This makes it possible to offer a comprehensive and coordinated overall program year after year as part of a contact course. Rhineland-Palatinate equality officers can therefore participate at reduced rates. The qualification offer in combination with the possibility of acquiring a full qualification is still unique in Germany. There is therefore also great interest from other federal states. Federal Equal Opportunities Commissioners and Equal Opportunities Commissioners from other countries also use the offer for further training

19 CONTACT STUDIES MIGRATION AND SOCIETY The contact studies are still well received by the participants and the interest in qualifications has increased significantly. The new Train the Trainer: Intercultural, which was launched last year, contributed to this. In the past year, there was again intense demand for events that can be linked to the current situation of refugees. A total of 208 people attended the 15 events. The catchment area of ​​the participants is still broadly diversified, but there is lively popularity in particular from Rhineland-Palatinate: 138 participants received further training here. Occupancy total occupancy Rhineland-Palatinate occupancy Hessen Occupancy other Spatial origin of occupancy in the area of ​​European migration 2013 to

20 CONTACT STUDIES LEADERSHIP SKILLS Promoting young female executives, strengthening companies 20 Leadership skills are aimed at young female executives in small and medium-sized companies. The part-time development program was developed by the ZWW in cooperation with the Rheinhessen Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for the region. The program has been financially supported by the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture Rhineland-Palatinate (MWVLW) since 2015, the development program was carried out for the fifth time. Upon completion of the advanced training, 9 participants received the IHK certificate for leadership skills and the university certificate with ten ECTS points. The certificates were awarded at the Leadership Competence Expert Forum, which took place on November 30, 2017. They were presented by Ingrid Schüttler, Deputy Head of the Economic Regulation, Vocational Education and Training Department at the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture Rhineland-Palatinate (MWVLW), Sabine Weis, Project Manager Contact Studies in Leadership Skills, and Günter Jertz, General Manager of the IHK for Rheinhessen. Numerous participants obtained information about the work of the project at the specialist conference and received practical impulses for implementation in the company. The development program is based on current research results in personnel and organizational development and corresponds to the national quality standards of the chambers of industry and commerce. The topics covered include the successful design of change processes, leading teams and dealing with difficult management situations. The qualification includes competency assessments, which are carried out at the beginning and at the end. Accompanying coaching supports individual development. As part of the federal initiative for equal opportunities for women in business, further training was funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the European Social Fund for a period of 5 years until December. The continuation of the development program was financially supported by the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of Rhineland-Palatinate until 2017. Further information on leadership skills by handing over a certificate to the participants of the contact course Leadership Competence 2017 with Günter Jertz and Viktor Piel from the IHK for Rheinhessen Stefan F. Sämmer

21 CONTACT STUDIES LEADING IN BALANCE Advanced training for ward, living area and team leaders The Leading in Balance offer is aimed at executives at the middle management level in inpatient and outpatient care. The aim is to sustainably expand the management skills of the nursing staff so that they can do justice to their management tasks. At the same time, they learn to give space to their own needs. This not only benefits the participants themselves, but also demonstrably improves the collaboration in their teams and with upper management. University medicine continues to be a reliable cooperation partner for this advanced training series. For years, the participants have certified that the offer has a particularly high practical relevance as well as a meaningful contribution to the further development of personal leadership skills. Unfortunately, there was not much demand for this offer in 2017. Only 6 people had registered for the training. A revision or opening of the target groups is being considered, a new concept is to be developed in 2018. TRAIN THE TRAINER This is the title of all the offers aimed at teachers in adult education. These are essentially the events of the contact study teaching, learning, learning, teaching (including additional events). Contact study Teaching Learning Learning Teaching In 2017, compared to 2016, the demand for this advanced training, which consists of a core offer and additional events, increased. A total of 17 events were offered (16 of which were held). The number of bookings increased slightly to 250 (2016: 182). The reasons for the cautious demand are well known: The offer is aimed at freelance trainers who work independently on an hourly basis. As a rule, they have to finance their further training themselves. Many do not risk a long-term commitment by booking seven modules for a year in advance because they fear that they will then miss out on orders. So it happens that it is not clear until shortly before the registration deadline whether the measure can take place or not. Train the Trainer: Intercultural New this year was the further training offer that can be put together from parts of the contact studies migration and society and teaching, learning, learning. The combination option motivated some participants to plan another one after graduation. The first three graduates have received their degrees. 21

