The Digital Staufen Academy Certificate

You have invested a lot of time and put your heart and soul into your continuing education. So now you want to show your newly acquired qualification certificate to your network, your manager, or your new employer. The Staufen Academy makes this possible: with our new digital certificates, the Open Badges!

From now on, after completing your workshop or training program, you will not only receive your certificate of attendance in paper format, but also a digital certificate you can quickly and easily share securely on online portals and social networks.

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An Open Badge as digital certificate of your learning success

An Open Badge is digital proof of your learning success. It contains the same information as a classic certificate in paper form. The specific information on your personalized Open Badge includes a description of the training you completed, the competencies you acquired, your name, and the date you completed the training. The data is stored as metadata in compliance with data protection regulations.

Digitalization in continuing education requires a digital certificate

Ever since 2011, digital certificates have been increasingly popular. More than 43 million Open Badges have already been issued worldwide by the end of 2020. To ensure that your personal badge is generated professionally and your data is stored securely, we work with the badge provider BCdiploma. BCdiploma stands for blockchain-based certificate solutions that can be created with just a few clicks. Its patented technology allows publishing tamper-proof digital certificates the authenticity of which can be verified at any time.

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Communicate acquired skills easily, digitally, and professionally.

The designed emblem with verifiable data facilitates visual differentiation depending on the continuing education on and is a practical, visual seal of quality.

Benefits

1. Visualize and share your learning successes

A digital certificate is not archived somewhere hidden in your documents. Via a URL link, your Open Badge from Staufen can be accessed at any time and that you can easily share using a variety of different media, such as emails, on your Xing or LinkedIn profile, in PDF with QR code or via your smart phone.

2. Call up certificates quickly and easily at any time

After completing your workshop or training program at the Staufen Academy, we will send you an email with a URL link to access your Open Badge free of charge. Your digital certificate can be accessed from this email or our LMS at any time and from any location.

3. Verify your skills in real time

An open badge is much more than a pretty emblem. It is stored with personalized metadata about the awarding and receiving parties of the certificate, that can be viewed and thus verified at the click of a button. This ensures the authenticity of your continuing education certificate.

4. Securely store your data in compliance with data protection regulations

Protecting your personal data is our top priority. Thanks to our collaboration with BCdiploma, the company that issues your badge, we can ensure that your data is stored in a secure and privacy-compliant manner: Bcdiploma’s solution is certified by IMS Global and GDPR compliant using their patented data algorithm.

5. Promote personal branding

Document your qualifications and share your learning successes on social networks. This allows you to communicate your competencies transparently and professionally in your network and secure new projects or the next step in your career.

6. Benefit from the complete package

You will receive your Open Badge from the Staufen Academy after you have completed your workshop or training program. There are no additional costs for you to create and use your Open Badge. For the same price, you now get even more added value.

FAQ about open badges

After you have successfully participated in one of our workshops or continuing education programs, you will receive a link to your personal Open Badge by email. This badge includes all the important information about your continuing education.

Protecting your personal data is our top priority. This is why we work with the badge provider BCdiploma to ensure your badge is generate professionally and your data is stored securely. BCdiploma stands for blockchain-based certificate solutions that can be created with just a few clicks. Its patented technology allows publishing tamper-proof digital certificates the authenticity of which can be verified at any time. You can call up your digital certificates at any time. Open Badges from Bcdiploma are already used by over 130 institutions in more than 20 countries.

Yes, it’s free. You will receive your Open Badge from the Staufen Academy after you have completed your workshop or training program. You will not be charged any additional costs.

Yes, you have the option to retroactively apply for an Open Badge for workshops lasting a minimum of two days and for training programs that were completed in 2020 or 2021. Please contact us at academy-service@staufen.ag, to request this badge from us.

Our Open Badges in gold are awarded to participants who have completed a leadership training program or a training program of at least three parts. Gold indicates the significant time investment you have committed to your training, as well as the scope and depth of the skills you have acquired.

Our Open Badges in silver are awarded to participants who have completed training in at least two parts.

Our blue Open Badges are awarded to participants who have completed a workshop of at least two days.

They represent the five elements of the Staufen qualification approach. It provides participants a unique balance between theory and excellent practical examples:

  • Our didactic concept is based on the triad of learning objectives, a didactic model, and learning success reviews
  • Our blended learning approach combines analog and digital learning elements for maximum effectiveness and is tailored to the target group
  • Our trainers can draw on many years of industry experience as professionals or executives.
  • Our competent BestPractice partnerships from industry and research bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Our community and network of participants and trainers facilitate valuable relationships beyond the qualification.

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