Global teamwork Skills, 5 ECTS

We would like to share with you feedback from earlier students:

“I want to thank you for setting up this course and providing us with really excellent course materials. I have to admit, that I was a bit skeptical about this course before I started it, because I had been working in a global team environment for so many years already. But man, was I wrong. I think from all the courses I had taken so far, this one has by far been the most rewarding through its concise design and well chosen - and very relevant - sources.”

“With no prior knowledge on team management, I was able to learn plenty from this course. Moreover, I enjoyed going through the slides and discovering new concepts and ideas. The intense research that went in to gathering the materials to complete the modules, opened my perspective to brand new information. I realized leading or being part of team is more than just showing up.”

 

Target group:
Bachelor’s students in Engineering, any discipline.

Prerequisites:
No prerequisites.

Course description:
This course will look good in your CV!
Every employer wants employees who can cooperate. The course is in the field of Organizational Behavior. Instead of the usual leadership or managerial perspective, we take the co-worker’s perspective with the aim to enhance the student’s skills as team-workers. The learning outcome will help students to understand organizational dynamics as a whole, thus it will also give basic knowledge applicable in leadership positions.

 

Learning goals:

The student will have basic knowledge in team dynamics and different team-roles.
In the course, the student is also expected to reflect over his/her contribution in creating a efficient team.
Furthermore, the student will know about cultural differences based on Hofstede´s dimensions and have elaborated the challenges in cooperation and communication between at least three different cultures in a workplace.
 

Course description:
This course will look good in your CV!
Every employer wants employees who can cooperate. The course is in the field of Organizational Behavior. Instead of the usual leadership or managerial perspective, we take the co-worker’s perspective with the aim to enhance the student’s skills as team-workers. The learning outcome will help students to understand organizational dynamics as a whole, thus it will also give basic knowledge applicable in leadership positions.

 

Time and Place:
September 6th to December 5th, 2021, Campus Online, registration before August 30th 2021.

Costs:
Campusonline students study for free.
Costs for Open UAS is 75€ (15€/cr.)
This sum will appear when you apply, but it is only for Open UAS students who do not study for free. 
Please contact oppnayh@novia.fi if you have questions regarding this.

 

Course content overview:

Module 1 
Self-awareness; understanding your own contribution
Mindset, skills (cognitive, technical and communicative) and attitudes, deadline 10.10.2021.

Module 2
Teambuilding, what and why?
Belbin team-roles, Tuckman’s stages in team dynamics, etc.  
Deadline 7.11.2021   

Module 3
Cross-cultural communication and understanding
Hofstede’s dimensions, deadline 5.12.2021

 

Mode of delivery:
Asynchronous online lectures, self-studies and occasional group tasks, case studies.
Moodle-platform to which students can log in with their HAKA-login. 

Course Literature:
To be recommended by the teacher on the Moodle-platform before the course starts.

 Assessment:
The course will be graded based on a portfolio of shorter assignments from each module and a course essay, 6 to 9 pages, at the end of the course.

Grade 1 – 2
The student does all the assignments in time and the learning-diary & essay show a basic understanding of the topics and at least some reflections on the own contribution to teamwork.

Grade 3 – 4
The student does all the assignments in time. The learning-diary & essay include meaningful descriptions of key aspects of global teamwork. Furthermore the student writes own reflections relevant to the topics. The student shows ability to connect the theories to work-life situations in her own field.

Grade 5
The student does all the assignments in time. The learning-diary & essay show a familiarity with the theories and topics introduced in the course. Furthermore the student can reflect in a mature way around the topics. The student shows ability to connect the theories to work-life situations in her own field and can also discuss pro's and con's with the perspectives in relation to a realistic work-situation.

 

Contact person:
Roger Nylund, roger.nylund@novia.fi

Course languages

English

Dates

06.09.2021 - 05.12.2021

Price

75,00 €