functionsThis deliverable has a specific focus on the design and development of functions of the new Institute post 1 April 2020. Seven working groups focused on the future will make recommendations for the Establishment Board and the new insitute's council on prioritising and implementing key aspects of the reform programme.

This action is led by Brett O’Riley, Dr Linda Sissons, and Dr Sandra Grey.

What's been done

We called for expressions of interest to participate in this workstream from across the sector. We received over 500 nominations and offered 76 people the opportunity to participate in seven working groups, each. A priority was ensuring that groups comprised diverse sector experts to help us get this right.

In early October we met with the facilitators and principal advisors supporting this workstream to discuss co-design principles and practices in advance of them getting their groups together and commencing this work.

Information on the progress of each group can be found here.

What we're working on this month

Principal advisors are supporting the facilitators of each group with the relationships, tools, and infrastructure to facilitate the co-design process for their workstreams. Each group has met at least once and we expect they will come together another two to three times before the end of the year.

Coming up

We'll continue our co-design work with stakeholders across the vocational education sector through the seven workstreams.

December 2019-January 2020

Working groups will prepare preliminary recommendations from their co-design work. Activities will be prioritised and early wins will be identified.

February 2020

Recommendations will be considered by the Establishment Board with decisions carried forward to the new Council of the IST.