Implementing and evaluating organizational interventions

3rd – 5th of May 2017
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

For Researchers, HR managers, occupational health practitioners, PhD and university students

About this course

As intervention research has become increasingly more common during the last decade, the need to learn how to evaluate such studies in a way that increases our knowledge about the how, why and for whom interventions work has increased.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

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.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200

Accommodation

26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to reception@hanaholmen.fi using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

Participants will be introduced to process evaluation including relevant frameworks, data collection and analysis. An important part of the course is the knowledge on how such information can be used to successfully plan, develop and implement organizational interventions.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (13 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.


General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.


Subject background

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. The experimental studies (randomized or quasi-experimental) has long been viewed as the golden standard but may not always be applicable for organizational–level interventions, because they provide little knowledge in themselves of which interventions works for whom under which circumstances and thus offer limited knowledge about how organizations and researchers can successfully implement such interventions. As a result, it has been recognized that aside from outcome evaluations, it is necessary to gain insight into the ‘black box’ of interventions by examining impact of the intervention process and context on intervention outcomes. As intervention research has become increasingly more common during the last decade, the need to learn how to evaluate such studies in a way that increases our knowledge about the how, why and for whom interventions work has increased. Such evaluations will provide valuable information on how an intervention that has been successful in one setting may successfully be implemented in other settings.

Course leader

Karina Nielsen

Karina Nielsen

  • Professor, University of Sheffield, UK

Course lecturers

Marit Christensen

Marit Christensen

  • PhD, Associate professor, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO

Michael Munch-Hansen

  • Organizational psychologist, Founder of DoBetter, DK

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