This course* provides a unique opportunity to develop leadership. You will engage in, and actively contribute to a challenge-based learning experience in support of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the green shift in an international setting. The intention is to focus on the future and how you can contribute to its co-creation.
There will be an emphasis on you as an active learner and co-creator of knowledge working closely with other students and external partners defining current leadership challenges opportunities, and solutions. Typical theoretical elements included in the course are leadership as purpose; sustainable development; strategic design.
*Supported by the UNESCO Chair on Leadership, Innovation and Anticipation.
After completing this course you should have the following knowledge, skills and general competences:
have advanced knowledge within the theory and practice of leadership
have specialized insight into the PAC ontology (Purpose-Alignment-Commitment) and strategic design method
analyse existing theories, methods and interpretations within leadership
work independently with practical and theoretical problem solving.
analyse and relate critically to different sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate academic reasoning.
define and analyse relevant professional- and research ethics issues.
contribute to innovation processes, and to define problems and solutions.
be able to apply knowledge in new areas
Required prerequisite knowledge
Leadership Challenge (LC) and report
Form of assessment
Prepare and run a Leadership Challenge
Leadership Challenge final report
To prepare and deliver a Leadership Challenge (LC) with final report. In allocated learning teams, you will work with external partner(s) - e.g. consultant (provided by course leader) - in order to define a specific leadership challenge and one specific and actionable solution to this particular challenge. The challenge defined must be specific and linked to the UN’s sustainable development goals and/or the green shift. The mark awarded will consist of:
• Prepare and run a Leadership Challenge (40%; learning team mark; A-F).
• Student-to-student-lecture based on chosen Leadership Challenge solution (learning team mark; pass/fail).
• Leadership Challenge final report (60%; individual mark on learning team report contribution; A-F).
• A minimum of 80% attendance of all mandatory sessions starting from week 1 of teaching for report to be submitted and assessed.
• Leadership Challenge must pass for report to be submitted and assessed.
• Learning team student-to-student-lecture must pass for report to be submitted and assessed.
• Leadership Challenge (40%; learning team mark; A-F): To be delivered with new learning team next time the course is running.
• Student-to-student-lectures based on chosen Leadership Challenge (learning team mark; pass/fail): New opportunity provided within the semester.
• Leadership Challenge final report (60%; individual mark on learning team report contribution; A-F): Opportunity to resubmit individual contribution.
This challenge-based, future-focused course is typically delivered as a mixture of lectures, student-to-student lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, cases, and presentations in support of student-defined leadership challenges.
It is available to Master students in the Master of Service Leadership in International Business program, and other master students from the University of Stavanger when vacancy.
The course will be assessed and evaluated according to the University of Stavanger' administrative quality system.