Although evidence-based management sounds straightforward, gathering, understanding and applying evidence requires a particular set of skills and practical knowledge. For this reason CEBMa has, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, developed online learning modules that will develop your EBM skills and enhance your understanding of how an evidence-based approach can support your organization’s decision-making and management practice. After successfully completing the modules you will receive an official CEBMa & Carnegie Mellon University certificate of completion. Read more about the content of our online course modules and how to get access.
Over the past decade the responsibilities of managers, leaders, consultants, and policy makers have changed significantly: now they are often invited to take a seat at the executive table and participate in solving complex organizational problems. At the same time, most traditional models and new ‘cutting edge’ solutions often fail to deliver on what they promise. This leaves them with a profound challenge: how can we stay away from trends and quick fixes, and instead use valid and reliable evidence to support the organization?
This basic course uses a blended learning approach that integrates five (90 minute) self-paced learning modules that can be completed online with a (three-hour) workshop. The specific skills this course aims to develop are: (1) critical thinking and reasoning; (2) identifying and gathering of the best available evidence; (3) critical appraisal of evidence; and, (4) applying evidence of different forms to decision-making. On completion of this course, participants should be able to assess the extent to which claims (made by managers, leaders or consulting firms) are supported by evidence. After successfully completing the course participants will receive an official CEBMa & Carnegie Mellon University certificate of completion. For further information, please contact us.
The advanced course entails the same five learning modules as the basic course, but is extended with five modules and three (three-hour) coaching sessions that provide evidence-based insights relevant to a specific management function (e.g. HR or Change Management), topic (e.g. talent management, leadership, performance management, autonomous teams, etc.), or issue (low performance, high turnover, recruitment, culture change, etc). As such, the course takes a problem-based approach: starting point are the practical issues (problems/opportunities) encountered by the participants rather than the body of knowledge produced by academics. After successfully completing the course participants will receive an official CEBMa & Carnegie Mellon University certificate of completion. For further information, please contact us.