La Colmena Bootcamp kicks off

Camilo José Cela University has launched the new  The Hive (La Colmena). In addition to possessing up-to-date and innovative training in each field of job specialisation, it is essential for students to boast an interdisciplinary profile, and a set of transversal skills that complement this academic and professional training. The Hive (La Colmena) was born of this need.

These competencies are worked on in a set of areas defined in the Transversal Competences Model of the UCJC ranging from the personal to the social sphere, promoting a holistic transformation process through learning. For this, The Hive (La Colmena) offers a challenge-based methodology defined around the three strategic axes of Camilo José Cela University: entrepreneurship, digitization and social innovation.

Challenge Based Learning offers open and general problems on which students can define the challenges that they are interested in addressing. Its objective is to create learning experiences combining knowledge, values and action that allow knowledge to be applied in various real world situations. In them they will tackle problems, interact with students of different degrees and develop solutions from an interdisciplinary approach working hand in hand with experts and tutors.

On this occasion, the workshops revolve around the following topics:

  • Self-knowledge and sustainable well-being with María Luisa Martínez Martí
  • Curious leadership: curiosity to form 5.0 teams and leaders with Teresa Viejo
  • Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals with Leonardo Martins Dias
  • Systemic Vision with Acumen Academy
  • Humanities, thought and freedom with Carlos Romero
  • The Circular Economy: towards a new regenerative paradigm with Nicola Cerantola
  • Activate your critical thinking in these troubled times! with Mª Ángeles Quesada
  • Entrepreneurship with Félix López Capel
  • Wellbeing, a conscious path to well-being with Marian De la Morena Taboada
  • Humanist Leadership in the 21st century with César Díaz-Carrera and Minerva Albiol

The Hive (La Colmena) is a three-year course in each of which students take part in an annual team competition. Its purpose is to solve the most pressing challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals. To do this, each academic year students take part in a week-long bootcamp in which they receive four training modules:

  • Conceptual Framework Module: helps contextualise the challenge.
  • Innovative Methodologies Module: offers tools to solve the challenge.
  • Values Module helps them reflect on the values that connect with the challenge.
  • Challenge Resolution Module: guide in the design and resolution of the challenge and finishes with the definition of an Action Plan that the student will execute in the Mentoring Programme.

Following these students will take part in networking workshops and the UCJC Challenges Workshops.