Redefining the Rules of Power and the Role of the Leader

Redefining the Rules of Power and the Role of the Leader - Leadership and Gender Equality in the 21st century.  The aim of this course is to raise general awareness to the gender gap and bias women face when climbing the corporate ladder and provide participants with effective tools to deal with and change a gender-biased organisational culture; how to eliminate the glass ceiling, prevent women from getting lost / exhausted in the corporate labyrinth and stop them from disappearing through the leaky, gendered pipelines. Work-life balance will also be put in the forefront (how to create a family-friendly company culture) and the importance of formal and informal networking.

The course will include both academic lectures, discussion periods and more practical approaches that will include assignments, group work and field trips.


  • Enhance your Influence: a guide to public speaking
  • Understanding and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • Corporate Culture and Networking
  • The Corporate Reality of Gender Equality
  • Creative Thinking
  • Innovationn and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Digital Communication
  • Business Planning
  • Leadership Theories and the Leadership Journey
  • Female Leadership
  • Leadership Development and Leading Teams
  • The Nordic Leadership Model
  • Servant Leadership


Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and must have an educational background equivalent to one year at a university before the beginning of the program.


Seminars, accommodation, trips and full board: 3.500 €

The trips include: Volcanoes, caves, waterfalls, natural springs, birdwatching, hiking, midnight sun, a boat trip, Golden Circle trip and trips to the scenes of famous movies.


Students from Bifröst partner universities get 25% discount. Early bird discount of 10% is available if applied before February 1, 2019. Groups of 5 students or more get 10% discount. The maximum discount a single student can get is 25%.

The application deadline is June 1, 2019. (We consider late applications.)

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master,PhD,Other
Language of instruction
InstitutionBifröst University
Begin date29.06.2019
End date30.07.2019
Registration deadline01.06.2019
ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesBusiness and administration (broad programmes)
Teaching placeBifröst, Iceland
Tagsbusinesssummer school
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