Assignments and projects, 1992-2012

Sample 2012 assignments and projects

  • Consultant for 'SWSi Innovate Project', TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute
  • Researcher of five case studies of best practice by TAFE Institutes in five states, from the viewpoint of industry clients: a project for TAFE Directors Australia
  • Researcher and author of report A Sustainable Model of Innovation: West Coast Institute of Training
  • Researcher and lead consultant for project on 'Employers Toolbox for Workforce Planning and Development', Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Products: Employers Resource Bank for Workforce Development. Employers Knowledge Map for Workforce Development. Employers Report Generator for Workforce Development; Employers Partnership Manual for Workforce Development
  • Author of evaluative report: AnEvaluation of IPROWD (Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery), for TAFE NSW
  • Author of evaluative report, Why Bright Ideas Succeeds, TAFE NSW-South Western Institute
  • Evaluator of the TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute program to fund staff to undertake the Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Wollongong
  • Facilitator of leadership workshop for Executive of TAFE NSW- Riverina Institute: 'Health check for the Executive Leadership Team'
  • Evaluator of the effectiveness of the Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Learning and Development (L&D) activitiesc onducted by Learning and Development, Community Services, Dept of Family and Community Services
  • Evaluator of the effectiveness of the training for the KiDS program and suggestions for improvement,Community Services, Department of Family and Community Services
  • Evaluator of the return on the training investment (ROTI) in the Caseworker Development Program, NSW Department of Community Services, 2011-12
  • Evaluator of the impact of the three tiers of management and leadership programs NSW Department of Family and Community Services, 2011-12
  • Presenter on 'Meeting the Rigours of the Competitive Training Market' at Tertiary Congress, 31 May 2012, Darling Harbour
  • Presenter on 'Balancing the tension between innovation and compliance in VET' at TAFE Development Centre forum on International VET Perspectives, September
  • Author of 24 fortnightly 'Inside VET' columns for Campus Review
  • Research mentor of a new researcher in the NCVER young researcher program
  • Managing Director of JMA Analytics, including the implementation of MANAGECAT® and product development of GROWCAT™

