Leadership and Coaching

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TG296

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 12 February 2021
Responsible department
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Entry requirements

Projects and Leadership 15 credits

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, students should be able to

  • give an account of the difference between the roles of coach, mentor and supervisor,
  • give an account of how difficult conversations can be handled,
  • describe how coaching and supervision can be applied individually and in groups,
  • plan, carry out, present, evaluate and provide feedback in individual coaching,
  • identify and analyse opportunities for and impediments to conflict resolution by means of trusting cooperation, for example,
  • give an account of different coaching models and tools.


Coaching, mentorship and supervision and the differences between the concepts and how they can be applied as well as their connection to the leadership, leadership styles and role of the manager. Difficult conversation theory. Coaching models and tools. Responsibility and roles associated with supervision and coaching, individually and in groups (employer responsibility and individual responsibility). Coaching of an individual. Specialisation of trusting cooperation and conflict management.


Lectures, discussion groups and seminars.


Written and oral presentation of assignments and active participation in seminars.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may decide to make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding targeted pedagogical support from the university's disability coordinator.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in a degree together with 1TG262 Leadership and Coaching.