Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Information technologies have become an essential part of today’s society. Effective information management has become an essential capability for public administrations, but it is also a major source of constant concern.
Developments in technology have fostered improved reactivity, transparency and access to public services. However, they have also made the organization and delivery of public services more difficult, requiring new technical and managerial abilities from both, managers and staff, who are involved in and responsible for the digitalization of these services.
Based on the latest theoretical and practical developments and discourses on digitalization, this course aims to provide students with all the elements necessary to better understand and manage the digital transformation that public and parapublic organisations are facing today or will be confronted with in the near future.
|Justitia 4.0, Conférence des Directrices et Directeurs des Départments Cantonaux de Justice et Police
|Service de Renseignement de la Confédération
|Prof. Dr. Albert Meijer
|School of Governance Utrecht University
|Prof. Dr. Falk Übernickel
|Hasso-Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
|Département Fédéral des Affaires Étrangères (DFAE)
|Digital transformation model: Setting the scene for change and renewal of the public sector
|From digital strategy to business models and platforms
|Regulation and risks of the digital transformation
|Digital transformation through service orientation
|Digital transformation through process orientation
|From principles to solutions: Design Thinking
|Digital culture and mindsets I: Issues related to adoption and user resistance
|Digital culture and mindsets II: The role of participation and openness
|Change and renewal: Measuring the impact of the digital transformation
|Technology deep-dive I: Artificial intelligence in the public administration
|Technology deep-dive II: Future of work & seminar presentations
|Seminar presentations & closing
Presentations, work in groups, case studies and computer-assisted learning are combined in order to enhance active participation in the course. Several external lecturers will enrich the course with their practical experiences and thoughts. Fluency in English is necessary.
This course will take place face-to-face or remotely depending on the sanitary situation and restrictions communicated by the authorities.
Participants who actively and regularly attend the course, and complete the course project, will be awarded a Foundation of Continuing Education certificate of continuing education/Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Public Administration (with a specialisation in CEMAP). This corresponds to 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. Participants who follow the course but decide not to complete the project work will receive a certificate of attendance (but no ECTS credits).
Every Fridays and Saturdays, from September to December, 2023 from 9.15 a.m. to 4.15 p.m., in the IDHEAP building.
29 et 30 september 2023
6, 7, 13 et 14 october 2023
3, 4, 10 et 11 november 2023
1er et 2 december 2023
To be confirmed
The registration link for 2025 will be available in 2024. The number of participants is limited and registrations are processed on a first come first served basis. Please contact Fatma.Yavavli@unil.ch for any further information.
Total course registration fees come to CHF 3,900 (including all documentation), which should be paid on receipt of the invoice, and by the start of the course at the latest.
A discount of 5%, up to a maximum of CHF 500 per course, is available to any IDHEAP alumni—holding an MPA, DAS or CEMAP, an IDHEAP PhD or a Master’s in PMP—who wish to follow a CAS course or a Seminar for Specialist and Executives organised by IDHEAP. This reduction does not apply to participants in the DAS who subsequently wish to follow the MPA course. Any decision to withdraw from the course must be made in writing. If withdrawal from the course is announced between 21 and ten days prior to its commencement, 50% of the registration fee will remain due. If withdrawal from the course is announced less than ten days before its commencement, the entire registration fee is due. The number of places being limited, registrations will be considered on the basis of the date of receipt.