Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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 organizational context. The course also demonstrates through the exercises what are the so-called meta skills required in contemporary leadership and change agency.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 20.04.2022 - 25.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jari Ylitalo, Risto Sarvas

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consits of five lectures and related pair work. 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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course id graded as pass or failed. Passing the course requires participation in lectures and doing the pair exercises.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

    To get the course credits one has to register in Sisu. Participation in lectures only requires no registration. The course takes Open University and other students, especially participants who have already graduated and experienced professionals are welcome.