22 Total number of assignments Male assignments Female assignments 317 NATURAL SCIENCES The numbers for further training in natural sciences have remained constant. The advanced training for project managers and those responsible for the biological safety of genetic engineering systems (four seminars), the radiation protection seminars (three) as well as those in cooperation with the Research Center Landslides e.v. The annual conference was attended by 207 participants. Number of participants in continuing education in natural sciences from 2013 to 2017 (overall and gender-specific) TEACHER TRAINING Slightly increasing numbers were recorded for teacher training courses (2017: 815; 2016: 795). In addition to the interest in interdisciplinary advanced training, some of which had to be offered several times, the courses in the field of German as a second language (DaZ) were particularly popular. There is still such a great need for the blended learning series for language support staff, which was developed in 2015, that waiting lists have to be kept. The modular training series is currently being further developed in close cooperation with the responsible ministry. 22nd

23 GUEST AUDIENCE STUDIES The ZWW is responsible for guest auditor studies at JGU. Through a financial contribution to the proceeds, the departments are encouraged to open their events more to this target group. Possible capacity problems are compensated by the fact that the income from the guest student fees in the departments can be used for additional teaching assignments in order to relieve the burden on basic teaching. The number of guest auditors registered at JGU Mainz decreased slightly in the 2016/17 winter semester, while it remained constant in the 2017 summer semester compared to the previous year (2015: 450) and totaled 424 people. The number of hours taken per week in the semester fell slightly to a total of 2051 (2015: 2064) hours. As in previous years, the offers in faculties 07 and 05 were in the greatest demand in 2017, followed by offers in faculties 01 and 02. Last year, 292 lecturers at JGU Mainz opened their events to guest students (2016: 339 lecturers). 0% HS for music 1% HS for art 1% General FB 01 1% FB 10 FB 02 2% FB 09 FB 03 3% FB 08 FB 05 FB 06 FB 07 FB 08 FB 09 FB 10 HS for music HS f. Art in general 8% FB 01 8% FB 02 8% FB 03 22% FB 05 42% FB 07 4% FB 06 Allocation of guest students to the departments of JGU winter semester 2016/2017 and summer semester

24 PROJECTS AND ORDERS AT EU, FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL REGIONAL QUALIFICATION CENTERS IN THE ASSOCIATION: A nationwide sales model The ZWW has been successfully acquiring third-party funding for many years. In addition to state, federal and EU projects, this includes the latter with multinational cooperations as well as orders. As part of projects, new topics are identified, the market situation and acceptance behavior are tested and, depending on the result, these offers are then permanently transferred to the regular ZWW offer. The basic qualification Educational Advice & Competence Development, a further training course for advisors in the field of education, profession and employment, which the ZWW offers in association with seven partners on the basis of a common curriculum, is highly regarded and recognized nationwide. The coordination of the network lies with the ZWW. In this function, the ZWW is also represented on the board of the National Forum for Advice on Education, Profession and Employment. 24

