The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

By the end of the course the student will be able to: Develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts within leadership, management and self ? management and present alternatives for promoting workplaces that enables workers potential fulfillments. (Knowledge and attitude) The student can as well explain and interpret the difference between self- awareness and self-management as understands the importance of them in the wide context of leadership, both from a personal and team perspective. (Knowledge & skills) By actively reflecting during the course the student finds possibilities for stronger self- awareness and through that to personal development. (Skills & attitude)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: 1. Identify and discuss the fundamental concepts within leadership 2. Illustrate and describe one?s own management style, self-awareness and self-management. 3. Interpret and evaluate the aspects of self and the interaction with colleagues. 4. Identify own strengths and areas of development within self-awareness and self- management and ability to express their own plan for personal development.

Additional information

Observe that this course is an extensive course module - Making sense of Leadership -consisting of three courses: Personal Leadership (5 ect), Teams and Leadership (5 ect) and Change Leadership (5 ect). We encourage and recommend to take them all, but it is possible to take only one course. Optional course introduction is on the 2nd of May at 12.00-13.30 in D4107-4108. IN ORDER TO PASS THE COURSE, ATTENDANCE DURING ALL THE 5 COURSE WEEKS, FROM THE FIRST COURSE MODULE IS REQUIRED. STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ACTIVE DURING THE FIRST COURSE MODULE WILL BE UN- ENROLLED FROM THE COURSE.

Recommended or required reading

Bolman, L. & Deal, T. (2014). How great leaders think: The art of re-framing. Wiley. Wagner, W. & Ostick, D. (2013). Exploring Leadership, Facilitation and Activity Guide: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference. Jossey-Bass. Additional to these each course will have it's specific reading material.

Study activities

Internet-based studies - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Discussion forum (25p), reflection diary based on personality tests (20p), quizzes (25p), case study (50p)


  • Forss Mia
  • Hernberg Mervi
  • Tigerstedt Christa


Hernberg Mervi

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Group size

No limit (163 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

27.4-31.5 2020

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-04-26

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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