Leadership in the maritime world
– Hands-on leadership on academy level
Employed in the maritime sector and looking for leadership training?
The strength of your leadership has never been more important than it is today in determining the success of your organisation. Leadership in the Maritime World is a training module on academy level focusing on your daily challenges and opportunities as leader or leader-to-be in the shore based organisation.
For experienced seafarers looking to go ashore or office staff looking to boost leadership skills
Perhaps you have experience with leadership on board and would like to go ashore, or perhaps your training comes from office side and you would like to upgrade your qualifications as a leader. In any case, your leadership profile will be mapped highlighting strengths and opportunities. With this offset we will dive into developing your knowledge, tools and methods for your general leadership as well as special leadership skills required in the maritime world; e.g. safety leadership, cultural understanding and multinational leadership.
Tailored for the maritime industry
This course is aimed at maritime organisations wanting to develop current and future leaders. What sets this course apart from other leadership courses is the fusion of general leadership training and a unique insight in marine industry workflows. This makes it easier to apply the learned methods into the day-to-day work.
Outcome: Overview of leadership theories methods and ways to apply in own day-to-day work
- Participants will develop increased leadership competencies. They will build a theoretical scaffolding and practical ability to view their leadership role in different perspectives and hereby choose appropriate tools and measures from the extensive leadership toolbox
- As a shipping company, the main benefit from this course is strongly equipped leaders with toolkits designed especially for the maritime industry.
Participants are accredited 10 ECTS on completion of the course and exam. The course can stand on its own or be an optional module in an Academy Profession (AP) Degree in Leadership & Management.
Structure: Seminars and assignments
This course runs over four modules each of two days and the course extend over eight weeks. Participants are divided into study groups for mutual support, and between the seminars there will be individual- and group assignments.
Each seminar shines a light on a different angle of leadership in the maritime industry:
1) Leadership today
What crucial elements in leadership today form a business-, personal- and career-oriented perspective? Prior to the first module, the participants must take a test (included) mapping out their leadership profiles and the profile will be referred to throughout the rest of the course, comparing the personal profile with the challenge in a given subject. During this module, participants receive feedback on their profiles. This module also contains general leadership as well as safety leadership theories and methods and ways to apply these into participants’ own day-to-day practice.
2) Multicultural leadership and understanding
Understanding of how working with a mix of different cultural backgrounds as colleagues or clients affects your leadership role and responsibilities. The leadership theories are paired with cultural concepts and this module provides a thorough insight into the parameters to master in order to understand cultural mechanisms and lead people with different cultural backgrounds.
3) Team leadership
Understanding of team dynamics and how to successfully motivate and lead empowered and accountable teams to high performance is essential both on board and in the shore organisation. Proven methods provides the participants with a broad understanding of team leadership advantages and pitfalls. Safety often plays a central part in team leadership and the module investigates how to build resilient teams that are prepared to shift gear or make changes to the plans, and even team composition happens at short notice.
The matter of motivation has undergone a huge development in recent years, and motivating employees is a challenge all leaders face. In this module each participant’s daily context is considered when addressing motivational methods; whether on shore or at sea it is crucial for leaders to be able to motivate and put the most effective motivational methods in play. This goes for motivation in general and specifically for motivating people in their safety behaviour.
Finally, motivation is key in maintaining a good and loyal work force and thereby retaining developed skills and knowledge in the company.
Leadership communication and how to make sure messages are delivered and understood the way they are intended is another central area to master as a leader. This module is based on positive psychology and coaching methods and explores when and how to coach be persuasive, and deliver messages in a straight forward and yet respectful manner. Good leadership communication supports your leadership status and grants acknowledgement as a leader.
6) Management tools
An important part of being a good leader is the capability to analyse KPIs, measure and improve the performance in your organisation and ensure that meetings contribute positively to management. In this module we work with effective measurement and management tools as well as being an efficient leader during meetings.
Admission and practical details
To be admitted to this course module, the applicants should have at least two years of work experience and meet one of the following requirements:
- Relevant vocational education and training (EVT)
- Relevant basic adult education (GVU)
- Highschool diploma or equivalent
- Other relevant educational training at a level corresponding to 1 – 3
For dates and venue, please have a look at www.green-jakobsen.com/courses where course dates are publish as soon as they are scheduled.
Contact us for more information: Janne Haugland – firstname.lastname@example.org
The course modules take place in Copenhagen and if you wish to be accredited with the 10 ECTS you must pass the exam after finishing the modules. Should you require assistance in hotel booking, our course administration (at Green-Jakobsen A/S on +45 7020 0881) is happy to assist as a number of hotel rooms will be available at the course venue.
Synopsis and oral
DKK 15,000 (+ 4,500 in case of an exam)
Instructors are highly experienced within leadership and maritime leadership training.
Helle Mikkelsen, Maritime Consultant
Helle has been in the shipping industry for more than 30 years. She is a highly valued Green-Jakobsen consultant facilitating training in Europe and South America in relation to safety leadership and performance. Her background is as an experienced captain, mainly from cargo ships, including project cargo, container and HSC vessels. Helle has also worked as a consultant on education, certification in STCW related matters and as a ship surveyor at the Danish Maritime Authority. Early in her career she acknowledged the importance of good leadership and interpersonal skills in order to lead others and develop their potential. Besides being a captain Helle is also a certified Life and Businesses Mentor. (email@example.com)
Bo Echwald, Consultant, Instructor
Bo has a Master in Organisational Psycology, HA, HD. He has a long work life experience ranging from Shipping trainee in EAC to Sales Manager and Marketing Director, and for more than 30 year he has directed huge leadership education programmes including leadership and management training in very different organisations. Bo has vast experience in personal coaching of leaders on different levels and he has a strong ability to motivate and bring theory into action. He is an accomplished sailor competing on international level.
Prior to his consultant career, he has been the Marketing Director of NIKE, Denmark, a Sales Manager in a major naval company, and worked with marketing and research in ScanDutch.
Bjarke Jakobsen, Partner and Senior Consultant
Bjarke is one of the founders of Green-Jakobsen and has consequently been a partner in the company since 2001. Bjarke has a background as Master Mariner and has also worked ashore as Operator, Nautical Superintendent, and Crewing Manager. Bjarke is a facilitator/instructor, a trained mediator and a NLP Master Practitioner. He is authorized by the Danish Maritime Authority as Safety & Health Instructor. His core competencies cover Leadership learning and development, Marine HR and safety strategy development, Marine HR learning and development processes and competence management. (firstname.lastname@example.org)