25 EDUCATIONAL PREMIUM TRAINING AND CONSULTANT DAYS The education premium is a funding instrument of the federal government that supports employees in their individual professional development. The funding, which is integrated into the qualification initiative Advancement through Education and the European strategy of lifelong learning, consists of two components: Those who invest in their education are supported by state grants with a bonus voucher and by financing options within the framework of further training savings. A prior consultation is mandatory in order to receive the vouchers and funding. The education bonus is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund of the European Union. The ZWW was commissioned by the BMBF to develop and implement a qualification for the consultants employed in the program. The ZWW has offered the training courses nationwide since 2008. In addition, the ZWW is responsible for organizing the annual consultant days, during which premium consultants who have already been trained are informed about changes in the program and have the opportunity to discuss suggestions and problems in the program with the program managers. The contract for the third funding phase ended on that, in which the ZWW offered a total of 21 training courses (including one in 2017) for new and 11 consultant days (including three in 2017) for consultants who had already been trained. A total of people (including 15 in 2017) have been trained as premium advisors since July. 170 consultants took part in the Consultant Days 2017 in Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart, since 2014 there have been a total of 571. ZWW The participants of the Consultant Days in Stuttgart on July 4th

26 Unternehmenswert: Mensch Since 2015, the ZWW has been working together with the University Center for Further Education at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences as an initial advice center for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the framework of the federal funding program company value: humans. The consulting program supports small and medium-sized companies across Germany in the development and implementation of modern, employee-oriented personnel strategies, particularly with regard to the increasing shortage of skilled workers and the new challenges that arise for employers as a result. It's not just about attracting new workers, long-term employee loyalty is also an important issue. Companies with fewer than 250 employees can take advantage of professional management advice with financial support from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS). The focus is on four fields of modern HR work: HR management, equal opportunities & diversity, health, knowledge & competence. UnternehmensWert: Mensch (uw: m) aims to sensitize small and medium-sized companies to the challenges of a changed world of work and production as well as to demographic change and its effects. In a free initial consultation, after checking the conditions of participation, the individual consultation needs of the SMEs are determined. The companies then receive a voucher which, depending on the size of the company, reimburses 50 or 80 percent of the costs of an individual management consultancy. In a second step, process consulting takes place. Here, the process consultants authorized for the program work together with the company management and the employees to develop tailor-made concepts and measures in one or more of the focus areas. Three to six months after the process consultation has been completed, a discussion of the results takes place with the initial consultation center. The results of the process consulting are summarized here together with the company management and the employee representatives. The enterprise value: people program builds on the expert knowledge of the New Quality of Work initiative and is part of the Federal Government's skilled workers offensive. 26

27 company value: Mensch plus Since October 2017, interested SMEs have also had the option of having their tools available for the challenges in the field of digitization in an additional branch of the program called company value: Mensch plus. Interested SMEs first identify the need for action in the initial counseling center - as in the classic uw: m - in order to then develop tools to cope with the digital transformation in the subsequent process consultation under the guidance of the process consultant in an employee working group put together for this purpose. The direction in the development of tailor-made digital solutions is given by the management and process consultants, but the process for developing solutions is open, and trying out in the sense of the uw: m branch is expressly desired.The funding comprises a maximum of consultation days for the process advisor, 80 percent of which is funded as part of the program. Working phases of the learning and experimentation rooms Initial consultation kick-off On November 14, 2017, the Center for Scientific Further Education organized the training of the consultants authorized for uw: m for the new program area company value: Mensch plus. 65 management consultants took part in the one-day seminar and were trained by Kira Marrs and Thomas Lühr from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISF) in Munich in how to handle the processes in the new branch of the program. Steering committee evaluates 1st planning meeting, expert interview, progress report 2nd planning meeting, steering committee evaluates 1st evaluation meeting, progress report 3rd evaluation meeting, steering committee evaluates 2nd evaluation meeting, progress report Conclusion of results, 3rd planning meeting, evaluation meeting report 3rd WORK PHASE 2nd WORK PHASE 1st WORK PHASE The program creates value for the company for labor and social affairs and the European Social Fund. 27

