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Capacity Development

We use our expertise to raise quality and enhance the efficiency of your publishing teams through tailored training which embeds sustainability. Working together, we help define your strategy, streamline publishing processes and equip your teams with the skills to produce high-quality print and digital resources.

We train your in-house publishing teams in the necessary skills to become better authors, editors, typesetters and designers, as well as other key publishing functions.

Your team will learn how to develop excellent learning resources, and to improve workflows to make sure those resources are in schools when they are needed.

All our capacity development programmes help organisations to produce consistently high-quality learning materials, develop and exploit intellectual property, and improve production efficiency and outputs.We support you in defining and refining your strategic objectives, enhancing systemic programmes of education reform, and improving stakeholder communication. 

We work closely with you at every stage to ensure the publishing products are of high quality, reflect your local context, and ultimately deliver on your reform goals.

What are the benefits of capacity development?

Capacity development is a medium-to-long-term strategic investment. A targeted programme of capacity development can make a short-term impact on aspects of a publishing plan, but sustainable organisational improvements are made when the programme is adopted over several years. Like any long-term investment, it is important to evaluate whether capacity development will deliver an effective return for your organisation. Key points to consider are:

  • Increased impact on learning outcomes.There is a wide range of research that is relevant to educational publishing, from cognitive science and linguistics to machine learning and artificial intelligence. Capacity development helps organisations translate research findings into effective learning design that improves student progress.
  • Medium-to-long-term cost saving. How much does the organisation currently spend on third-party content providers, and how much could be saved by bringing production in-house or taking more control of supplier management? If the organisation annually commits significant funds to licensing parties, content partners, or third-party suppliers, capacity development can lead to medium- to long-term cost savings.
  • Increased flexibility and adaptability. Having the skills and understanding to adapt, amend, or create multiple versions of content in-house can be beneficial in fast-moving environments. Capacity development enables an organisation’s workforce to be responsive and quick-acting, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Grow commercial revenues. Technology has transformed – and continues to change – publishing at a pace not seen since the advent of the Gutenberg press. Capacity development enables staff to learn directly from a market-leading international publisher, and for the organisation to identify and exploit revenue-driving opportunities.
How does capacity development from Education Reform work?

The Cambridge Publishing Skills Framework draws on the breadth of experience developed within the world’s oldest publishing house. The Framework addresses the core competencies required by effective publishing organisations.

Training programmes developed using the Cambridge Publishing Skills Framework are tailored to suit the context, current status and aspirations of your organisation to provide effective customised support.

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