FSK-8003 Leadership skills: why and how

Leaders comes in different shadings, from excellent to ruthless or even scary. Leadership is not an exact science, and how the task is solved depends on the situation, time and the employees. What is a good leader and what kind of leader could you become?

The schedule for 2018 is not yet ready, and confirmed participants will be added continuously on this page.

Recommended for PhD candidates in their third or fourth year.

Relevant papers (syllabus) will be made available on Fronter. Please familiarise yourself with the papers in advance.

Four course days (23–26 April 2018)
FSK-8003 Leadership skills combine theory with personal experiences and practical exercises. In the two first days, leaders from academia, politics, sports, armed forces and business are invited to talk about their leadership style, and there will be background theory given by Rudi Kirkhaug.

Confirmed speakers:
Nordnorsk lederutvikling will help you reflect on your own leadership style
Anne Berit Figenschau is director in the Norwegian Tax Administration and has broad leadership experience
Petter Høiseth is Chief Of Staff at SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
Kathrine Tveiterås is currently department leader at the Norwegian College of Fisheries Science (NFH), but will be the Dean of Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics from early 2018
Kenneth Ruud is Prorector of Research at UiT

Exam (due 16 May 2018)
Write an essay of approximately 2000 words (1,5 line spacing; Times New Roman, font size 12). Make your own title and choose between 3 questions:

Option 1) Write an essay arguing: What, if any, differences are there between leading scientists and non-scientists?

Option 2) Write an essay arguing: Does leadership matter?

Option 3) Write an essay arguing: What makes a good leader?


Read more and sign up via the course catalogue before 1 Feb 2018.