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Redefining the Rules of Power and the Role of the Leader

Bifröst University
3 weeks
Summer / Short course

Program description

Redefining the Rules of Power and the Role of the Leader

It is a well-known fact that women are underrepresented in top tier role e.g. in business, politics and academia, fields that thereby forego a vast resource of leadership potential. Lack of diversity in terms of gender, race, religion and other aspects is therefore an ocean of lost opportunities and a general loss in terms of economic growth and general societal welfare. The core of this course revolves around leadership and leadership theories in the context of gender.

In the international political debate, Iceland is considered an excellent example of success in terms of gender equality, often considered as the ‘equality’s paradise’ and will be particularly discussed in comparison with other countries and parts of the world. Research have demonstrated that companies and institutions who are inclusive in terms of leadership and governance are outperforming others that do not demonstrate the same diversity. Furthermore, there is a correlation between gender equality and the level of societal welfare.

The aim of this course is to raise general awareness to the gender gap and bias women face when climbing the corporate ladder and provide participants with effective tools to  deal with and change a gender-biased organisational culture; how to eliminate the glass ceiling, prevent women from getting lost / exhausted in the corporate labyrinth and stop them from disappearing through the leaky, gendered pipelines. Work-life balance will also be put in the forefront (how to create a family-friendly company culture) and the importance of formal and informal networking.

Also have a look at our 2 week Redefining the Rules of Power summer program.

Admission requirements

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have an educational background equivalent to one year at a university before the beginning of the program.

In case of cancellation/no-show, the university refunds 90% of the paid amount, due to administration and currency risk.

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Program content

  • Enhance your Influence: a guide to public speaking
  • Understanding and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • Corporate Culture and Networking
  • The Corporate Reality of Gender Equality
  • Creative Thinking
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Digital Communication
  • Business Planning
  • Leadership Theories and the Leadership Journe
  • Female Leadership
  • Leadership Development and Leading Teams
  • The Nordic Leadership Model
  • Servant Leadership

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About this institute

Bifröst University

Bifröst University

Bifröst University is a business school that was founded in 1918 and has been a campus university since 1954 when it moved to the nature paradise Bifröst in West-Iceland, 100 km from the capital. The institute has three faculties; Business, Business...

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