A Theoretical Framework for a Leadership Program that Supports Knowledge and Capability to Craft SustainableWork Practices in Daily Practice and During Organizational Change

Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership

15th – 17th of November 2022
Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm, Sweden

The registration for the course has closed, but if you are still interested in participating, kindly contact Project Manager Linda Oksanen, linda.oksanen@niva.org.

About this course

The course focuses on multi-component factors and conditions of importance for a sustainable leadership, from a system perspective (individual – group – work-place – organization – society). In these aspects, the course focuses especially on contemporary challenges such as creating attractive, inclusive and innovative workplaces. The course also applies a practice and handling perspective of managerial work to support application in practice.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program (a guided tour at the Vasa Museum and dinner at Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh) on Wednesday

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 and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

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

EUR 550

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches

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

The total price of the course is EUR 820 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee II EUR 320).

EUR 320


14th – 17th of November 2022 at Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm, Sweden.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to events.sign@choice.se using the booking code “2081GR034252” (available until 13.10.2022).

The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1945 / night (approx. EUR 192/night) including breakfast.

The block reservation will be available until 13th of October 2022.

Approx. EUR 192 / night (1945 SEK)

Course objectives

The purpose of the course is to provide participants clear insights on current empirical evidence of health promoting leadership and how it can be supported from a system perspective. Participants will gain an understanding of theoretical background concepts and their practical application in form of concrete tools to be applied at various work contexts.

Main topics

  • Health promotion: concepts and theory
  • Leadership approaches of importance for workers wellbeing, work engagement and creating an attractive work place
  • Leaders’ own sustainability: approaches and organizational preconditions
  • Promoting a good working environment: decrease risks and strengthen resources
  • Change management and working with sustainable organizational developments
  • Strengthen social capital, team work and creativity in workgroups
  • Building organisational capacity for health promotive working conditions
  • Applications of health promotive leadership in the Nordic countries
  • Interventions for health promoting leadership

Target group

  • Researchers
  • HR managers
  • Occupational health practitioners
  • PhD and university students

Subject background

Leadership of high quality is considered a key condition for organizing more attractive work with beneficial working conditions promoting employees health and work engagement. Qualities in leadership and approaches to meet employees and work with improvements have impact also on sustainable development in general. This is also acknowledged by authorities, e.g. the Swedish Work Environment Authority (2015:16).

Key-factors and conditions for workers health, wellbeing and engagement have been identified through several literature reviews and the evidence based knowledge is rather robust – and the interactions between individual, group and organizational risk resp. resource factors have often stronger importance. Therefore, managerial work based on knowledge to handle interactions and combinations of risk and resource factors and conditions across different organizational levels are needed and crucial for sustainable development. However, managers also need organizational preconditions, competence and developed handling strategies for being able to meet the complex challenges in social and organizational working conditions and taking leadership of building capacity for more sustainable working conditions.

General course fee and cancellation information

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 travel tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent at the latest after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by October, 13th 2022: full refund
Cancellations received by October, 13th 2022 or later: 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

Lotta Dellve
Professor in Work Science
University of Gothenburg
email: lotta.dellve@socav.gu.se

Andrea Eriksson
Associate Professor
Division of Ergonomics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
email: andrea4@kth.se

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager and Communications Advisor
Linda Oksanen
email: linda.oksanen@niva.org

Course leaders

Lotta Dellve

Lotta Dellve

  • Professor in Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Andrea Eriksson

Andrea Eriksson

  • Associate Professor, Division of Ergonomics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Course lecturer

Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir 1

Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir

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