Iceland, Bifrost

Sustainable Future: Creative Leadership in the 21st Century

when 8 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 3000

Leaders of the future will be faced with challenging tasks in an increasingly complex
and interconnected world. The course will explore emerging ideas about leadership
and provide practical training in leadership. The Nordic Leadership Model and
Servant Leadership will be in special focus. Sustainability and social responsibility
will be discussed and the role of entrepreneurship and innovation will be examined.
The course will include both academic lectures and discussion periods and more
practical approaches that will include assignments, group work and field trips.

- Leading Changes - Servant leadership - Nordic Leadership Model - Practical training in leadership
- Sustainability and Global Challenges - Human rights and CSR - Social Justice - Business Ethics
- Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation – Leadership in NGO´s - Innovation in Iceland - Social Entrepreneurship

Course leader

The Vice-Rector of Bifröst University, Dr. Anna Elísabet Ólafsdóttir is the course leader.
The International Coordinator, Mr. Karl Eiríksson is the project manager.

Target group

Open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of an undergraduate program. Open to graduate students as well.
Early birds and students from partner universities get discount on the prices. More information on website

Course aim

Students can explain basic concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and
are capable of assessing the importance of sustainability and social
responsibility in future development.
 Students can describe and explain key approaches in leadership and link
them to topics associated with social responsibility and
 Students can demonstrate knowledge on leadership and participate in
discussion of the most relevant concepts and ideas related to leadership,
social responsibility and entrepreneurship.
 Students have skills to apply different leadership approaches in practical
 Students can participate actively in creativity sessions, formulate their ideas,
and communicate them with others

Credits info

3 US Credits

Fee info

EUR 3000: Seminars, accommodation, full board and trips.

The trips include: Volcaneos, Caves, Waterfalls, Natural Springs, Birdwatching, Hiking, Midnight Sun, Fishing Trip, Horseback Riding and a trip to the scenes of the movie "The secret life of Walter Mitty".