The Farm Manager's Practical Leadership, 5 ECTS

The course, The Farm Manager's Practical Leadership, 5 ECTS  is the first course of a study unit of 3 separate courses. 
The following courses are:
The Farm Manager's Intercultural Communication, 5 ECTS (12th of January 2022–8th of March 2022)
The Farm Manager's Guide to Risk and Safety, 5 ECTS (2nd of March 2022 – 4th of May 2022)

You apply to each course separately, and the courses are independent of each other.


The Farm Manager's Practical Leadership, 5 ECTS

Target group:
Everyone who wants to become better at practical leadership, especially people who work or plan to work as Farm Managers.

Finnish and Swedish can be used in the assignments and in part of the discussions and in counselling.

No prior knowledge required

Competences and content of the course
The student will achieve the following competencies during the course:

  • knows how to work in teams and is able to provide a feeling of trust
  • applies timely communication
  • uses effective feedback
  • has the ability to teach and to mentor
  • is aware of the importance of empowerment of co-workers
  • knows how to develop processes to engage co-workers
  • is able to follow Finnish labour legislation.


  • Groups
  • Teams
  • Team building
  • Commitment to common goals
  • Communication and feedback
  • Networking, meeting and problem solving
  • Finnish labour legislation.


Mode of delivery:
Online studies with at least two common sessions of lectures with all students in the study group.
Project work in small teams and team meetings.

Lectures, field studies, individual assignments, projects, literature studies, online meetings with group discussions, and written discussions in the learning platform Moodle
Study teams to support each other’s learning, assignments, projects, and development as Farm Manager.
Workload 27 h / credit, totally 135 h.

Students need access to a computer or pad with internet connection, headphones, a microphone, and a webcam.


Assignments and evaluation:
Home exams during the course and individual development work or development work in teams, deadline by the end of the course.

75€, Read more about costs for Open UAS students:


Contactperson and teacher:
Lecturer Lars Fridefors, + 358 44 762 3730

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03.11.2021 - 15.12.2021


75,00 €