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8.10.2019 at 09:00 - 22.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 5.11.2019
09:15 - 16:30
Tue 19.11.2019
13:15 - 16:30
Tue 26.11.2019
13:15 - 16:30
Tue 3.12.2019
13:15 - 16:30


The course is organised in collaboration with DONASCI doctoral school. Hence half of the seats are reserved for students from DONASCI.

The objective of the training is to give the participant tools to understand characteristics of a creative person, creative process, emotions attached to creative work, special characteristics of a creative organization with multiple creative individuals, and finally, the dynamics of supporting creative expert work by leadership.

During doctoral studies.

Organized every second year (next time 2018-2019).

Day 1: Tue 5.11.2019 at 9.15-16.30


  • Characteristics of Creative Work
  • Creative Working Process
  • Creative Individual
  • Emotions in Creative Work

10.45-11 Break


  • Characteristics of a Team with Multiple Creative Individuals
  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Supporting Creative Work by Interaction

12.30-13.15 Lunch break


  • Leadership Philosophies
  • Coaching Leadership

14.45-15 Break


  • Creativity-Encouraging Team Culture and Atmosphere
  • Dynamics of Supporting Creativity by Leadership

Day 2: Tue 19.11.2019 at 13.15-16.30

  • Seminar on the team projects

Day 3: Tue 26.11.2019 at 13.15-16.30

  • Seminar on the team projects.

Day 4: Tue 3.12.2019 at 13.15-16.30

  • Seminar on the team projects.

Team projects

After the day 1 there will be team projects by participants in small teams. The focus of the team projects is on finding practical solutions to challenging work and leadership situations of creative individuals and teams. The aim of the team projects is to practise the facilitation of expert work as leadership-agents and to deepen the understanding of the work of creative experts and teams and of leadership dynamics. The presentations of the team projects take place in the seminars on the days 2, 3 and 4.

The course is a practical hands-on workshop and includes introductions, exercises, workshops, discussions, a team project and seminars. As team projects, the teams will find practical solutions to challenging work and leadership situations.

To pass the course: team project and 80 % presence.


Course teacher: Virpi Haavisto is a professional coach, leadership advancer and a specialist in facilitating creative expert work and leadership. She’s a certified coach by International Coaching Federation ICF and has graduated as M.Sc. from Helsinki University of Technology. She’s been a Visiting PhD Scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University (Management & Organizational Behavior) and a Visiting Researcher at Salford University, Great Britain. Her research interests are emotions in creative work and team leadership.

Anni Tonteri, senior advisor of YEB