28 * New advanced training planned * PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ONCOLOGICAL NURSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE CURRICULUM Together with the board of directors for nursing at the Mainz University Medical Center and experts from the clinical and nursing fields, a modularized, competence-oriented curriculum with innovative teaching and learning forms for specialist advanced training was created in 2017 - and (child) nurses for care in oncology. This project was funded as an innovative teaching project of the Gutenberg Teaching College (duration 11 / / 2017). Based on the development of the curriculum, the piloting of the certified specialist training at the ZWW is planned for 2018. The offer is aimed at qualified health and (child) nurses / geriatric nurses with at least 6 months of professional experience in oncology. The advanced training pursues a holistic approach, is interdisciplinary and is state-of-the-art in medicine and nursing research. Particular attention is paid to strengthening psychosocial, communicative and ethical skills. The recognition of the ZWW and the UM as a training center according to the recommendations of the professional institution, German Hospital Society (DKG), has been applied for. The change in the framework regulations for contact studies and a new program-specific appendix were drawn up and submitted to the responsible examination committee and the Senate committee for studies, teaching and further education, where they each successfully passed. 28 pingpao

29 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL GERMAN (AND) THEOLOGY In 2017 the summer school took place for the third time in July. enables intensive immersion in the language, thinking and intellectual world of German theology. In addition to lectures and workshops in English, there was an intensive introduction to theological German, without which a deeper understanding of German theological thinking is not possible. The aim was to provide young international scholars with familiarity with German theology, which promises great benefits for their further academic careers. The teaching was supplemented by an excursion program to central locations in German theology and church history near Mainz. In addition, all participants were able to take part in the lectures of the Evangelical Theological Faculty and gain an impression of the teaching activities at a leading German theological faculty. The libraries and other facilities were also freely available for your own research. International Summerschool German (and) Theology is a teaching project of the Evangelical Theological Faculty in FB 01 in cooperation with the ZWW and DaF German as a Foreign Language, FB 05, in cooperation with the School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews / UK. A total of 25 people took part, the scope of the teaching was 150 SWS. In addition to the participants, the lecturers and some host families also took part in the final ceremony with the certificate handover. 29

30 STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE LOB SUB-PROJECT Further training for university advisors at JGU Mainz Starting signal for the second funding phase () The BMBF-funded project teaching, organizing, advising. The Bologna Conditions of Success (LOB) successfully started the second funding phase in 2017. As part of the overall LOB project, the ZWW is entrusted with the task of professionalising the advisory activities of the JGU's university advisors through targeted further training measures and of establishing an interdisciplinary, uniform understanding of advising at JGU. For the second funding phase, the focus was on diversity-sensitive advice and advice in the initial phase of the study. The aim is to make university advisors aware of the increasing diversity of their clients and to offer further training to support those seeking advice at the end of their studies as well as in intercultural and diverse contexts. In addition, the target group has been expanded: It no longer only includes subject advisors, but also advisors from central institutions and administration. The advanced training consists of a two-module basic qualification as well as advanced specialist modules. These can be documented according to the needs and level of knowledge of the participants and are supplemented in content and thematically in the second funding phase according to a resource-oriented diversity approach. In 2017, qualitative interviews were conducted in cooperation with the Diversity project at JGU in order to design a new, three-day module on diversity-sensitive advice that is tailored to needs and target groups. The results are used for the curricular conception of the measure. The qualification series for professional advice for students has meanwhile established itself very successfully (overall rating of the 2017 run: grade 1.1). In 2017 it was expanded to include new topics and was fully booked (18 participants). In addition to the basic qualification, seven specialist modules and diversity-oriented supervision took place in 2017. Follow-up appointments were offered for two of the seven specialist modules, during which successful experiments were made with the time format and, for example, monthly brownbag sessions were offered during the lunch break. In 2018, the further training will be supplemented by the new three-day module on diversity-sensitive advice. 30th

