Participation in courses and other competency devolopment

Course participation

All employees and managers as well as the university as a whole have a mutual obligation to ensure that all employees have the necessary knowledge and the necessary skills to make it possible to realise the university's strategy and action plan in the daily assignments. 

Thus, there is a mutual commitment to continuous competence development. Several collective agreements/organisation agreements and general agreements mention the commitment to discuss and organize specific further education and training for the employees. 

Further education and training can, for instance, be achieved through participation in courses aimed at developing the professional as well as the personal side. 

The time for courses to be completed following a request/order from the university as well as travel time in connection with such courses are always considered working hours and are included in the working hours statement. 

All course participation and participation in other competence development activities are to be agreed with your immediate superior within the framework and authority applying to the main academic area/the Deputy Director area. 

The agreement should include the number of working hours spent on the course, including preparation and any travel time as well as refunding of expenses for course, course material and transport.

The time spent on course participation is considered working hours. An agreement can be made on competence development (refunding of education expenses) where part or all of the necessary time use is in the employee’s spare time.  

The university has no general target figures for the scope of competence development hours per employee per year, nor does it have a fixed amount for further education and training per employee.  The need is assessed and agreed individually between employee and immediate superior. This can be done on an ongoing basis as well as during staff development interviews.

These rules take effect as of 18 April 2013.

In the event of any inconsistency between the Danish and English language versions of the document, the Danish version prevails.

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