RAD3039 - Coaching and Relational Leadership


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The rapid changes and transitions in society bring complex and demanding tasks for people in all types of organizations. This requires creating good conditions for learning and innovation in organizations, for example; developing good relationships, promoting dialogue and a collaborative climate, with a focus on creating good results at the same time. The course supports students being able to meet these requirements by contributing to in-depth theoretical knowledge and capacity building focused on coaching and relational leadership. The course contributes to an understanding of how coaching and the process leader role can be used to facilitate a co-creative and learning organization. Central to the course is to be able to contribute and influence through coaching and relational leadership, using active learning processes and meta-reflection for increased perspective awareness and capacity building.

Learning outcome


The candidate...

  • has in-depth knowledge of various theoretical perspectives related to coaching and relational leadership
  • has in-depth knowledge of the process leader role for learning and development of co-creative and learning organizations
  • can assess and discuss what promotes and prevents learning, development and innovation in relationships and organizations


The candidate...

  • can analyze and apply relevant coaching skills to facilitate growth and development at the individual and organizational level.
  • has an advanced understanding of relational capacity and the process leader role and can thereby apply coaching and process leadership to contribute to learning, development, innovation and co-creation processes for individuals, groups and organizations.

General competence:

The candidate...

  • has advanced competence in coaching and leadership of processes that can contribute and are relevant to different situations and contexts.

Learning methods and activities

Dialogic teaching, experiential learning, exercises, and reflections.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % approved attendance in lectures
  • Submission of a reflection log from coaching sessions.
  • Approved presentation of videobased coaching sessions.

Compulsory assignments

  • Presentation of a videotaped coaching session
  • Obligatory attendance in the lectures (80%)
  • Submission of reflection notes from coaching sessions

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Submission of an essay with 4500 words +/- 10% (A4, line spacing 1,15, Verdana 10 pt.). The topic for the assignment is given by the course coordinator. The essay's topic will be given in the last lecture. Submitted in Inspera. The deadline will be announced on the topic page.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Counselling Science (MRÅDG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required:

Counselling Science (MRÅDG)

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED3039 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PED3035 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
  • Counselling
  • Social Sciences
  • Guidance Education
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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