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Facilitating change

Individual course

After the course the student understands how to facilitate organisational change towards a more agile and lean organisation culture. The participant learns how to use simple diagrams as tools and boundary objects in facilitating conversations and clarifying objectives.

The course consists of lectures and pair homework in which the pairs facilitate each other’s strategic objectives and goals, as well as understanding the broader organisational context. The course also demonstrates through the exercises what are the so-called meta skills required in contemporary leadership and change agency.

The themes in the course cover topics such as facilitating a shared vision, organisational transformation, lean + agile + design thinking, the role of tools and sprints in facilitation, and the concept of meta-skills and new kind of leadership.

Completion methods

The course consist of lectures (held in Zoom) and weekly exercises. Registration requires participation in the pair exercises. To pass the course, you need to take part in all lectures and exercises.

Lectures 5 x 2 h = 10 h. Pair exercises 5 x 4 h = 20 h. Readings 20 h. Independent study 30 h. Total 80 h.

Recommended (not compulsory) prerequisites include courses TU-C9281 Viestintä ja organisaatiot, TU-C3021 Managing knowledge and knowledge-intensive organizations, TU-C1011 Ryhmätoiminta ja organisointi, SCI-C1001 SCI Project.

More information in  the Aalto University study guide and on

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Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Kirsi Viitaharju

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Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Experience and knowledge of project work, leadership, design tools and processes, and organisations.
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Professionals interested in improving their leadership & facilitating skills or are looking for new tools for facilitating change in an organisation.
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