Ensuring fair registration practices a unique approach part 2
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 17

Ensuring Fair Registration Practices: A Unique Approach Part 2 PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 78 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Ensuring Fair Registration Practices: A Unique Approach Part 2. Linda Gough Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium. Today’s Presentation: Part 2. Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium Successes Challenges Managing Cultural Differences Project.

Download Presentation

Ensuring Fair Registration Practices: A Unique Approach Part 2

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Ensuring fair registration practices a unique approach part 2

Ensuring Fair Registration Practices: A Unique Approach Part 2

Linda Gough

Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium


Today s presentation part 2

Today’s Presentation: Part 2

  • Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium

  • Successes

  • Challenges

  • Managing Cultural Differences Project

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Ontario regulators for access consortium

Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium

Vision:

“….a group of Ontario Regulators who recognize the skills of immigrants and the continued enhancement and preservation of standards to ensure public safety for the benefit of all Ontarians”

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Ontario regulators for access consortium orac

Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium (ORAC)

Goal:

“To engage deliberately and strategically in developing and designing proactive approaches to internationally trained professionals seeking access to self regulated professions in Ontario”

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Early successes access for solutions project

Early Successes:Access for Solutions Project

  • Research

  • Compendium of Promising Practices

  • Regulators for Access Website

  • Regulators’ Forums

  • Guiding Principles for Regulators

  • Regulators’ Guide for Promoting Access

  • Business Case for Access

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Ongoing successes

Ongoing Successes

Shared solutions for access based on guiding principles of:

  • Fairness

  • Objectivity

  • Transparency

  • Accountability

  • Collaboration

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Ongoing successes cont

Ongoing Successes cont….

  • Best practices sharing

  • Partnered projects

  • Cultural differences project

  • Reputation and representation

  • Legislative messaging

  • Relationship with Ontario government and Office of the Fairness Commissioner

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Challenges

Challenges

  • Infrastructure

  • Website

  • Interprofessional solutions

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Managing cultural differences project identified need

Managing Cultural Differences Project : Identified need

  • Regulatory bodies fulfilling responsibilities to public, members, applicants for registration, and government in increasingly diverse society

  • Need for organizations to have a “cultural competence” to meet responsibilities in an transparent, objective, impartial and fair manner

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Managing cultural differences project

Managing Cultural Differences Project

  • Initiated by ORAC as a tool to support individual regulatory bodies in meeting their responsibilities

  • New legislated requirement under FARPA to train staff and committee members, and report on such training to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner

  • Funding provided by government of Ontario, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Managing cultural differences workshop objectives

Managing Cultural Differences: Workshop Objectives

Participants in the workshop will learn:

  • How people from other countries/cultures interact with regulatory bodies

  • Why cultural differences may matter, and may result in miscommunication and misunderstanding

  • What specific actions staff and committee members can take to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Target audiences

Target Audiences

  • Staff working with internationally educated individuals (IEIs) seeking licensure or registration in Ontario

  • Appointed or elected professional members of governing boards or committees, who may deal with issues related to IEIs

  • Appointed public members of governing boards or committees, who may deal with issues related to IEIs

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Workshop design

Workshop Design

  • Audience consisted of individuals with different roles within regulatory bodies, to emphasize concept of joint accountability

  • Interprofessional in design, to allow for sharing of experiences from different professions and to support collaboration

  • Interactive to facilitate learner engagement

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Results of workshop

Results of Workshop

  • To date, >200 individuals from 27 regulatory bodies have attended

  • Uptake has been greatest amongst staff, followed by public members

  • Response has been positive and supportive

  • Qualitative feedback: more, more, more!

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Outcomes and next steps

Outcomes and Next Steps

Outcomes:

  • Follow-up needs identified

  • Value of the workshop in changing practices within regulatory bodies

    Next steps:

  • Sustainability of the project following completion of funding in December 2008

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Thanks

Thanks!

ORAC Working Group:

  • Josée Bouchard, Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Christyna Schillemore, Ontario College of Pharmacists

  • Jan Robinson, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

  • Michael Salvatori, College of Teachers of Ontario

    Project manager for workshop:

  • Dr. Zubin Austin, University of Toronto

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


Contact

Contact

Linda Gough, Registrar

College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

[email protected]

416-975-4353

CLEAR 2008 Annual Conference

Anchorage, Alaska


  • Login