Technical Sciences

Course on Research-based public sector consultancy at AU

This course is aimed at employees and PhD-students at AU who wish to qualify for the ability to deliver research-based public sector consultancy. The course is compulsory for new employees who will be working with public sector consultancy (e.g. researchers, senior researchers, senior advisers, professors, AC's, research assistants), and an offer for current employees, as well as PhD students.
When & where?
24 August 2020 9.30-16.45 on a virtual platform
09 September 2020 9.30 - 10 September 2020 16.00 at Sandbjerg 

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the knowledge, skills and competences needed to provide independent, research-based public-sector consultancy of high quality and consistency within his field of research.

Note that the course is adapted to English and that not all materials will be available in English. 
The programme can be downloaded from the download page in the left menu. Please note that all three days are included in the course.
Included in the course
Meals and accomodation in single room at Sandbjerg are included in the course. 
Learning Objectives

For a given consultancy assignment the participant can...

  • Describe the individual steps in the advisory process and associated quality assurance and justify them, based on knowledge of agreements made and agreed quality assurance procedures
  • Explain the formal background for different types of orders, based on the relevant legislation and knowledge of the politico-administrative system
  • Outline a plan for communication and stakeholder involvement, based on considerations of good communication to the given target group in relation to different types of orders
  • Reflect on their own role as a Researcher or Adviser, in relation to other stakeholders in the research-based public sector consultancy, including considerations of arm's length and freedom of speech. 
The course is a combination of
- Preperatory home work
- One day kick off course
- Two day residential course with presentations from and dialogue with internal and external teachers
- Final assignment based on your own cases
Examination details
Home assignment on self-selected case, 12 pages written submission. All aids are permitted.
Censorship: Internal censorship
Assessment: Pass/Fail 
Registration and registration deadline
Sign up by clicking 'Sign up' from the menu on this page and click the 'Deltager' button. The deadline is 31 July 2020.

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