Sample 2010-2011 assignments and projects

  • Author of Creating and Adding Value: ten case studies for TAFE NSW demonstrating best practice in adding value for clients
  • Author of "Intensifying Customer Responsiveness", an evaluation of NSW TAFE's achievements in improving customer responsiveness from 2008-2010
  • Lead author of It's not about age: final report of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Project: Pathways for engagement in employing mature age people and existing workers as apprentices - an employer perspective
  • Lead researcher for the 2010 National Skills Survey published by ACCI in February 2011
  • Consultant providing strategic and methodological advice for South Western Sydney InstituteBright Ideas Initiative, 2010, 2011
  • Author of "Bright Ideas combined with commitment": a summative evaluation of the Bright Ideas program at South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE
  • Author of "Improving workforce capabilities": a set of ten case studies on how South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE builds clients' workforces
  • Lead author of The Benefits of Accurately Measuring Non-completions, a report for Service Skills Australia.
  • Lead author of national report for ACCI, From Apprenticeship to Career, on workforce development plans for late stage apprentices and newly qualified apprentices
  • Author of report, A Sustainable Model for Innovation, for West Coast Institute of Training on its innovation skills, processes and client outcomes
  • Research for two evaluations for the Dept of Community Services (DOCS) in NSW on their leadership programs; and their developmental program for new caseworkers
  • Consultant on strategic planning for the Board of Western College
  • Consultant on strategic planning workshops for the Executive of TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute
  • Consultant for business planning review of the ACER Assessment Services Corporate and Vocational Program
  • Consultant adviser on research on student completion rates, South Western Sydney Institute, 2010
  • Facilitator of strategic scanning workshop on the national VET landscape and trends for the Board of Challenger Institute of Technology
  • Facilitator of action learning workshops for TAFE NSW - New England Institute
  • Facilitator of workshop on evaluation methods, South Western Sydney Institute, 201o; 2011
  • Facilitator of workshop for QLD VET Development Centre on Advanced VET Practitioners
  • Keynote presenter on 'Thriving in a competitive environment: Marketing TAEE's value adding', at Australian TAFE Marketing Association, November 2011
  • Consultant and lead author of business plan for Open Universities Australia VET program, 2010
  • Author of report "Innovative Regional Skilling": case studies on how TAFE SA Regional uses technology to assist students
  • Author of "Capability Pathways for VET Practitioners. An independent analysis of the 'capability stream' for VET practitioners, developed by TAFE NSW - New England Institute. 31 January 2010."
  • Author of "Implementation approach for the Capability Pathways Program for VET practitioners. Recommended strategies and tools for implementing the 'capability stream' developed by TAFE NSW - New England Institute. 29 March 2010."
  • Facilitator of "Opportunity Analysis": a workshop prepared and facilitated by Dr John Mitchell for TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute's Board Planning Day, June 2010
  • Author of "Bright ideas build capability. Summative evaluation report on the achievements of the 2009 Bright Ideas projects at TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute. January 2010."
  • Facilitator for Northern Sydney Institute, Western Institute, Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Pilbara TAFE, West Coast TAFE: workshops for senior staff on the JMA Analytics Model of VET Capability Development, April-June 2010
  • Author of "The pros and cons of trimesters. A research paper for West Coast Institute of Training"
  • Lead consultant for Service Skills Australia project "Evaluation Frameworks for VET", a research project on completion rates
  • Facilitator of national workshops and co-author for ACER/L H Martin Institute's study of leadership in VET
  • Research mentor of a new researcher in the NCVER young researcher program, 2010; 2011
  • Author of 24 fortnightly 'Inside VET' columns for Campus Review, annually
  • Managing Director of JMA Analytics, including the implementation of VETCAT®, CURCAT®, LEADCAT® and ADMINCAT®

Sample 2008-09 assignments and projects

  • Consultant to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), examining the factors affecting the re-engagement of disengaged apprentices, from an employer's perspective, Jan-June 2009
  • Evaluator of project teams that used the appreciative inquiry methodology for Reframing the Future projects in 2008. Report prepared March 2009 entitled: "Appreciative Inquiry Builds Capability"
  • Evaluator of 801 VET assessors regarding their professional development needs; for QLD Department of Education and Training, Jan-April 2009
  • Facilitator of strategic planning for Western Sydney Institute, Sept 2009
  • Researcher for ten case studies for Challenger TAFE. Report March 2009 entitled "The Challenger Impact Model"
  • Researcher for twelve case studies for West Coast TAFE. Report July 2009 entitled "Re-invention through Innovation"
  • Consultant providing strategic and methodological advice for South Western Sydney Institute Bright Ideas Initiative, 20o9
  • Consultant to the NSW Deparment of Education and Training, Jan-July 2009, for project entitled "NSW Innovation Sectors - Training Service Models", examining new training approaches to stimulate innovation in logistics, finance and creative industries in NSW
  • Evaluator of QLD Government Welfare to Work projects, Sept-Dec 2008
  • Consultant to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), examining the retention of apprentices, from an employer's perspective, March-Nov 2008
  • Consultant to National Quality Council on employability skills, October 2006-Feb 2008
  • Researcher for NSW TAFE for report 'Improving the bottom line. Why industry values partnerships with TAFE NSW', June-Aug 2008
  • Consultant to Victoria University on cultural change, July 2007-2009
  • Consultant on VET leadership to the L H Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, Dec 2007 - February 2008; and preparation of chapter on VET leadership, Jan 2009; adviser on survey
  • Consultant to the NSW BVET project on ACE-TAFE collaboration in the Western Region of NSW, 2007 to March 2008
  • Adviser to education.au on developing VET consultancy services, March-May 2008
  • Author of 48 weekly 'Inside VET' columns annually for Campus Review

