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Co-creative Organizational LeadershipLaajuus (5 cr)

Code: HB00CJ55


5 op

Teaching language

  • English

Responsible person

  • Marcella Zoccoli


Learning to learn in a complex world.

You develop a critical and analytical mindset that helps you to study and review existing knowledge in the light of relevant learning resources and learning methods; incentives you to acquire new knowledge through experience; and develops your intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capabilities to seek solutions, conclusions and draw inferences in various experiences and contexts. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore, experience, and expand a constellation of competencies. To develop a proactive attitude to work in multicultural and international environments and networks in order to develop knowledge and communication skills as well as develop empathy and appreciation for other cultures. To demonstrate ethical and responsible conduct. To promote and reflect upon personal and professional learning in order to enhance your career development and to develop an understanding, vision, and appreciation for sustainable leadership projects.


You will learn & frame the study of the co-creative organizational leadership discipline from three perspectives:

- the individual
- the team
- the organization

Course competences: Learning to learn (in a complex world)

During the course the students have an opportunity to experience meditation and/or contemplative/creative practices as vehicles of their creativity in the realization of their projects based on their talent and/or vocation.
They experience the EspressoSkillsLAB© training activities designed by the teacher-trainer.

Upon the completion of the course you learn how to use the elements of the creative work to develop a creative working process & conducive climate in organizational environments.
You learn to become aware of the importance of the interaction between intrinsic motivation and social responsiveness in a co-creative organizational culture.
You become familiar and learn to apply SESS Skills (sensorial, emotional, and spiritual skills) in co-creative leadership to process complexity and uncertain contingencies.
You learn how to set up your own co-creative organizational leadership model.



Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

- Sufficient (1) - You only have a sufficient understanding and dedication to learning the subject and relevant theories and methods and fails to show a convincing ability to apply the knowledge to real-life situation - both on individual and collective level - nor to communicate the concepts effectively.

- Satisfactory (2)- You learn a restricted part of concepts and theories related to the subject and have deficiencies in showing the ability to apply them in assignments - both on individual and collective levels. Communication skills need improvement and the process needs more practice.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3) You show good knowledge learning that covers major parts of concepts and theories related to the subject. Your ability to apply the knowledge to assignments shows a need for improvement, as well as there is room for improvement in oral and written communication - - both on individual and collective levels.

Very Good (4) - You learned to apply good knowledge of the subject fundamentals and concepts and can communicate these effectively - both on individual and collective levels.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5) - You show exceptional learning and understanding of theoretical knowledge & applied experience of fundamentals of the subject. You demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge to assignments and presentations - both on individual and collective levels - with excellent written and oral communication skills.


Educational dedicated material + Teacher's publications

Northouse, P.G. 2018. Leadership. Theory and Practice. 8th Edition. International Student Edition. Sage Publication.

Goleman, D. 2006. Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam Books.

Kabat-Zinn, J. 2012. Mindfulness for beginners: Reclaiming the present moment and your life.

Sadhguru, J.V. 2016. Inner Enginnering. A Yogi's guide to joy. Spiegel & Grau. New York

Scharmer, O., & Kaufer, K. 2013. Leading from an emerging future: from eco-system to ecosystem economies. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.

Shankman, M.L., & Allen, S.J. 2015. Emotionally Intelligent. A guide for college students. (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Stevenson, L., & Haberman, D. L. 1998). Ten theories of human nature (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.

Open Source:

- Zoccoli, M. 2017. Mindful Leadership at Fratelli Branca Distillerie srl. Master’s Degree Programme in International Business Administration. Jyväskylä: JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

- Zoccoli, M. 2018. Flying on the Eagle: Millennials' educational journey into the Mindful Leadership. JAMK Publications

- Zoccoli, M. 2019. Creating Leadership: Leadership eMagazine:

- Zoccoli, M. 2019. Connectivism, the pedagogical social fabric and the pipe as a knowledge and skills conductor in the professional identity formation of the student in higher education in the 21st century.

- Zoccoli, M. 2020. The Apple & The Candle. Human students transformative leadership experience. Jamk Publications

Teacher's presentations
Videos etc...

Further information

Welcome to make your choice between the course Basic Leadership Skills and Co-creative Organizational Leadership.
You can choose to be enrolled in only ONE course in the same semester.