31 GENDER COMPETENCE: ZWW sought-after partner at ministries The ZWW's expertise in the field of gender equality in the workplace continues to be in demand at both state and federal level. The ZWW oversees five women-specific projects for the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry for Integration, Family, Children, Youth and Women. For example, the ZWW is a networking point for officially active gender equality officers in Rhineland-Palatinate with its own website including a database. The ZWW maintains another database in the frauennetz-aktiv project, which primarily supports the qualification and further training of women returning to work. For the ministry, the ZWW also updates the Financial Aid for Women database. As part of a contract, the ZWW also maintains a website for the full-time women's representatives working in the Rhineland-Palatinate municipalities. 31

32 49TH EUCEN CONFERENCE IN MAINZ JUNE 2017 Conference on adult education at JGU From June 2017, the European Universities Continuing Education Network (eucen), the Center for Scientific Further Education (ZWW) at Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) and the German Society for Scientific Further education and distance learning (DGWF) invited to the 49th eucen conference. The topic of the international meeting was ULLL and the labor market in Europe - The Contribution of Continuing Education and Vocational Education to the challenges of changing work and qualification requirements. Dr. Beate Hörr, the director of the ZWW, who had taken on the organization of the conference, welcomed around 100 participants from Germany and abroad to the JGU campus, which was the first venue for the conference. In her keynote address on the first day of the conference, the President of eucen, Prof. Françoise de Viron from the Catholic University of Louvain, gave a lecture on the French way of merging work and academic teaching. In the following, experts from Hungary, Portugal, Finland and Poland, among others, highlighted various aspects of lifelong learning, vocational training and further education at universities and technical colleges in their lectures. Various discussion forums and poster sessions formed the framework for this. On the final day, the participating eucen members also came together for a general assembly. Eucen is a multidisciplinary European association for lifelong learning at universities. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016. In addition to Dr. Beate Hörr Lucília Santos from Aveiro University (Portugal) and Josephine Finn from Maynooth University (Ireland). More information about the conference at June 2017 UNIVERSITY OF MAINZ, Germany University Lifelong Learning and the labor market in Europe 49 th EUCEN Conference ULLL AND THE LABOR MARKET IN EUROPE THE CONTRIBUTION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGING WORK AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS 32

33 CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS During the 2017 Mainz conference of the European university continuing education network, eucen, 123 participants (111 female, 12 male) from 26 countries (23 european and 3 non-european countrys) discussed 3 days long the role that eucen could play as an important stakeholder of Vocational Education Training (VET) and Professional Higher Education (PHE). During the conference we heard about different European models of continuing education (CE) and VET as possible solutions to the challenges we are facing in the labor market. Germany is a suitable country to discuss this topic because of its dual education system vocational education is a key element of the system. So what are the three key messages we take home from this 49th eucen Conference? The most important perception was that the dividing lines between VET and CE / ULLL are not as sharp and clear as politicians or funding programs presume. There is a European wide tendency to segregate education into different sectors instead of bringing things together along the student life cycle concept that takes into account that VET and CE / ULLL have a lot in common. If we are to take the idea of ​​LLL seriously and adopt the perspective of the learners themselves, segregation is not useful. These matters were discussion in the following contributions: From earth to heaven: Formats to allow adult learners to combine working, living and learning Professional and academic: opposite concepts? The French approach for filling the hypothetic gap Another finding was the difference between the definitions of VET in comparison to that of ULLL. This can be substantial depending on the education system of the countries we represent and come from. By systematically analyzing the different VET concepts from both the employee s and employer s viewpoints, we realized that we are far away from a unique European VET understanding as outlined in the IACEE paper - Global trends in the contribution of ULLL in shaping the labor markets and its applicability to EU. Finally, yet most importantly, we found that VET and CE / ULLL effectiveness for the labor market depends on the strength of the working partnerships with industry. VET and PHE have key contributions to make in shaping and strengthening the labor market in Europe. Sincere thanks to eucen and especially the Scientific Committee for their valuable contributions to the conference. 33

