Self-Leadership is a three-day module in the Global Leader program and can also be taken as a stand-alone program.
The unique Self-Leadership program is accessible to all who are interested in a three-day private 'mental spa'. The aim is to build long-term perspectives, success, and happiness in life and grow as a human being.
The program draws from cutting edge research on optimal human functioning and happiness, but it is decidedly non-instructional, aiming primarily at facilitating personally relevant openings in the thinking of the participants by the participants themselves as individuals.
Participants are offered a unique, intimate, and safe environment to deep dive into their own thoughts and take further steps on a journey of self-leadership through storytelling.
The Self-leadership program is designed for anyone who aspires to grow as a human being, perhaps even as a leader.
As the module utilizes a very specific method, it is best suited to those who understand that the focus will be on personal, internal dialogue and reflections, supported by storytelling.
Contents and Schedule
Pre-module period of 2–3 weeks
Intensive contact learning session with instructor and peers
The Self-Leadership program provides a respectful and dynamic platform to reflect on the bigger picture of your life, values, and innermost personal aspirations. Consciously setting aside the task-related performance mode in favor of deliberation and reflection, the module seeks to build long-term perspectives, success, and happiness in life.
Respecting the specifics of each manager's life, challenges, and possibilities, the module builds on the personal strengths of each participant. The manager will grow as a leader by growing as a human being. Self-leadership is approached as a highly personal matter with potential for tremendous leverage.
The program will not be based on interaction between the instructor and the participants. The focus will be on personal, internal dialogue and reflections – supported lectures based on storytelling and short discussions with other participants.
The program contains a written pre-assignment and a take-home assignment. The program is worth 4.5 ECTS credits.
Instructor: Esa Saarinen, Professor, Aalto University
Program Fee and Registration
The fee for the Self-Leadership program is € 4,150 (+ VAT).
Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.
Register for the Self-Leadership program at the latest four weeks before the module starts.
Other Global Leader Modules
You can choose to register for individual stand-alone Global Leader modules or take the the full Global Leader program including all four core modules and two elective modules of your choice.