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Duration 7 days
Language English

International Research Management Course

Designed for non-Scandinavian research managers in the Scandinavian countries

Intensive course for research managers

An increasing number of non-Scandinavian research managers are working in the Scandinavian countries. This very intensive course addresses the principles of research management and leadership as well as the challenges met by international research managers working in Scandinavian research institutions.

You can download the 2020 brochure above. A similar programme is offered in Danish (9 days) for Scandinavian-speaking research managers.

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This course will give participants insights into practical and theoretical aspects on research management and organisation.

Research managers today navigate an increasingly complex context. They face diverse challenges such as organisational changes, increasing demands for scientific production and impact, funding issues, mergers, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations, building research environments, strategic processes, diversity issues etc. etc. This requires a new level of professionalism from research managers and for the international research manager – who may be faced with language barriers and cultural differences as well – this is even more pressing.

Many research managers are leading groups of fellow international researchers which requires multi-cultural management skills. This course will increase your cross-cultural awareness and competence to lead multi-cultural research teams in a Scandinavian context.

Most research institutions are busy work places leaving only limited time for the research managers to build social networks. This course will expand your network. These are only a few of the topics addressed on the International Research Management Course.

Please note that pdf for download concerns the 2020 programme.

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The course is specifically designed for non-Scandinavian speaking research managers working in Scandinavian research institutions (universities, university colleges, hospitals, etc. both public and private).

The course is aimed at younger researchers with emerging leadership responsibilities, PostDocs, P.I.’s etc., as well as active research managers who are either staff responsible or responsible for a research activity (a large project, a team, a center, etc.).

Participant profiles: Post Docs, P. I.’s, Senior Researchers, Research Leaders, Directors of Research, Professors, Ass. Professors, Ass. Research Professors, Staff Scientists, Deputy Deans, Chief Consultants, etc.

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  • Theoretical perspectives on research management
  • Increased cross-cultural awareness and competences to lead multi-cultural research teams in a Scandinavian context
  • Reflection on the research manager’s role
  • Benefits from personalised feedback from group members
  • Skills and insights into a number of leadership tools
  • Professional and personal relationships with a diverse group of researchers who face similar challenges and opportunities
  • Expand your network
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3 modules of 1½-2½ days each + online sessions

Module 1: Research Leadership Basics

Module 2: Strategic Research Leadership

Module 3: Culture and Personal Leadership

The course consists of a combination of lectures, intensive group work, and online session between modules. Each module requires approximately 1-2 days of homework. Participants are asked to prepare a home assignment based on their own situation/leadership practice. Participants’ own experiences are brought into play through extensive group work during course modules as well as online between modules.

Course Leader is Lars Christian Lassen, experienced research leader and former SVP (HR) at Novo Nordisk A/S including additional experienced lecturers from universities and industry.

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The fee is DKK 36,500 / EUR 4,900 (exclusive Danish VAT) per participant and includes program tuition, study materials and meals during the program. Travel and overnight expenses are not included.

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CBS Executive (Frederiksberg)
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Registration deadline:
To Be Announced

2020 dates:
Module 1: January 14. – 16, 2020 (Denmark)
Module 2: February 26. – 27, 2020 (Denmark)
Module 3: March 31. – April 2, 2020 (Denmark)

NB: Danish Government employees (state level) can apply Statens Kompetenceudviklingsfond.

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Start date
7 days
CBS Executive (Frederiksberg)
Price, excl. VAT.
Programdirektør Peter Stolt
Programkoordinator Zhenya Avdeeva