From Age Management to Life Course Management

Best practices in age management embrace organizational level actions, such as age-friendly HR-policy together with individual level career management approach, such as enhancing employees’ preparedness to manage their own career (e.g. skills, work ability and employ-ability). This comprehensive approach requires more resources and know-how of organizational actors but will yield greater benefits than narrower one measure approaches alone.

Course objectives

This course will focus on life-course management concept and practices in work organizations comprising not only organizational level activities, such as top management, HR-policy and line-management practices, but also individual level activities, such as peer-support groups, self-help tools and work ability coaching.

The purpose of the course is to provide participants clear insights of current empirical evidence of effectiveness of organizational and individual level activities in supporting longer and better working careers among employees with all ages. Participants will gain understanding of theoretical background concepts and their practical application in form of concrete tools for work organizations as part of life-course management practices.

Target group

HR-professionals, managers, occupational health professionals, occupational safety officers, work ability coordinators, as well as researchers interested in interacting with enterprise level actors.

Course outline

Input lectures with team work applications, individual work followed by small group discussions.

Main topics

  • Life course management − concept and challenges to management and HR-practices.
  • Age-friendly organisational practices – theoretical concepts and empirical evidence with practical examples.
  • Supporting individual worker’s work ability and career management preparedness – theoretical concepts and empirical evidence with practical examples.

Registration deadline

The registration is closed. Please contact the project manager.




The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 550
  • The day package II fee of EUR 370
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 550 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1050 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 550).

    We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 370 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 870 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 370).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor social program.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 27th –29th of August 2019 at Kurhotel Skodsborg, Skodsborg, Denmark. To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly at or by phone +45 4558 5800. Please refer to Niva conference when booking the room (available until 27.6.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is DKK 1500 (approx. EUR 200)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 27th of June 2019

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by June, 26th 2019: full refund
    Cancellations received after June, 26th 2019: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course leaders
Salla Toppinen-Tanner, PhD, Head of program
FIOH, Finland

Mervi Ruokolainen, PhD, Specialized researcher
FIOH, Finland


Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748

Course venue

Kurhotel Skodsborg, Skodsborg Strandvej 139, DK-2942 Skodsborg, Denmark

Course program


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Course Leaders


Gerd Naegele
Josef Hilbert
Marianne van Woerkom
Matthijs Bal

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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