Health Promoting and Sustainable Leadership
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.
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.
- HR managers
- Occupational health practitioners
- PhD and university students
The 3-day course
Lectures in all listed topics followed by multidisciplinary discussions in plenum and small mixed groups.
A list of literature to read (800 words), an independent work/text of how their own research questions relate to the course literature (5-10 pages), examination of papers (presentation and critical and constructive discussion) during a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.
Health promotion and health promoting leadership
- Leadership and employee wellbeing
- Concepts and theory
- Examples of applications in the Nordic countries
System approaches of health promoting and sustainable leadership
- Leadership approaches
- Leaders’ own sustainability
- Promoting good working conditions for employees and managers
Supporting health promoting and sustainable leadership
- Leadership intervention: models, pedagogic aspects and results
Building organization health and capacity for health promoting conditions
- Strengthen social capital, teamwork and workgroup learning
- Sustainable organizational developments
August 6th 2018Register
The price of the course consists of two parts:
1) The course fee of EUR 400 and
2) One of the following:
- The day package I fee of EUR 640
- The day package II fee of EUR 450
Day package I
The day package I price is 640 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, the social program on Wednesday (a guided tour and scallop dinner at the Museum of Photography) and dinner on Tuesday.
The total price of the course is EUR 1 040 (course fee EUR 400 + day package fee EUR 640).
Day package II
The day package II price is 450 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.
The total price of the course is EUR 850 (course fee EUR 400 + day package fee EUR 450).
Kindly note that the day package II does not include the social program nor the dinners.
NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 8th –11th of October 2018 at Mornington Stockholm City, Sweden. To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly (email@example.com). Remember to mention the booking code 181008 NIVA when booking the room (available until 29.8.2018).
The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1550 (approx. EUR 158)/night (including breakfast and access to the hotel health club) and for a superior queen room SEK 1750 (approx EUR 178) /night (including breakfast and access to the hotel health club).
The block reservation will be available until 29th of August 2018.
Cancellations received by August, 6th 2018: full refund
Cancellations received after August, 6th 2018: no refund
The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.
The price is subject to minor changes.
Professor in Work Science
Dpt Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
In practical matters, please contact:
mobile: +358 40 5463 277
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,…
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.