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Leadership Essentials Course

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This course sets a dynamic foundation for your leadership in times of change and complexity. Learn how to work better together with your team by being more effective in reaching your goals. You’ll get the modern tool belt for culture, collaboration, and leading teams.


This course is for anyone who leads projects, meetings, activities or teams in a work context. It is for formal and informal leaders alike, with a focus on the traits of leadership that are not constrained to formal managers. 

  • check Evolve your leadership skills.
  • check Enhance psychological safety in your team.
  • check Design and lead effective meetings and workshops.
Team Culture
Psychological safety

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About the course


What you will learn

The Core of Leadership expand_more expand_less

Leadership starts with you. We begin with trust and psychological safety in order to transform the contexts of which we’re apart.

Leadership Worth Following expand_more expand_less

Your ability to influence the complexities of this world begins with your awareness of what it’s like to be led by you.

Creating Effective Teams expand_more expand_less

The modern fundamentals of team development and the tools and techniques you can apply to foster the conditions for success on a daily basis.

Team Culture for Handling Change expand_more expand_less

How teams can foster mindsets, cultures, and practices that are optimized for a context of change and uncertainty.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you finish this course you should have acquired the following knowledge and skills, which you’ll be able to use right away in your work, or add to your resumé:

  • Team Dynamics: Participants will be able to foster a collaborative and high-performing team environment by effectively analyzing team dynamics, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and implementing strategies to enhance team cohesion, creativity, and problem-solving. Framework, methods and tools:  IMGD

  • Situational Leadership: Participants will be able to apply situational leadership models and techniques to adapt their leadership style based on the specific needs of their team members and situations, resulting in more effective leadership outcomes and the ability to navigate diverse challenges in the workplace.

  • Feedback and Communication: Participants will be able to demonstrate advanced communication and feedback skills, enabling them to provide constructive feedback, actively listen, and facilitate open and transparent communication within their teams, resulting in improved team engagement and productivity.

  • Self Leadership practices: In order to lead you need to aware of who is leading. From going to growing into the next chapter of your leadership. The participants will get a self development and leadership practices and routines that will help them ground themselves. Framework, methods and tools: Learning spiral + Reflection.
Receive and Share Your Certificate

You’ll receive a Professional Certificate via the Accredible platform within 1-2 weeks after completing the course.

Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn or downloading as PDF.

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Chris McGee
Chris McGee

Chris has a background in leadership development, having worked with leaders & teams across the world ranging from tech start-ups to finance and business. He has a breadth of experience from London and Washington DC in public affairs, business development and various NGOs which guide his approach to designing values-led, presence-centred and purpose-driven learning experiences.

Pär Hellstadius

As a leader, process designer and facilitator at Hyper Island, Pär has extensive experience of leading and supporting change initiatives in international companies. After 15 years in various HR roles, Pär also has a very good understanding of the challenges that managers face today and what managerial- and leadership capabilities that needs to be cultivated to successfully meet those challenges.


We help leaders from all over the world to drive meaningful change.

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Anne Verdaasdonk - Course participants

 “It was very hands on, with many tools you can immediately start applying in your workplace. I valued the opportunity to discuss day-to-day situations with the community. Having had the time to work with the learnings for a few months after I finished the course, both the learnings and tools are enabling better teamwork for our team.”

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Anne Verdaasdonk

Senior Digital Producer at Etcetera

Domenico Dargenio - Course participant

"I found the course to be highly experiential. I enjoyed the design of the journey, which was emotional and built on deep connections. It exceeded my expectations in every way, particularly as I didn’t know much about Hyper Island prior to joining. My experience helped to ‘validate’ the course/product for me and I was positively surprised."


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Domenico Dargenio

Consultant at Dardo Consulting

Nina Enroth - Course Participant

"Before taking the course I had been interested in the subject and studied bits and pieces here and there, so it was luxurious to be able to just enjoy the ride and suck in all the information. Most of what I learned I use at work daily. The course was an awesome experience for me."

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Nina Enroth

Account Director and Change Consultant at Ellun Kanat

Liam James - Course participant

"Each chapter of the course was crafted in a very purposeful way. Going into this with a growth mindset was key because it allowed me to be totally open to new ideas and approaches. Regardless of how much experience another course member had, there seemed to always be something to learn from each other."

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Liam James

Copywriter, Voice Over Artist & Storytelling Strategist




Build, create and experiment by creating opportunities to get hands on with the underpinnings of what’s driving change in business.



Providing the essential communication techniques to realize inclusion and empathy for others through active listening, feedback and effective dialogue.



Experiences rooted in the foundational tools, theory and models around group dynamics and team development such as IMGD (Integrated Model of Group Development).



Developing critical reflection habits for individuals and teams provides opportunity to amplify experience and outcomes.

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