About the course
This course is an accessible introduction to the challenges that both public leadership and governance face in an increasingly digital and globalized world. The content is based on theories and models with global applicability, and uses examples on how Swedish public leadership and governance have met real crises such as climate change, COVID-19, migration crisis, ageing population. The course provides an understanding of how public leadership and governance can address digitalization in sustainable ways building on Swedish illustrations.
The course is designed for people who are interested in or work with issues concerning democracy and digitalisation, for example in government activities in different countries.
Topic covered by the course
- You will get an comprehensive introduction to the challenges that public leadership and governance structure will face through digitalization process.
- Engage with the topic through your own work and reflection and practice on peer-review on a particular topic.
- Engage with a selection of relevant and up-to date literature that will be accessible through the course.
Who can take the course?
The course is open to everyone and free. There are no requirements for prior knowledge or special qualifications to participate in the course.
The course is web-based and is conducted entirely remotely via a web-based course platform. It is divided into four modules:
- First module will give an overarching introduction to the overall concepts of sustainability, digitalization and democracy. We will be staying mostly conceptual and theoretical in the first week. At the end of the week there will be a digital quiz and an scrapbook assignment.
- Second module there will be a discussion around institutions and what digitalization has meant looking at practical examples such as Transportation agency and the Linköping Municipality. At the end of the week there will be a digital quiz and an scrapbook assignment.
- Third week will delve more into the practical implications of diglitalisation for areas such as E-government, social services and health care. At the end of the week there will be a digital quiz and an scrapbook assignment.
- The last module will be based around self-study and the compilation of a scrapbook that will be uploaded to Lisam and then discussed and reviewed in an online forum setting. Each participant will produce one scrapbook and review three different scrapbooks during the last module.