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Manage your processes efficiently with the HEI-UP BPM Framework for Higher Education Institutions



If you are working in a higher education institution or in an organisation in any other industry and if you are thinking of setting up or improving your business processes, you may want to


Join the HEI-UP Consortium!



What are the benefits and obligations of Consortium members?

What is the Code of Behavior I have to follow?

Who can join HEI-UP Consortium and how?

Who can join HEI-UP Consortium Board and how?

How do I find the Job Role Committee Agreement?


What are the benefits and obligations of Consortium members? 

The Participation in the Consortium is aimed to accomplish multiplication of the effects of the project, initiation and improvement of the BPM knowledge transfer between companies and HEIs.

Specific benefits and obligations of HEI-UP Membership include the following:


The opportunity to interact and work with the Higher Education Institution, organizations and individuals from all Europe.

The Member shall make good faith efforts to participate and interact in a group.


Through a LinkedIn ECQA Certified Process Manager group and in-person opportunities, HEI-UP meet Members peers and establish research directions, exchange of experience and good practice related to BPM and business relationships.

The Member shall make good faith efforts to contribute in the work of the Consortium, including participation in LinkedIn ECQA Certified Process Manager group.

Early Access.

Membership get access to the BPM Framework for Higher Education Institutions developed in the HEI-UP project.

The Member shall make good faith efforts to respect the rules of intellectual property rights of provided materials.


What is the Code of Behavior I have to follow?


1. This Code of behavior (hereinafter - the Code) defines the principles and norms of behaviour and helps to ensure compliance in the Consortium. The Code is based on the Consortium's vision, mission and core values, helping them nurture shows how the Consortium members have to work in a team, with partners and other members of society. The provisions of the Code apply to all Consortium group members.

2. The aims of the Code:

2.1. Defining the behavioural norms and rules;

2.2. Inform members of the ethics and conduct of consortium environment issues;

2.3. Protect members from conflict situations and unethical behaviour, the definition of intolerable behaviour.


3. The Code set out ethics and standards of conduct based on the following principles:

3.1. Fairness:

- To deliver on its promises;

- To achieve the unity of word and action;

- To act honestly, in good faith, without humiliation of Consortium, yourself, your colleagues;

- No cheating, fraud, not to participate in unlawful, dishonest activities.

3.2. Responsibility:

- Consortium‘s membership is based on personal responsibility for the decisions or performance consequences;

3.3. Respect for the law, the man and his rights:

- not violate the consortium members country's laws and regulations, not to ignore human rights, in the face of others carried out the offenses do everything necessary in order to be stopped;

- The language, actions, or solutions proposed to discriminate individuals or groups based on gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, skin colour, national origin, marital status, and to take legal actions to halt noticed discrimination;

- Be polite, sympathetic and tolerant, despite the characteristics of a person, property or social position and views.


4. Relationships within the Consortium:

4.1. Follow membership rules;

4.2. Cooperate in a spirit of partnership and mutual benefit;

4.3. Relationships with clients based on mutual respect and tolerance;

4.4. Promises carry out on time;

4.5. Provide the correct information about their organization;

4.6. Members are careful and objective; politely reject the suspicious offers;

4.7 Members not inhibit each other's rights, does not provide benefits based on sex, origin, language, social status, religion, age, beliefs, or opinions.

4.8. In carrying out the tasks and instructions members provide information to partners and does not prevent the work of partner

4.9. Partners shall comply with the principles of benevolence, trying to establish mutual trust

Harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate behaviour in the workplace is not tolerated. In relations with partners avoid:

- personal humiliation or harassment;

- labour or property belittling;

- gossip, slander, humiliation reputation;

- to show negative emotions.

5. Confidentiality:

5.1. Consortium members must be aware which information is confidential and ensure its confidentiality.

5.2. Partners respects consumers right to privacy and protects confidential information provided by partners even at the end of the contractual relationship with partners

5.3. Members leaving the Consortium shall continue to preserve and not publish the confidential information that was acquired by relying Consortium


Who can join HEI-UP Consortium and how?

The HEI-UP Consortium is a loose connection of interested peoples that want to discuss and be informed about the topic of business process management in higher education institutes.

The first step is to join the HEI-UP Consortium.

The Participation in the Consortium is a voluntary initiative.


1. Application

Fill in the application form

The list of criteria, which HEIs and ENTs should meet in order to become participants, is as follows:

- The activity of the Applicant is in accordance with the objectives (overall and specific) of the project, respectively the purpose of the Consortium.

- The Applicant is a/an (or a representative of a/an) Educational institution/ Business venture/ Consulting company/ SME/ NGO, which could contribute to accomplishing the Consortium’s objectives.

Any Applicant who meets the requirements is allowed to become a Consortium Participant.


2. LinkedIn ECQA Certified Process Manager group.

Joining the LinkedIn ECQA Certified Process Manager group gives the opportunities, HEI-UP meet Members peers and establish research directions, exchange of experience and good practice related to BPM and business relationships.


Who can join HEI-UP Consortium Board and how?

An Applicant after becomes a Participant to this Consortium will have to follow the steps:

1.      HEI-UP Job Role Committee - Consortium Board

An HEI-UP Job Role Committee (JRC) consists of a number of experts in a given profession, who initiate, develop and frequently revise a profession within the ECQA training and certification schema. Since the JRC group provides the knowledge and material needed for certification and training, the group has the right to decide upon policy related to the profession in alignment to overall ECQA strategy and processes. JRC members gain a special position in relation to prices for ECQA services.

The HEI-UP consortium board is needed for the updating of skill card and working on changes of the training material. Because of this the project uses the already existing Job Role Committee (JRC) agreement of the ECQA, as this exactly defines those tasks.

JRC – members dedicate 10 days of working per year to the ECQA, this normally is done by working within the chosen JRC on the skill card and the training material.

2.      Membership of the ECQA

To be part of the JRC it is necessary to be also member of the ECQA (as the ECQA takes care of all JRCs´ and monitors the quality of the work). This means that potential HEI-UP Consortium members will have to first become members of the ECQA (annually membership, with a membership fee of 100 Euro) and then apply for the Job role committee of HEI-UP.

The ECQA promotes the Job role and helps the members with its infrastructure (online meeting via Lync, Share Point Portal,…) as well as with connection to their communitym (several thousand people interested in ECQA form the ECQA community).

ECQA makes sure that the EQF (European quality framework) is applied and that (according to ISO 17024) the trainer will not provide the exams, but that usually there is an external exam organization that provides the certification exams for the participants. The final certification on the knowledge of the participants is provided by ECQA.

The templates can be found on the HEI-UP webpage as well as on the ECQA webpage (please check for the newest version).


How do I find the Job Role Committee Agreement?

JRC members will agree about the acceptance of new members according to extensive effort and knowledge invested by a new member into profession development. The ECQA board will decide about approval of the JRC Developers membership.


  • Become part of a decision making body on the Profession policy in accordance with overall ECQA strategy and policy.
  • Access reduced prices for registrations as service provider (training organization, trainers, exam bodies, etc.)
  • Influence ECQA strategy and operation - through a JRC Leader position in the ECQA Board.
  • Benefit from promotion as a Profession developer.


  • To update the Profession Skills card and Exam Pool.
  • To provide complete information related to the profession status to ECQA.
  • To share the rights for usage of Skills card and Exam Pool with ECQA.
  • To invest at least 10 working days in JRC activities per year or payment of membership fee.
  • To work according to ECQA rules and guidelines.


Here you can find the Job Role Committee Agreement.


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We look forward to welcoming you in the HEI-UP Consortium and Consortium Board!

Your HEI-UP Team.