CEnet is fortunate to partner with a group of very skilled and dedicated ICT leaders in the Membership to deliver world class shared services to Catholic communities. This week we feature an interview with two of these ICT leaders in CEnet member dioceses.
CEnet's Chief Information Officer Vicki Anderson met with Klarissa Plimmer the Chief Information Officer of Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn and Astrid Goss the ICT Manager of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office to discuss their roles, the experiences they bring to their dioceses and the opportunities for young people who might be considering careers in Information and Communication Technologies.
The discussion provides valuable insights to the role of ICT leadership in Catholic Education and is recommended reading for students aiming to pursue a future in ICT.
It was announced this week that CEnet has, for the second time in a row, received a Culture Sustainability Award.
CEnet recognizes the importance of a strong workplace culture and In 2015 undertook an organisational cultural assessment making use of Human Synergistics' Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI) - the world’s most widely used tool for measuring organisational culture.
The OCI takes a multi-faceted approach to assessing an organisation's culture with the results plotted on 3-zoned circumplex. The aim is to be operating in the 'blue' zone (constructive), as opposed to the green (passive) or red zones (aggressive).
CEnet has undertaken three OCI assessments. The results are shown in the circumplex diagrams below.
These results indicate that CEnet’s culture is in a very positive position with people feeling encouraged and supported to thrive, not just survive, in the organisation, whilst supporting others in their development, fostering a team-first approach.
When selecting recipients for the award, Human Synergistics reviews the results of culture surveys undertaken by companies around the world and uses these to identify the companies achieving at the highest level. When CEnet won its first award, it joined a very small group of companies that have built an outstanding workplace culture. To receive the award twice in a row is almost unheard of and is considered a testament to the staff of CEnet and the value we place on building a strong culture which informs the service provided to member dioceses.
Catholic Learning Online Events
The second Catholic Learning Online Event (CLOE) with the team from Lucid Education was held on Wednesday 26 August commencing at 7.30 am.
Comments from participants in last week's event:
”The resources and tools shown were valuable and I can't wait to use them in the classroom. The presenters were very clear in their delivery and I thought it was really worthwhile PD.”
”So well explained and so much potential!”
“An absolutely great resource for educators, so easy to use and the feature find tool is fantastic. Thank you for providing this PD.”
"Loved the new ideas... I will be using spider webs as student built study notes"
"So many hands on experiences and great ideas to embed into my classroom."
"I'm grateful for the opportunity. I'd love the video link to be sent so we can refer to it again."
"Thank you for offering this PD. I took a lot from the session."
"Great presenters who showed 'real' classroom application."
"Thank you for this! I look forward to more opportunities in the future."
Upcoming Catholic Learning Online Events:
LucidPress and LucidChart in the classroom 26 August 7.30 am
Google Tour Creator 16 September 7.30 am
Google Tour Creator 22 October 3.30 pm
Using SORA 29 October 3.30 pm
Using SORA 11 November 7.30 am
Teachers can register interest in participation in upcoming events by clicking here or by using the button below.