Sample 2006-2007 assignments and projects

  • Consultant to WA DET on training needs of small business, Feb-April 2007
  • Consultant to National Quality Council on employability skills, October 2006-Dec 2007
  • Consultant to Victoria University on teaching and learning, Aug-Dec 2007
  • Author of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in VET and Ideas for Practitioners and lead author of New Leadership for Innovative Organisations www.ibsa.org.au/jma
  • Lead author of publications for Reframing the Future, Human Capital Enhanced by VET and How VET enhances human capital - 31 examples and New Capabilities in VETwww.reframingthefuture.net
  • Joint author of RPL Done Well in VET and Professional Judgement in VETwww.reframingthefuture.net
  • Consultant to national staff development program Reframing the Future on strategic and change management, networks and communities of practice
  • Consultant to the NSW BVET 2007 project on ACE-TAFE in the Western Region of NSW
  • Consultant for the BVET 2006 project on the Gwydir Learning Region
  • Consultant to the following TAFE Institutes on strategic and change management and innovation: Challenger TAFE WA; West Coast College of TAFE, WA; Swinburne University TAFE Division; RMIT; Box Hill TAFE; Western Sydney TAFE
  • Consultant to the following ACE colleges on strategic and change management: St George and Sutherland Community College; Western College Dubbo
  • Consultant for ACE provider, Western Community College at Dubbo, preparing the business plan for an Australian Technical College
  • Researcher Sept-Nov 2006 for Victoria's TAFE Development Centre project on innovation at the following eight TAFE Institutes: East Gippsland; Wodonga; University of Ballarat TAFE Division; the Gordon, Geelong; Holmesglen; Kangan Batman; Victoria University; Box Hill
  • Consultant to 25 ACE colleges in Victoria, Nov 2006 - July 2007, to improve business and marketing planning
  • Consultant in January 2007 for ACE Victorian colleges in Geelong, Wodonga and Warragul and Mt Evelyn, to prepare a business case for the Board of Adult and Community and Further Education, for an ACE consortium to manage the Measuring Impact Tool
  • Facilitator of focus groups in Wodonga at the ACE college and at the Wodonga Institute of TAFE, in December 2006
  • Author of 48 weekly 'Inside VET' columns annually for Campus Review

Sample 2004-2005 assignments and projects

  • Evaluated BVET-funded project on personalised learning: 'Creating Personalised Learning', Nov 2005
  • Lead author of New Ways of Working in VET (ANTA, Melb), based on an analysis of good practice exemplars from the 181 projects funded by Reframing the Future in 2004
  • Completed an evaluation study of Centrelink's leadership program, June 2005
  • Conducted workshops for Centrelink Learning and Development staff on the evaluation of learning, June 2005
  • Evaluated new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in VET, included conducting a national focus group in Armidale, October 2005, for NCVER project, Dec 2005
  • Prepared 11 of the 15 case studies, as project leader, for NCVER project, 'Demonstrating Quality. Fifteen case studies of good practice in VET', Dec 2005, available at http://consortiumresearchprogram.net.au/html/content/view/20/35/
  • Lead author of 'The comparative value of three different methodologies for measuring the return on investment from a leadership program', Mitchell J., Hamilton M. and Hayman C., article published in Journal of Australasian Evaluation Society, 2005
  • Evaluation report for FLAG: Implementing flexible learning in the workplace: strategies, models and barriers in the meat and food processing industries in regional Australia (a study of Central West Community College, Simplot at Bathurst and Cargill Beet at Wagga Wagga)
  • 'The comparative value of three different methodologies for measuring the return on investment from a leadership program', Mitchell J., Hamilton M. and Hayman C. Paper presented at Australasian Evaluation Society 2004 International Conference, Adelaide, 14 October 2004
  • An evaluation of professional development for leaders in Scottish Further Education: Mitchell, J.G. (2004), Good practice in continuing professional development for further education college principals and senior managers in Scotland and Australia, Scottish Further Education Unit, Stirling, Scotland
  • An evaluation of traineeships in the BBC: Mitchell, J.G. et al, (2004), Becoming World Class: a Review of BBC Traineeships, BBC, London
  • An evaluation of industry training networks in VET: Mitchell, J.G. (2004), Building Industry Training Networks, ANTA, Melbourne
  • An evaluation of a national change agency program in VET: Mitchell, J.G. (2004), The Skilling of VET Change Agents, ANTA, Melbourne
  • Author of 48 weekly 'Inside VET' columns annually for Campus Review

