Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Organizational Interventions
This course will focus on how we can develop, implement and evaluate organizational interventions using realist evaluation. Organizational interventions aim to improve working conditions and employee health and well-being through changing the way work is organized, designed and managed. Realist evaluation focuses on what works for whom in which circumstances and the course will focus on how we can develop the tools and methods to ensure the most important issues experienced by participant are addressed, ensure interventions are implemented according to plan, and ensure interventions bring about the intended outcomes.
By the end of the course, the participants will:
- be aware of critical issues in developing and implementing organizational interventions
- demonstrate ability to work with implementation tools
- demonstrate awareness of the challenges in evaluating organizational interventions
- be familiar with realist evaluation
- demonstrate ability to plan an evaluation strategy for how to evaluate a complex intervention combining qualitative and quantitative methods
- HR and occupational health practitioners
- Work psychologists
- Union and safety representatives
- PhD students
The course will be based on active learning activities. These include, but are not limited to, individual and group experiential exercises and reflective practices using methods such as the world café method. Lectures are included but focus on participatory involvement. We will also offer surgery time, where participants can get individual feedback from lecturers on their own projects.
- Introduction to realist evaluation.
- Tools to implement changes, including games to equip managers to make changes and tools to support the participatory process.
- Methods and analyses for qualitative and quantitative methods to measure context, process and content of interventions and how they interact to bring about intervention outcomes.
April 1st 2019Register
The price of the course consists of two parts:
1) The course fee of EUR 500 and
2) One of the following:
- The day package I fee of EUR 535
- The day package II fee of EUR 315
Day package I
The day package I price is 535 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, the social program on Tuesday (a guided boat and walking tour of Copenhagen, ending with a dinner at Restaurant Orangeriet) and dinner on Monday.
The total price of the course is EUR 1035 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 535).
We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.
Day package II
The day package II price is 315 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.
The total price of the course is EUR 815 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 315).
Kindly note that the day package II does not include the social program nor the dinners.
NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 12th –15th of May 2019 at Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark. To book a room from the block kindly contact the hotel directly by phone (+45 3338 9600) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with reference to the group name: ME NIVA and booking ID: 1601478 (available until 12.4.2019).
The room price for a single standard room is DKK 1695 (approx. EUR 228)/night (including breakfast).
The block reservation will be available until 12th of April 2019
Cancellations received by April, 1st 2019: full refund
Cancellations received after April, 1st 2019: no refund
The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.
The price is subject to minor changes.
Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizational interventions (i.e., changes in the design, organization, and management of work) are generally recommended by formal bodies such as the ILO, WHO and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work as the preferred way of improving working conditions and improving employee health and well-being. However, there is…
Organizational interventions (i.e., changes in the design, organization, and management of work) are generally recommended by formal bodies such as the ILO, WHO and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work as the preferred way of improving working conditions and improving employee health and well-being. However, there is some controversy as to whether such interventions are effective and how they can be implemented in the workplace. In recent years, focus has moved away from evaluating whether such interventions have an effect to understanding what the working mechanisms may be of such interventions and in which contexts these mechanisms can be triggered so that they bring about the intended outcomes (realist evaluation). A special characteristic of organizational interventions is that mechanisms both relate to the intervention process, e.g. line manager support and employees having influence over the actual content of the intervention and content, i.e. the actual activities implemented to improve employee health and wellbeing. This focus on the intervention process and content calls for knowledge on how to design, implement and evaluate organizational interventions that focus on the process of interventions and the tools, e.g. the use of games, that can facilitate participants’ sensemaking of the intervention and the actual development and implementation of changes to the way work is organized, designed and managed to improve employee health and wellbeing. The course is timely as a number of projects are undergoing in Denmark, Norway and the US that focus their interventions on these aspects. The course will thus bring together experiences from different contexts.