IØ1003 - Managing Voluntary Organizations


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The course will deal with organisational theory, leadership theory and teambuilding with a focus on skills and knowledge that are necessary to fulfil a role as a leader of voluntary work. Organisational theory is used to discuss communication and governance with respect to the particular situation in voluntary organizations. Leadership theory is used to discuss the different roles of a manager/leader and to look at thet tasks of a manager/leader in voluntary organizations. Teambuilding is necessary to help the manager/leader to build and develop a leadership team under the circumstances common in a voluntary organization.

Learning outcome

The course is open for all students.

- To understand how voluntary organizations work and why they are different from business organizations, in particular with respect to recruitment, membership and participation in the organizations management and strategy work
- To gain deep insight into leadership and the leadership roles that are relevant to voluntary organizations
- To understand the basis for being able to build effective teams in organizations where the members are not contractually obliged to participate

- To be able to analyze an organization and look for areas of improvement
- To be able to understand and develop your own leadership role in an organization
- To be able to recruit and develop persons to your own management team

General competences:
- To develop your ability to analyze what happens in an organization through casework
- To learn how to write an academic report

Learning methods and activities

The course uses dialogue based lectures and exercises where we can discuss cases and how these can be solved.

Further on evaluation

The course evaluation method is 100% based on assignments. One assignment is a group work and counts for 50%, the other is individual and count for 50%.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Announced at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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