Sample 1998-2003 assignments and projects

  • Evaluation of ROI, ROTI and VFM of Centrelink's Senior Exec Leadership Program, 2003
  • Evaluator of national program on communities of practice in VET: Mitchell, J.G. (2003), Effectively Structuring Communities of Practice in VET, ANTA, Melbourne
  • Evaluator of national program on strategy-making: Mitchell, J.G. (2003), Strategy-making in Turbulent Times, ANTA, Melbourne
  • Evaluator of national program on strategic management: Mitchell, J.G. (2002), The never-ending quest: effective strategy-making and change management for high-performing VET organisations, ANTA, Melbourne
  • Evaluator of Flexible Learning Advisory Group's (FLAG's) national Innovation in Flexible Learning project, 2002
  • Evaluator, DETYA's Small Business Professional Development project, 2000: Mitchell, J.G. (2000), E-business Springboards: Evaluation of Small Business Professional Development in E-commerce, OVET, Tasmania)
  • Evaluator of ANTA's LearnScope program, 1998-1999
  • Evaluator of ANTA's Flexible Learning Fellowship Scheme, 1998-1999.
  • Longitudinal evaluation of a staff development program:Mitchell, J.G. & Wood, S. (2001), Evidence of High-Skilled, High-Performing VET: A report on the long-term impacts of Framing the Future projects from 1999-2000, ANTA, Melbourne
  • Longitudinal study of the impact of LearnScope, 1998-1999, ANTA
  • Author of Commonwealth report: "The Telemedicine Industry in Australia: from fragmentation to integration" in 1998
  • Project consultant, South Australian State-wide teleradiology project, 1998-99
  • Author of strategic plan for telemedicine for the Gippsland Health region
  • Co-Evaluator of TAFE Queensland's Videostreaming Trials, 1999
  • Co-author of Self-Evaluation Report by the OnFX Consortium for ANTA, August 1999
  • Reviewer of NCVER Report: The effects of different modes of delivery: student outcomes and evaluations, March 1999
  • Author of report, Videoconferencing for Le Cordon Bleu (France), January 1999
  • Author of report, Cost Effectiveness of Videolinq Usage Per Site/Institute, for TAFE Queensland, December 1998
  • Author of report, Videoconferencing in Australian Schools, October 1998
  • Co-author of Report: Design of a Video Teaching Station for Charles Sturt University, October 1998
  • Presentation to Australian Society of Educational Technology national conference, "Effective Business Models for Implementing Educational Technology", July 1998
  • Author of report, The Cost Effectiveness of Videolinq, based on an analysis of five modules delivered at Central Queensland Institute of TAFE, July 1998
  • Author of report for TAFE SA IT Program on options for developing online materials, March 1998
  • Principal researcher for 'E-business and online learning: Connections and opportunities for vocational education and training', NCVER 2003
  • Project Manager of "OnFX E-commerce Career Management Model", March-Oct. 2000
  • Workshop presenter of "Is E-business Your Business", a set of workshops for senior managers in TAFE SA, April-May 2000
  • Evaluator of the ANTA LearnScope Project, a national professional development project in the development of skills in flexible delivery, September 1998 - January 2000
  • Facilitator and Evaluator of the ANTA Fellowship Scheme, a national professional development project for senior VET staff to prepare change management plans for flexible delivery, September 1998 - August 1999
  • Project Manager of the OnFX Consortium's ANTA Toolbox Project, a national project in online course development, October 1998 - August 1999
  • Market Research Study for commercial client on the current and future trends in online learning, April 1999
  • Author of Strategic Plan for Supporting Learning Using New Technologies, Primary Industries Program, SA TAFE, March 1999
  • Author of Strategic Plan for Supporting Learning Using New Technologies, Tourism and Hospitality Program, SA TAFE, March 1999
  • Benchmarking Consultant in Flexible Delivery for the SA TAFE Primary Industries, Tourism and Hospitality Program, April 1999 - June 2000

