Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership

Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership

9th – 11th of October 2018
Näringslivets Hus, Stockholm, Sweden


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

About this course

The course focuses on the 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 work places. The course also apply a practice and handling perspective of managerial work to support application in practice.

Advanced/PhD course at Gothenburg University, Sweden
The course can be complemented to certify for 7,5 credits at research or advanced level, certified at Gothenburg University. This includes independent work during a 4 month period and an exam during a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.

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 on Tuesday.

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.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

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

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

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

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

General course fee 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 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.

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 developments in general. This is also acknowledged by authorities, e.g. the Swedish Work Environment Authority (2015:16).

Key-factors and conditions for workers’ health, well-being 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.

Course leader

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 lecturers

Arne Orvik

Arne Orvik

Marit Christensen

  • PhD, Associate professor, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
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Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir

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