Description

Quality Assurance Related Courses
Part of a STAR Programme

This course will highlight the steps of the ‘appreciative inquiry’ approach: first investigating what is there, instead of looking for what is not there. Together with Workshops on asking appreciative, explorative questions, the attendant will be trained to become an ‘appreciative’ auditor.

By attending this course, you will learn how this ‘new’ approach will lead to personal and organizational change after the audit by focusing on strengths, successes, values and hopes, just by the change of language.

Why do companies want to audit institutions? In traditional audits, the auditors are focusing on the different process steps. They want to reveal if there are differences between the documented procedures and the actual daily practice. They are looking for non-conformity, by focusing on deficits… If non-conformity is identified, they write this in a report, indicating the consequences of the finding. But what happens on site, after the audit: do consequences actually lead to improvement measures in daily practice?

What if an audit uses a more appreciative and learning approach? What if they turn the auditing process from deficit-based to strengths-based?

An appreciative audit does not lie in tracking down mistakes, but in pointing areas for improvement so the institution can be further developed. This approach focuses on appreciation and learning which will increase the effectiveness of the audit.

This course will highlight the steps of the ‘appreciative inquiry’ approach: first investigating what is there, instead of looking for what is not there. Together with Workshops on asking appreciative, explorative questions, you will be trained to become an ‘appreciative’ auditor.

By attending this course, you will learn how this ‘new’ approach will lead to personal and organizational change after the audit by focusing on strengths, successes, values and hopes, just by the change of language.

Course time
½ day: 13h30 - 17h00
Who should attend

This course is designed for clinical research professionals with previous working experience in a GCP or in a Quality Assurance environment and who wish to understand how to conduct a successful audit. Auditing experience is not required.

Programme highlights
  • ‘Appreciative inquiry’ – theory
  • Workshops appreciative, explorativequestioning
Learning Objectives
  • Identify differences in audit approach
  • Learn appreciative, explorative questioning

 

Competencies

This course covers competencies that are part of the ECCRT Competency Framework:

  • Scientific Concepts & Research Design ()
  • Ethical & Participants Safety Considerations ()
  • Investigational Product Development and Regulation ()
  • Clinical Studies Operations (GCPs or ISO 14155) (X)
  • Study and Site Management (X)
  • Data Management and Informatics ()
  • Leadership and Professionalism ()
  • Communication (X)
  • Teamwork (X)
  • Business acumen ()

Be aware that attending one of ECCRT open course does not guarantee that the competency is acquired but only guarantees that the related knowledge has been trained

 


Book a course

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Proceeding your application may take up to 24 working hours. In case of question, contact campus@eccrt.com.
600,00 € excl. VAT (if applicable)