Sample 1992-1997 assignments and projects

  • Project manager of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital's (TQEH) Renal Dialysis Telemedicine Project, June 1994-98
  • Telehealth consultant for the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, 1996-1998
  • Evaluator of the South Australian Telepsychiatry Project 1993
  • Author of planning study on telemedicine for Fairfield Hospital in Melbourne
  • Author of feasibility study for telemedicine for Aged Care centres in Warrnambool and Geelong
  • Project manager of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital's satellite links to the Tanami and Western Deserts of the Northern Territory
  • Author of report "The Clinical Showcase of South Australian Health Information Services'
  • Author of "Accessible Health Services for Women and Children, A business case for a telemedicine facility at the Women's and Children's Hospital"
  • Author of business plan for "Partnership in the Showcase" for TQEH and the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH)
  • Author of "Opportunities in Telehealth and Information Technology" for WCH, TQEH, MFPDC, EDA and DITS
  • Presentation to the LETA Conference in September 1996, "Overview of Telemedicine Projects and Issues in Australia"
  • Lead author of the comprehensive 1994 study of a pioneering telemedicine user, the NT's Tanami Network, entitled "Flourishing but Fragile"
  • Project managers of the Australian Catholic University's 8-site videoconferencing network in 1995-96
  • Analysis of Telecom New Zealand's eleven site videoconferencing network and prepared the report "Videoconferencing as a Business Tool"
  • Advisor to the University of Western Sydney on the implementation of their videconferencing network
  • Co-author of Evaluation of Electronic Image Assembly 1: a CD-ROM/Internet Hybrid, November 1997
  • Co-author of A Planning Model for Innovation on new learning technologies, for the Office of Training and Further Education, Victoria, 1997
  • Co-author, NBEET study, Education and Technology Convergence, Jan. 1996
  • Project Manager of 25 Innovative Teaching and Learning Projects, University of South Australia, Feb-Dec, 1996
  • Presentation to LETA Conference, October 1996, on "Strategies for Managing Educational Technologies"
  • Author of report: Building a National Videoconferencing Network, Evaluation Report on the Videoconferencing Trials at the Australian Catholic University, December 1995
  • Trends in Educational Technology. A presentation to the National Council of the Securities Institute of Australia. November 1995
  • Author of report for the Securities Institute of Australia, Strategic Videoconferencing. Report on the Suitability of Videoconferencing for Delivering the Securities Institute of Australia's Lectures. October 1995
  • Co-author of "Survey of Telematics for Education and Training. Vol. iv Australia." A report for the European Commission. May 1995
  • Author of report for Australian Graduate School of Management, 'Hasten Slowly', June 1995
  • Co-author of report for OLA: Computer based administrative productivity tools for educators and trainers: An Open Net Project. April 1995
  • Author of report, Future Directions for Technologies in Teaching and Learning in Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Sydney, January 1995
  • Author of report for Archdiocese of Sydney: Evaluation Report on VIDSAT- the satellite and cable videoconferencing network in Catholic Schools, February 1995
  • Workshop convenor on A Professional Management Guide for Your Videoconferencing Network, for Videoconferencing Summit '94, conducted at Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, 16 November 1994
  • Consultant, Open Learning Agency Australia, for the establishment of the Open Learning Electronic Support Service, OLESS (later, Open Net), June- December 1994
  • Consultant to Open Learning Technology Corporation, Jan-June 1994
  • Consultant to Open Learning Australia, June-December 1994
  • Project Manager for DEET report, 'Use of Interactive Video Tapes for Learners of English as a Second Language', February-May 1994
  • Consultant for report 'Feasibility Study regarding the allocation of funds for videoconferencing facilities to support the wine industry AVC project'. June 1994
