Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland


when 29 July 2024 - 9 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 590

Do you struggle with the nagging feeling of frustration or being stuck? There could be many reasons: you are enslaved by your calendar, and you never stop running, or you know that you need a change in your life, but you don’t know where to start or how to find the courage to make it happen. Meanwhile, it feels like your life is passing you by. Do you want to have a manual with practical tools to help you understand the reasons behind your frustration and how to step out of it? This course will give you such a toolkit.

Every person and their story is unique, and what works for one person might not work for another. The course offers a library of tools instead of one general concept. During the course, every student will find something that fits their particular circumstances and needs perfectly.

The undergraduate summer course Self-Leadership is highly practical. Students get to discuss the topics and get assignments connected to them. The core of the course is to equip every student with a practical toolkit of self-development exercises that they will be able to execute on their own long after the course.

The course covers life challenges and how to hack them; assessing your state; mindset flexibility and why we need it; goal setting, time management, self-compassion, resilience, maintaining motivation, empathic leadership and the art of small steps for habit formation.

Course leader

Self-Leadership is a hands-on self-leadership and well-being summer course that creates a framework for personal growth by providing a toolkit for structuring time, working on your wellbeing, and how to work smarter, not harder.

Target group

undergraduate students and recent high school graduates

Course aim

- You will understand and gain a study/work-life balance without sacrificing progress towards your strategic goals. You will learn how to live, not to run a marathon.

- You will learn about yourself and your motivating factors

- You will define your strategic life goals, plan the journey towards them, and plan how to manage your time best to progress on this journey

- You will learn how to create new healthy habits, do the twists in your life to tackle anxiety and procrastination, learn how to keep motivation

Fee info

EUR 590: tuition fee


Unfortunately, Aalto University Summer School does not offer scholarships for participants.

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