Employees of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University – head of the department of TSU Quality Assurance Department Tinatin Davitashvili and Assistant Professor Lia Dzebsauri from the Faculty of Economics and Business successfully completed the EFMD Global Quality Assurance Academy training, which was held online from September 12 to December 15, 2022, and were awarded the certificates (see, respectively, here and here).
The Quality Assurance Academy (QAA) was a 14-week online comprehensive training offered by EFMD Global for quality assurance professionals in higher education which cuts across all major quality assurance frameworks to develop and refine the participants’ understanding of the underlying methodologies and their purpose.
The QAA programme develops the participants’ skills in the areas of leadership, operating quality management systems, communication, data management, and project management. It prepares participants to assume senior quality management posts in higher education institutions.
Participants attended six live sessions allocated evenly across three block weeks. Each block week was preceded by preparatory tasks and followed by an assessment activity, both embedded in an intense mentoring scheme. The final assessment was a capstone project report that was double-graded (as writing and oral defense) and defended in front of the facilitators, mentors, and peers.
Founded in 1972, EFMD is a global, non-profit, membership-driven organisation dedicated to management development. It is recognised globally as an accreditation body for business schools, business school programs, and corporate universities. With a network of 30,000 management professionals from academia, business, public service, and consultancies, EFMD plays a central role in shaping the global approach to management education and provides a unique forum for information, research, networking, and debate on innovation and best practices.