This online Bordeaux Summer School is open to graduate and doctoral students as well as professionals interested in the multidisciplinary issues raised by the COVID-19 epidemic in Africa, and it’s immediate and potential consequences for the continent. Course content (delivered remotely) will provide participants with a scientific background on the SARS-Cov-2 infection and the COVID-19 disease in Africa, as well as insight into how the response to the epidemic has been defined and implemented, knowledge on the conduct of COVID-19 clinical trials, knowledge on food security and the impact of COVID-19 on the agricultural sector in Africa, critical thinking around social inequalities as causes or consequences of the epidemic and insight into the political governance of the crisis.
Join us from the safe comfort of your own home this summer! VU Amsterdam Summer School is moving online. To change behaviour within an organization, we first need to understand it. Only then can we effectively improve leadership, motivation and culture, creating a more productive workplace with happy staff and managers. That may seem obvious, but organizational behaviour remains a much-misunderstood topic. A field muddied by esoteric social scientific theories based upon non-replicable research. Course content The one proven technique in the domain of Organizational Behaviour – backed by more than 60,000 replicable experiments – is Organizational Behaviour Management (OBM), a sound practical application of the behaviour analysis approach pioneered a century ago by Ivan Pavlov. VU Amsterdam is the first European institution to offer a degree in OBM, and this is the first course in Europe to teach it in a summer school setting. You learn the principles and techniques of applied behaviour analysis (ABA): using systematic interventions derived from learning theory to improve socially significant behaviours, then demonstrating that those interventions are indeed responsible for the improvement. Amongst topics covered are the ABC model (antecedent-behaviour-consequence), the four behavioural consequences and a protocol for shaping new behaviours. You also learn to use the OBM Optimizer, a practical tool for enhancing organizational performance, including such factors as quantity, quality, safety and attendance. Learning objectives At the end of this course you will: •Understand the importance of organizational behaviour for excellent results. •Understand how OBM and ABA can help change organizational behaviour •Be familiar with the ABC model and ABC analysis. •Understand the major concepts in OBM/ABA and how they can help improve performance. •Be able to apply the OBM protocol to a real-life behaviour and use the OBM Optimizer computer program.
Which companies are committing fraud? Which scientific hypothesis is correct? Do movie critics differ from regular consumers in their ratings? Whether it’s a fun or serious question, each of these questions require data to answer them. In this course, you will learn the two vital skills for using data to answer questions of interest: 1) data manipulation and 2) data analysis. Through interactive workshop-sessions, you will learn how to manipulate datasets in order to produce informative analyses and insightful data visualizations. In this dynamic two-week course, you will discover the importance of data analysis in multiple disciplines. You will learn how to use data to answer a wide range of interesting questions, using the popular programming language called R. From gathering data to creating appealing and insightful data visualizations, you will master the basics of truly understanding data. By completing this course, you will: Acquire an understanding of the role of data in answering research questions, both in academics and in the industry; Gain a basic understanding of the statistical programming language R, using RStudio; Learn how to manipulate data (e.g., renaming variables, removing cases, combining datasets); Learn how to create beautiful and insightful data visualizations that are relevant for answering the research question; Learn how to conduct statistical analyses (e.g., descriptives, correlations, regression); Learn how to write a report that answers a research question using the data.
The program offers six courses taught in part by the staff of the Institute of Business Economics of Eötvös Loránd University, in part by professors from other European universities: 13-18 July 2020 Managerial Accounting Business Communication Skills International Business Networks Corporate Financial Analysis – An Integrated Approach Strategic Brand Management Informal Logic for Business Each course lasts one week and includes 25 contact hours. Courses start on Monday morning and finish on Friday with an examination. (The examination is optional: those who do not wish to obtain ECTS credits do not have to take them.) In addition to the courses, the Summer University also offers exciting programs like evening talks by leading academicians and business personalities, visits to places of cultural interest Budapest abounds with and also opportunities to socialize.