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Psychology for Personal Leadership (5 cr)

Code: HB00CJ59-3001

General information


Enrollment

01.08.2024 - 24.08.2024

Timing

26.08.2024 - 18.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Unit

School of Business

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business

Teachers

  • Natalia Ceruti
  • Shabnamjit Hundal

Groups

  • HBI23S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI22S1
    Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI24S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business, vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies

Objective

Personal Leadership Development is important for leaders because it helps them to realize their full potential and become agents of positive change. By constantly working to improve themselves, leaders can foster meaningful relationships with those around them and help elevate the performance and well-being of those they lead.

Personal Leadership Development can help you build your strengths, improve your self-image and motivation, overcome past conditioning, make successful choices, alter attitudes, habits, and behaviors to experience self-motivation, develop a tangible action plan to achieve goals and success, learn real leadership skills, act with sound values and integrity, provide coaching and encouragement to others, improve daily productivity, overcome obstacles and hindrances to motivation, and prepare for leadership opportunities in the future.

The course “Psychology and Personal Leadership” aims to provide an understanding of psychological concepts applied to organizational settings. The course emphasizes the individual’s motivation, communication, leadership, and personal development.

The course will cover topics following several schools of thought in psychology such as: structuralism, functionalism, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, cognitivism, and positive psychology.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to understand yourself better, as well as to use diverse tools to understand others.

The program is carried out as a holistic experience. Therefore, it is likely to elicit the practice of core competences as: communication skills, deep listening, critical thinking, creative planning, and diversity integration. There is a special focus on 2 JAMK shared competences:

1. Learning to Learn
You develop critical and analytical mindset that helps you to study and review existing knowledge in the light of relevant learning resources and learning methods; incentivizes you to acquire new knowledge; and develops your intellectual capabilities to seek conclusions and draw inferences in various contexts.

2. Proactive Development
You develop solutions in the light of current as well as anticipated situations and challenges in business by applying knowledge, critical reasoning and analytical skills. You ensure that these solutions are feasible, relevant, creative, user-friendly, and sustainable as well as underline active cooperation among different actors.

Content

Psychology as a tool to understand yourself and others.
Contents constitute a Basic Framework for non-psychologists and include:
• How our brain works (Biopsychology)
• How our unconscious mind works (Psychoanalytic School)
• How external and internal enforcements shape our conduct (Behavioral School)
• How our needs and aspirations trigger our priorities (Humanistic School)
• How we process the information and learn (Cognitive School)
• How we enforce wellness (Positive School)
• How we change and transform through life (Personality, Collaboration & Metacognition)

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Sufficient 1
Learning to Learn and Proactive Development: You are able to demonstrate the basic theoretical and conceptual knowledge. Central concepts are vaguely defined. You are able demonstrate command of the key concepts of subject area. Your ability to identify and put into practice psychology-related actions is very limited.

Satisfactory 2
Learning to Learn and Proactive Development: You are able to give some evidence on your theoretical and conceptual knowledge. Central concepts are partly defined. Your display only superficial knowledge of the subject area. To some extent you are able to put into practice psychology-related actions but you are not able to clearly explain why.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good 3
Learning to Learn and Proactive Development: You know the theoretical and conceptual frameworks related to the Psychology and Personal Leadership. Central concepts are well defined. You display a fairly good command of the subject area. With some assistance, you are able to put into practice psychology-related actions you are able to explain your decisions.

Very good 4
Learning to Learn and Proactive Development: You demonstrate solid and right theoretical and conceptual knowledge. Central concepts are defined with accuracy. You display a good command of the subject area. You possess very good skills in putting into practice psychology-related actions and you are able to explain your decisions consistently but you are not able to propose alternative approaches, yet.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent 5
Learning to Learn and Proactive Development: You demonstrate your theoretical and conceptual knowledge in detail. Central concepts are defined with precision. You display a clear command of the subject area. You possess advanced skills in putting into practice psychology-related actions and you are able to explain your decisions consistently, as well as proposing alternative feasible, relevant, creative, user-friendly, and sustainable approaches.

Further information

Lecturer: MSc. Natalia Ceruti