Business, Economics, Education, Ethics, Public administration, Public policy

This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Integrity Action is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.



Course date

6 July - 11 July, 2014
Application for this course is closed.
Course Director(s): 

Ellen Goldberg

Integrity Action, Jerusalem, Israel
Course Faculty: 

Alan Barlow

Integrity Action, London, UK

Ornit Shani

University of Haifa, Israel
This policy lab aims to assist academics from all disciplines, education administrators and trainers of public officials to incorporate integrity education into their teaching and training, with components of classroom and community-based action learning.  It will help you to develop curricula, modules and syllabi that use interactive, collaborative and student-centred teaching and learning methods in various media to equip students and executives with the knowledge and skills to recognise integrity challenges, formulate and implement responsible, practical solutions.  Building on the experiences of faculty and participants, the exercises and case studies will provide opportunities for mutual learning and peer review regarding complex, on-the-job situations, alongside exposure to community-led activities and field work, citizen monitoring, social audits, investigations, and other methods.
Universities are looking for strategies to inspire their students in the classroom, on campus and in the community, as well as to nurture a personal and institutional culture of accountability, competence and ethics. Methods will be introduced that help develop higher level thinking, analytical skills and practical experience – integrating useful skills with real field experience.
Public officials today work in a global environment that is more demanding of higher governance standards, which now include much more direct engagement with citizens as consumers and potential partners, rather than solely as passive beneficiaries of public services.  Civil society has local knowledge and skills that can complement the professionalism of public officials and thereby enhance public service delivery and improve the integrity of public projects. This policy lab will help trainers of public officials to recognise the contributions that the public can make as partners who know what is happening on the ground, and to encourage the two groups to work together productively.
Many academics and trainers ask themselves:
How can I engage my students to develop their cognitive, affective and behavioural skills to prepare them for the integrity challenges they’ll face in their professions?
As part of my institution’s senior management, how can I cultivate an environment that promotes direct student involvement in implementing the learning to deepen its impact?
How do I train public officials to appreciate the benefits of engaging with citizens to improve public services?
What can I do to make executive education more practical to develop skills that will be useful from their first day back at work?
Key Learning Objectives:
Gain knowledge and skills in incorporating into curricula new integrity content, experiential learning methods and case studies;
Formulate strategies for cultivating an institutional environment that provides opportunities for action learning as part of the educational experience.
Acquire practical skills in analysing and problem-solving personal integrity challenges as well as institutional ones;
Understand and appreciate the benefits and methods for working together with citizens and community-based organisations to improve public services.
Who Should Take This Policy Lab?
This policy lab is principally aimed at experienced university academics and education administrators, trainers of public officials, government officials responsible for higher education.
Convenor: Ellen Goldberg, Programme Director, Integrity Education Network, Integrity Action