Badging and Certification Program

Badges are electronic micro-credentials that are digital representations of educational achievements. Just like pins and medals earned for skills training, badges represent the completion of specific requirements. Badges are earned by completing eligible learning experiences in the Professional Development Pathways program. A collection of Badges in one area of study can lead to a Certificate.

A collection of learning experiences and skill verification can be rewarded with a certificate.

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The Badging and Certification Program will focus training efforts on particular skill sets that are valuable to employees and to campus. It is only one component of professional development and is not intended to provide the full realm of development experiences required by employees. Participation in this program is voluntary; however, the completion of certificates can be an asset when applying for University positions requiring specific OHIO qualifications.

Contact Us

To find out more information about the Badging and Certification program, contact your Planning Unit Representative on the  Badging and Certification Work Group. To share information relating to Badging and Certification or Professional Development in general, please contact:

Project Team and Sponsor



Project Team Role

Colleen Bendl

Chief Human Resource Officer

Project Sponsor

Rachel Patrick

Project Manager/Business Analyst

Project Manager

Lewis Mangen

Director of Organizational and Talent Development

Functional Owner, Competencies, 
Badging, and Certification

Amanda Davis

Director of Strategic Change Integration

Functional Owner for LMS Training

Stephanie Frisbey-Roll

Change Management Associate

Change Management Lead

Melissa Weaver

Portfolio Coordinator & Project Administrator

Technical Lead

Imants Jaunarajs

Assistant Dean of Students for the Career and Leadership Development Center

Badging SME


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