Specialisation Courses

Course in Challenges Facing Innovation Societies: Building Systems of Motivation and Collective Cohesion

In today’s knowledge society, we are seeing outdated formulae for motivating and bringing cohesion to organisations and societies replaced by alternatives that are more dynamic and creative

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  • UAB Specialisation Course
  • Code: 3775/3
  • 3rd edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Start date: 04/10/2021
  • Finish date: 31/01/2022
  • Places: 25
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 200 €
  • Teaching language: Catalan (80%), Spanish (20%)
Curs en Reptes de les Societats d'Innovació: La Construcció de Sistemes de Motivació i Cohesió Col·lectives

This course is unique in Spain: offered only at the UAB. The UAB has an agreement in place with the CETR research team, which has been investigating this topic for over 15 years. 

Are you interested in learning how to manage teams effectively within our knowledge society and a constantly-changing environment? This course shows the importance of motivation and social cohesion systems for both individuals and groups. These systems no longer evolve naturally – they now have to be built. You will discover how to create motivations that stimulate teamwork. The course offers individuals and social agents criteria and basic tools to do this building towards better self-management and management of constantly changing groups and societies. 

The teaching staff is made up of UAB lecturers and researchers with the multidisciplinary CETR team. 

The teaching programme strikes a balance between the theoretical framework and practical exercises to show its social effectiveness. 

The main career options opened up are in human resources, education, social work, cultural activation, diversity management and team leadership and coordination. 

The course offers the chance to join in the research work through a placement period


Topic 1. Crisis of collective motivation and cohesion. The urgent need for systems of cohesion and motivation in creative teams.
Topic 2. Analysis of past societies' collective projects and value systems.
Topic 3. Projects from the past versus new projects: rigidity and hierarchy versus horizontality and free involvement.
Topic 4. Accepting the knowledge society: an inevitable fate. Risks introduced by accelerating technosciences.
Topic 5. Changes in the way of thinking, feeling and acting introduced by the technosciences: a new perspective on the individual, on the organisation, and on knowledge.
Topic 6. The peculiarity of humans' access to reality: the quality of humanity as a basis for teams' creativity, freedom, cohesion and motivation.
Topic 7. Tools for building narratives towards collective cohesion and motivation: the seven construction protocols.
Topic 8. Case study, protocol 1: Analysis of a specific group's set of real values.
Topic 9. Case study, protocol 2: Assumptions typical of creative societies applied to specific groups.
Topic 10. Case study, protocol 3:The transformation of conceptual postulates into evaluative postulates.
Topic 11. Case study, protocol 4: Deep structure of narration.
Topic 12. Case study, protocol 5: Discourse construction.
Topic 13. Case study, protocol 6: Strategies for achieving the aims of the discourse.
Topic 14. Case study, protocol 7: Tactics for achieving the aims of the discourse.

Career opportunities

Human resources; education; social work and education; cultural activation; diversity management; team leadership and coordination.

Scholarships and financial aid

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Coordinating centres

Escola de Postgrau

Collaborating centres

Centre d'Estudis de les Tradicions de Saviesa


Daniel Gamper

Phone: 935811869

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