The course takes place in period

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


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

By the end of the course the student can:
1.Analyze and evaluate knowledge about leadership
theory related to team leadership and working in

2.Manage and develop communication in teams

3.Evaluate and develop the own team leadership.

4. Be able to use some team development tools for
successful co-workership and
continuous development

5.Understand the importance of a shared vision
and of socialization in teams

6. Understand the importance and at the same
time the challenges of diversity

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

1. Formulate, theoretically motivate and discuss
team leadership and successful working in teams

2. Critically discuss different leadership and
team theories

3. Understand and interpret the importance of
shared visions and the meaning of the whole in a
successful team?s performance

4. Demonstrate and discuss a variety of team
leadership strategies and tools that are
adaptable to different and challenging work

5. Can show increased leadership efficiency in

Course contents

Leadership in teams
Diversity and collectivness
Conflicts and complexity
Communication and Culture in effective teams

Previous course names


Additional information

Observe that this course is an extensive course
module consisting of three courses "Making sense
of Leadership"(3x 5 ECTS). We encourage and
recommend to take them all, but it is possible to
take only one course (5 ECTS).

Recommended or required reading

There will be two books that are essential to all
3 courses:
Komives, S. R. , Lucas, N., & McMahon, T. R.
(2013). Exploring Leadership : For College
Students Who Want to Make a Difference (3rd
Edition). Wiley.
(and the workbook:
Wagner, W. & Ostick, D. (Ed.) 2013: Exploring
1.Leadership : For College Students Who Want to
Make a Difference, Facilitation and Activity
Guide (3rd Edition). Jossey-Bass. )
For this book Arcada students have access to this
book online through Arcada library at Ebrary.

2. Bolman, L. & Deal, T. (2014). Reframing
organizations. 5th edition or older. Also Swedish
version available. Jossey Bass/ Wiley.

There will be limited access of this book as a e-
book through E-book central at Arcada database.

Additional material will be available in

Study activities

  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 135 hours
  • - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 155 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 155 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 do the
following examinations:
-discussion forum input
-process writing in teams in cl peer review
-scientific blog assignment

Minimum 10 Points from discussion forums and
Minimum Points to pass the course 50 Points of
100 possible.

The examinations contribute to the final grade as
follows: Quizzes 20 Points, Discussion forum 20
Points, Blog assignment 10 Points, Final
40 points plus Peer review 10 points. Grades: 50-
59 points: 1, 60-69 points: 2, 70-79: 3, 80-89:
4, 90-100: 5.


Tigerstedt Christa


Tigerstedt Christa

Group size

No limit (151 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Course activities start first week in June and
end by 30.6.
Material will be added weekly and
the course is progressing on a weekly basis. A
face to face kick off session will be held during
the first week (time and sign up for this in
itslearning, coming later). If possible this
session will be

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-05-31

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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