Crisis Competence for Leaders in Arctic Lapland Sweden
21-25 September 2020
What would you do if one of your employees’ children were diagnosed with terminal cancer? What is your responsibility as a leader? What role do you play when an employee is affected by a crisis?
Crises are an inevitable part of life. They can arise swiftly and unexpectedly, and in many forms. It might be a personal crisis – serious illness, divorce, financial problems or even death. The crisis could also be professional – the company might be going through a turbulent period, which increases the pressure on the employees as well as the leadership.
A leader’s role is not to be a therapist. However, a skilled leader is able to assist and guide an employee through a crisis. By taking part in the Crisis Competence for Leaders course, you will attain the knowledge and confidence for showing result-oriented leadership in an area many tend to refer to other professionals or avoid altogether.
Today, most leaders lack the competence to be able to guide their employees through crises, both of personal or professional nature. Instead, the employee is often referred to medical professionals, often resulting in medication and sick leave. This is a costly process and one of the largest expenses that companies have today — an expense that could be avoided if the leaders are able to guide their employees through the crisis themselves. Facing a life crisis is not an illness or a diagnosis — it is a normal part of life and should be treated as such.
The course takes place in the unique and beautiful arctic environments of the northernmost parts of Swedish Lapland.
The course, which is provided by Ulf Lidman Training and Arctic Guides, takes place in the unique and beautiful arctic environments of the northernmost parts of Swedish Lapland, and the focus is to learn by experience. One of Ulf Lidman Training’s leading trademarks and expertise is making evidence-based techniques accessible to leaders.
The participants stay in the little mountain village of Björkliden at Hotel Fjället, with its panorama windows offering an enchanting view of the arctic landscapes. The activities offered are led and supervised by some of Sweden’s most professional and experienced mountain guides. We will hike in mountains covered with autumn foliage, discover the vastness of the surrounding mountain range with helicopter, travers ice blue glacier, rappel down a beautiful canyon formed during the last ice age. We will also get in touch with traditional Sami culture as well as modern reindeer herding. If we get lucky we will be treated by the magical Northern Lights after sunset. Experiences in the stunning natural environment make the theoretical components of the course come to life, thus facilitating the implementation of Crisis Competence for Leaders.
The course aims at the interaction between practical experience and theoretical knowledge and incorporates elements of nature. Given that all crises are different, the course will be held in an environment that embraces the complex dynamics of crises. Thanks to the challenging and stimulating setting, as opposed to a tedious conference facility, the course enables the participants to gain a deeper understanding of the intricate cognitive processes that takes place before, during and after a crisis.
By attending Crisis Competence for Leaders, participants become more confident in their ability to effectively lead employees and the workplace beyond a crisis. We guarantee that by the end of the course, you will have gained the ability to deal with crises, through the interaction of vivid experiences in the arctic landscapes of northern Sweden and the theoretical knowledge of crisis leadership. Science has showed that productivity increases and the number of sick leaves decrease when leaders — instead of avoiding crises — become the beacon that expedites and facilitates the necessary processes for handling crises.
Anders is an Alpine Rescuer and an IFMGA certified Mountain Guide. He is one of the pioneers in Swedish mountain guiding and one of the founders of the Swedish Mountain Guide Organization.
With 35 year’s experience Anders is an acknowledged expert in his field. He has led numerous expeditions and rescue missions worldwide. Alpine safety and security are close to his heart.
Merja is an Alpine Rescuer and Avalanche Technician. Formerly based in her country of origin Finland she worked globally with security and safety issues.
Merja has solid training and experience in crisis management, communication and leadership training.
Ulf has over 35 year’s experience in crisis work. He has worked and trained people in numerous projects worldwide. A renowned speaker globally. Giving crisis competence and training leaders in Motivational Communication is close to his heart.