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LI17SP Degree Programme in International Business

Course Description

Code4 LIX9000
NameCreative Leadership
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student obtains an understanding of the critical role of an organisational culture both from the customer perspective (providing a basis for company image) and from an inner organisational perspective (providing shared guidelines for work). Furthermore, the student increases his/her knowledge of different types of people and working styles in order to be able to make the best use of team dynamics in building an innovative and creative team. The student also learns to use external factors such as design of a room or nature as an element to enhance good team function and/or creativity. The student learns to understand leadership in a sustainable way.
Content- Fundamental understanding of leadership & management.
- Gaining an understanding of different organisational structures and leadership
- Ability to create organisational cultural analysis
- Understanding the fundamentals of team psychology and development
- Understanding of teams and how to build up good teams
- Understanding individuals' roles in a team and diversity in a team/group/organisation setting
- Developing of personal communication and presentation skills
- Learning to use different interview & observation techniques
RequirementsAssignments & project work.
MethodsThis course is based on practice-based education. Students gain hands-on experience of working in a training project.
Online lectures.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialMumford, M. (Ed.) 2012 Handbook of organizational creativity. Academic Press.
Kelley, T. and Kelley, D. 2013. Creative confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all. Crown Business.
Other Considerations
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Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.