Time: 7 March – 6 May 2022
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 10
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Harrison Okuogume and Sanna Kokkonen, email: harrison.okuogume@xamk.fi and sanna.kokkonen@xamk.fi

Credited in degree at Xamk : All Master level degrees at Xamk
Enrolment by: 21 February 2022
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here .

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
You are able to apply leadership concepts to one's own leadership development and empower personnel
You are able to analyze and evaluate leadership development needs in an organization
You can develop the organizational culture and wellbeing in an organization

Contents and methods:
What are the key elements of self-leadership and how to apply those to one´s own leadership development?
How to analyze leadership behavior and improve leadership competencies?
What is organizational culture and how to develop it to improve well-being at work?

The course will include both individual and group tasks. The extent of group and individual assignments is spread evenly. Students are expected to work jointly on the group assignments. It is not possible to finish this course earlier than the set schedule, as each topic and task will have its own schedule. It is also impossible to finish this course by only fulfilling course assignment individually – i.e. without participation in a group work. By only completing all course tasks, a student can complete the course.

The course does not contain any exams, but it will include a number of scheduled tasks. In other words, it means that all course tasks are to be fulfilled by a certain deadline. Tasks returned after the deadline can be downgraded or not accepted.
The deadlines of each assignment and studied topic will be indicated in the beginning of the course in the course's Learn page.

The course content and all related information will be published in Learn once the course starts.

The course is 5 ECTS and it is to be completed in English. 1 ECTS means approximately 27 hours of student work related to studying the course material, fulfilling the course assignments and acting as a group member.

Study material:
The course page in Learn will include a number of course presentations as well as PDF or online articles and book extracts. In addition, it is recommended to get familiar with one or several below-mentioned publications.
Goleman, D. Leadership: The Power of Emotional intelligence.
Yukl: Leadership in organizations.
Day & Antonakis: The nature of leadership
Schein: Organizational culture and leadership (4th ed.)
House et al.: Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies

Please note that this course will include a number of tasks related to students' current or previous work and work-related assignments. So, the course material is important but it is also necessary to conduct a work-related analysis in several course assignments.

– to evaluate and manage independently operations involving individuals and teams.
– to be responsible for operations and develop them independently
– to evaluate different strategic approaches and justify their use in terms of management and development.
– work independently in the expert duties of their professional field or as entrepreneurs.

The course will be assessed on a 1-5 scale, where 1 is ”fair” and the lowest acceptable grade and 5 is ”excellent” and the highest grade. Each task will be assessed individually and as the certain percentage of the final grade.


Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 30 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the course. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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