RAD6505 - Leadership Development and Organizational Transformation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100

Course content

Note: This course is in English (and therefore the text below is also only in English).

Today's leaders are expected to exercise leadership in dynamically changing environments. How can one work to develop leadership skills and have a larger repertoire of actions so that one is better able to meet this type of requirement?

This course is designed to enable optimal development of these leadership skills. To achieve this, students are required to participate in structured online learning activities (readings, video lectures, reflections, and group discussion forums) on a regular basis also between the online course gatherings. This ensures adequate preparation for the online course gatherings, where the focus is on small group work building on the online learning activities and individual 360 feedback students will receive.


  • Leadership dimensions.
  • Leadership development for oneself and others.
  • Methods for revealing reactive triggers related to limiting beliefs that affect leadership effectiveness.
  • Communication skills for organizational change.

Learning outcome


The student will have;

  • research-based knowledge of new concepts for leadership and creating change in organizations
  • advanced knowledge of how effective leadership can be put into practice


The student will be able to;

  • based on advanced knowledge, realize effective leadership
  • assess and develop strategies for personal leadership development
  • use advanced methods to detect reactive triggers
  • facilitate relational change processes in organizations

General competence:

The student

  • understands advanced knowledge of leadership development and can implement learning from the course in one's own work situation

Learning methods and activities

The course is run online, through a combination of three half day zoom sessions, a full day zoom session, 90 minutes of individual learning mentoring and the completion of a set of individual micro-learning modules that cover all of the lectures related to the curriculum as well as additional activities.

Meeting 1: Half day, on zoom. This session will orient students to the course learning goals and activities, including; building our learning community, the use of a micro-learning platform, and preparing for a 360 leadership assessment.

Between meetings 1 and 2: Individual self-paced work through online micro-learning activities, including; video lectures, curriculum readings, answering reflective questions, online course learning community discussions and completing the 360 leadership assessment.

Meeting 2: Half day, on zoom. This session will involve students receiving their leadership assessment reports, discussing the results and preparing for individual learning mentoring to debrief this.

Between meetings 2 & 3: Individual debriefing of the 360 leadership assessment. Further online work to support reflection and understanding of the leadership assessment.

Meeting 3: Half day, on zoom. Group reflections on the leadership assessment and online exercises to create deeper awareness of one’s own triggers and ongoing developmental work. Participants must also plan a task they are to perform at their own workplace in the period leading up to the last meeting and prepare a video creatively representing their experience to share in the last class.

Between meetings 3 & 4: Prepare for between class practical application of learning in the workplace. Individual self-paced work through online micro-learning activities, including; video lectures, curriculum readings, answering reflective questions and online course learning community discussions.

Meeting 4: Full day on zoom. Sharing of videos and discussion about experiences from working with the tasks at your own workplace. Group discussions and reflections to integrate the course experience.

Mandatory activities:

Completion of tasks:

  • 360 leadership assessment
  • Individual micro-learning activities
  • Workplace application of learning
  • Video representing learning in the workplace
  • Attendance at zoom meetings (minimum 80%)

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise
  • Attendance at sessions

Further on evaluation

Same form of assessment for postponed exams.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continouing courses in Management (MORGEMNER)
Management (MORG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements / prior knowledge requirements / admission restriction: Cf. admission requirements for courses in the master's program in organization and management. The course is restricted in access, and ranking rules apply according to the general part of the study plan.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Education
  • Counselling
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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