  • Project Director and lead author of the Evaluation of Video-conferencing in Higher Education, commissioned by NBEET/DEET, published 1994
  • Design of options analysis and functional specifications for the telelecturing component of the Australian Information and Technology Engineering Centre, April 1993
  • Conducting of three seminars for the Australian National University, on the management, methodology and technological aspects of videoconferencing, May 1993
  • Research into use of videoconferencing for exporting education to Asia for the Economic Development Authority of SA and Telecom Australia, March 1993
  • Project management advice to the Queensland Government on establishing their Videoconferencing Bureau Network, 1993
  • Design of a methodology guide and delivery of a Train the Trainer course for the Victorian TAFE system, May 1993
  • Planning advice to WA DEVET on implementing their videoconferencing network, 1993
  • Advice on business planning to the South Australian Government on the Economic Development Authority's Telemedicine Project, 1993
  • Design and preparation of the Policy and Procedures Manual for the Queensland TAFE-TEQ Department, 1993
  • Project planning advice to the NSW Inner Western Catholic Education Videoconferencing Project, 1993-94
  • Researcher and author of the report 'Videoconferencing Futures', The Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture April 1994
  • Paper presented at National Conference for Hospitality and Tourism Educators, October 1993: Technology and its future interaction with flexible learning.
  • Report for the University of Central Queensland, October 1993: Becoming a Habit rather than a novelty: An evaluation of videoconferencing at the University of Central Queensland, 1992-1993.
  • Paper presented at National Conference of the Australasian Telecommunications Association, Sydney, October 25, 1993: Videoconferencing at the Leading Edge in Australia: Issues, Dilemmas and Potential.
  • Report for Australian Network Productions, July 1993: Designing and Marketing a World Competitive Open Learning Package: Enhancing and Marketing the Australian Video Tutor Series.
  • Report, June 1993: 'Videoconferencing Futures at Charles Sturt University'
  • Author of two chapters of a book and the bibliography of a book published by the University of New England, 1993: 'Videoconferencing in Education and Business. A Manual for Users and Studio Managers'.
  • Co-author of chapter ISDN-based Videoconferencing in Australian Tertiary Education, in international publication "ISDN Applications in Education and Training" Mason and Bacsich (1993)
  • Co-author of paper Videoconferencing Networks and Applications in Australian Higher Education, presented at IFIP Interactive Conference on Teleteaching '93 in Trondheim, Norway, August 1993 and reproduced in 1993 Teleteaching
  • Joint paper presented to National Conference of the Australian and South Pacific External Studies Association, Adelaide, July 1993: Videoconferencing as a new teaching methodology.
  • Report for Telecom Australia: Research on Export Opportunities for Telecom in Open Learning/Distance Education in South East Asia, April 1993
  • Consultant to national TAFE Flexible Delivery Working Party project on Cost-benefits of Flexible Delivery, 1992-93
  • Project Director of National Open Learning Staff Development Project, commissioned by the TAFE National Staff Development Committee, 1992
  • Project manager of SAtech Consortium, which undertook two consultancies for the AEC Working Party on a National Education Communications Framework, Dec 1991-March 1992, leading to the establishment of the Open Learning Technology Corporation
  • Co-author of conference paper: Interacting at a Distance: Staff and Student Perceptions of Teaching and Learning via Videoconferencing. AARE/NZ 1992 Joint Conference "Educational research: Discipline and Diversity" Deakin University, 22-26 November 1992
  • Keynote Speaker at the ASET Conference in Adelaide, October 3 1992, on "Leading Edge/Bleeding Edge in Educational Technology"
  • Keynote Speaker at the ITTE Conference in Brisbane, October 2 1992, on "Successfully Managing the Change to Open Learning."