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Facilitating Innovative Processes (NorDoc Summer School 2021) Online
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3773-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/08/2021
Date and time16.08.2021, at: 09:00 - 17.08.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats40
Course fee3,120.00 kr.
LecturersTine Alkjær
ECTS credits1.50
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university or Nordic countries, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Facilitate group work and handling group dynamics

2. Make use of the different facilitating roles in relation to your own disciplinary background, competences and preferences

3. Develop, plan and run workshops and other types of processes with an engaging and collaborative focus

The course will introduce you to the various aspects of facilitating innovative processes with focus on creativity and collaboration within health. During the course you will get the opportunity to try out and reflect upon tools and formats for facilitation relevant for your research, clinical practice, teaching/learning and collaboration processes. The course takes an exploratory view on facilitation with respect to the different approaches for structuring, staging and driving processes drawing from e.g. group concept mapping, participatory design, design thinking and systemic theory.

Literature and inspiration
The Toolbox for Innovation in Education will be used as a resource throughout the course:

Selected literature from this list:

Key references about concept mapping:
1) Kane M, Trochim WMK. Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications Inc. (US); 2006. ISBN: 9781412940283
2) Trochim W, Kane M. Concept mapping: an introduction to structured conceptualization in health care. Int J Qual Health Care. 2005;17(3):187-191.

Further details and course material will be distributed to the participants in August 2021.

PhD students who wish to learn how to facilitate innovation processes.


The course will be online (zoom) and the format is highly participatory with workshops, feedback sessions and discussions.

Course director
Tine Alkjær, Associate Professor, talkjaer@sund.ku.dk, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Nina Riis, nina.louise.fynbo.riis@regionh.dk, Copenhagen Health Innovation: www.copenhagenhealthinnovation.dk
Tanja Schjødt Jørgensen, tanja.schjoedt.joergensen@regionh.dk
Tine Alkjær, talkjaer@sund.ku.dk

16 – 17 August 2021

Course location
Online via Zoom

Please register before 1 August 2021

All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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