34 THIRD DEMOGRAPHY WEEK RHINELAND-PALATINATE FROM 6TH TO 13TH NOVEMBER 2017 November 2017 focus on various aspects of lifelong learning at universities: The events and offers at universities and university-related institutions in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland offer examples of how universities are opening up to new target groups and actively shaping demographic change. In various event formats such as lectures, seminars, chats and personal advice, different facets of lifelong learning at universities become concrete: from opportunities for work and family-related studies and new ways to university studies to demographic advice for companies to guest auditor studies at Studying 50 Plus and committed living and living in old age The head of the ZWW moderated a workshop. The DGWF regional group Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland also presented itself together with the Federal Working Group for Scientific Further Education for Elderly at the closing event of the 3rd demography week in Ludwigshafen on the market of possibilities. 34 ZWW

35 Successful own-initiative report in the European Parliament on scientific further education at the suggestion of the DGWF An EU initiative report on the subject of further academic further education and distance learning as part of the European strategy of lifelong learning was approved by the European Parliament on September 12, 2017 with a clear majority of 577 . The report contains well over 70 recommendations for action with which the European Parliament calls on the EU Commission to make scientific continuing education and distance learning an integral part of a European strategy for lifelong learning. Central demands of the DGWF, such as the recognition of scientific further education and distance learning as a public mandate of the universities, the creation of improved financing conditions, the stronger interlinking of professional and academic further education taking into account uniform EU-wide quality standards as well as the explicit integration of scientific further education and distance learning into a European digital strategy, were taken into account in detail. The approved initiative report is published on the website of the EU Parliament niere / textes_adoptes / provisoire / 2017/0324 / p8_ta- PROV (2017) 0324_DE.pdf CAPTIVE JV PROJEKT The ZWW has the JVA Zweibrücken in the EU project Cultural Agent Promoting & Targeting Interventions vs Violence & Enslavement of the Daphne Program of the EU Commission. Research was carried out for the project coordinated by the University of Malta. Project objectives were to raise awareness of the topic of sexual and gender based violence, in particular 1. Development of offers of help for those affected (-> resilience, empowerment) 2. Development of networks for the coordinated work of professionals as well as advisory offers 3. Training of multipliers, training of cultural Agents 4. Development & implementation of treatment offers for offenders 35

36 HE4u2 The EU project Integrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education / HE4u2, which runs from January 2016 to December 2018, aims to improve the situation of immigrants and ethnic minorities in their studies. HE4u2 (Higher Education for you too) focuses on curricula and adult education in universities. Through a Europe-wide survey of students with a wide variety of backgrounds and by examining existing course offers, teaching and learning content is to be recorded, further developed and tested. The results are then made available to higher education institutions, national and European authorities by means of a strategy paper with recommendations. The starting signal for the project was given at the Kick Off Meeting on January 25 and 26, 2016 in Barcelona. At the invitation of the project coordinator eucen (european university continuing education network), seven universities from Belgium, Germany, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Austria and Portugal met here. For more information about the Erasmus + project, which is part of Key Action 3: Supporting Political Reforms, see 36 ZWW

37 GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF THE ZWW Identity and Mission The Center for Scientific Further Education (ZWW) is the central institution for scientific further education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and is committed to the guiding principle of the university. In this, the university defines scientific continuing education as its third core task alongside research and teaching. The ZWW designs target group-specific further training offers and carries them out in cooperation with its lecturers. It solicits third-party funded projects, advises learning organizations and takes on process support. As a service facility of the JGU, the ZWW advises and supports the departments, the artistic universities and scientific institutions in their activities in the field of scientific further education. At the same time it is the interface between the departments, artistic universities, scientific institutions, the administration of the university and the public. The ZWW also represents the interests of the university in this area in state, national and international committees for academic continuing education. Values ​​and attitudes The ZWW is based on a humanistic view of man. The focus of his actions is therefore the person as a learning subject who wants to develop and unfold his possibilities and abilities independently and in a critical-reflective manner. Like the entire university, the ZWW is also committed to the principle of equal opportunities. In principle, the ZWW would like to enable all interested parties to take part in further scientific training.That is why it designs its course fees in such a way that as many interested parties as possible can participate and a discount is granted in cases of hardship. The ZWW is committed to the EUA charter on lifelong learning and therefore also takes into account target groups who are interested in non-professional academic further education. With JGU Mainz, the ZWW is committed to its social responsibility by orienting its offers to social requirements. In line with this attitude, the ZWW also cultivates a transparent, collegial and participatory relationship. What guides us is developed together. Customers: Clients as well as participants, addressees / target groups The ZWW directs its offers of scientific continuing education to university graduates, to people who have acquired a first professional qualification and to those interested in science who update, deepen and expand their own knowledge want to add. In addition, with specially coordinated programs and projects, the ZWW is also an attractive partner for public institutions and companies, building a bridge between the university and business practice. 37

