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 The information below is from Spring 2018, and outdated.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 come 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 (6–9 May 2019)
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. The last day, Nordnorsk lederutvikling will help you reflect on your own leadership style.

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 theoretical 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 2019.