FSK-8003 Leadership skills: why and how

NB! The information below is from Spring 2018, and outdated. Information for Spring 2019 will be added when ready.

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?

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, armed forces and business are invited to talk about their leadership style, and there will be background theory given by Rudi Kirkhaug. Chances are high that you, after completing your PhD, will be involved in some kind of project. That is why the third day is dedicated to project management (unfortunately cancelled this year!). The last day, Nordnorsk lederutvikling will help you reflect on your own leadership style.

Confirmed speakers:
23 April in MH U6.A1Aud1
09.15–11.00 Rudi Kirkhaug is Professor in leadership and organisation, and will provide a theorethical background for the course
11.15–12.00 Anne Berit Figenschau is director in the Norwegian Tax Administration and has broad leadership experience
12.00–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.00 Petter Høiseth is Chief Of Staff at SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
14.15–15.00 Kathrine Tveiterås is Dean of Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT

24 April in NFH E-102-LAUD
09.15–10.00 Jarle Aarbakke is former Rector of UiT, now Deputy Mayor in Tromsø
10.15–11.00 Hege Brækhus is Professor at Faculty of Law, UiT, and has broad research experience within the field of gender equality. During the course, leadership and #MeToo will be in focus
11.15–12.00 Rolf-Harald Haugen is captain lieutenant in the Norwegian Home Guard, with experience from special operation forces (SOF)
12.00–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.00 Jan Roger Iversen is senior advisor at Center for career at UiT, and has over 40 years of experience in the field of leadership
14.15–15.00 Kenneth Ruud is Prorector of Research at UiT

See schedule here:  FSK-8003_schedule_2018, changes may occur.

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?

Justify your arguments with theorethical concepts given in Kirkhaugs lectures and the syllabus, and spice it up with thoughts from your head and the experienced leaders.

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