38 38 Service offers such as advice and support in the planning and implementation of scientific advanced training courses or conferences are also addressed by the ZWW to employees as well as the departments and institutions of the university. Aims of the institution The aim of the scientific advanced training is to teach current knowledge from science and research in such a practice-oriented way that the transfer into professional practice is successful. To this end, the ZWW works with university lecturers and external speakers. The ZWW also makes its contribution to current educational policy discussions and maintains cooperation with other relevant educational institutions and institutions as well as important political bodies, nationally and internationally. Skills / Expertise The ZWW is a professional partner in the conception, planning, organization and implementation of offers for scientific further education. It has nationally recognized content-related expertise in the following fields, among others: Lifelong learning in higher education Learning for older people Educational advice Migration and interculturality Train-the-Trainer Gender Personnel Development & Leadership German as a Second Language It is regularly informed about current trends in academic further education, leads Conducts market research and analyzes and uses the results to further develop its offers. In addition, the ZWW has many years of experience in the acquisition, planning, implementation and transfer of projects to sustainability. This professionalism, both in terms of content and organization, is made possible by a team of committed and exceptionally service-oriented employees and lecturers. When selecting its (teaching) staff, the ZWW ensures that they meet high technical, didactic and methodological quality standards, convey knowledge in a practical manner at a scientific level and use innovative, participant-oriented forms of teaching and learning. Services Further education courses and certificate studies (Certificate of Advanced Science, CAS) with qualifying degrees and individual seminars are offered, as well as conferences, symposia and workshops as well as in-house events. The ZWW develops individual offers for institutions and companies that want to offer their employees specialist training. The ZWW advises the departments on the conception of further training projects. It supports them in their public relations and advertising as well as in the organization of events. The ZWW also takes on contractual arrangements with companies and the financial processing of offers in cooperation with the university administration

39 units. The ZWW applies for accreditation and recognition of the events from ministries and associations and also provides the departments with inquiries about in-house offers at institutions, companies and companies. Resources In terms of personnel, the ZWW is made up of a highly motivated team of qualified employees. The teachers are always up to date. The team works closely with a constantly growing number of cooperation partners and uses the synergies that arise from this network. A database is available for professional seminar marketing, event management and financial processing. The ZWW can use various rooms on campus that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology: The training center (in cooperation with the JGU staff training) The old music hall in Forum 1 The Forster club room A seminar room next to the central canteen. The ZWW is financed by public funds and participation fees. Definition of successful learning (DgL) For the ZWW, learning is successful when the learners have acquired scientifically sound knowledge and skills that enable them to independently cope with challenges in their living and working contexts and to strengthen their ability to act. The focus of the learning process is on the learners: their professional interests, the scientific work, the transfer into practice as well as their learning needs and expectations. The teachers support the process with their technical, methodological and pedagogical skills. This process is promoted by appropriate framework conditions and an atmosphere in which learning is fun. Successful learning enables learners to control their further learning process themselves, to develop their own ideas and to apply what they have learned in their own work structure. 39