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Sustainability Change Leadership
Upskill Course

FORMAT

Part-time online

DURATION

22 Weeks

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

Government-funded or 67 000 SEK

BECOME THE LEADER FOR THE FUTURE

In the contemporary business landscape, all companies are expected to consider their impact on the environment, finances, and society more seriously. This upskilling course is designed to address the market's need for skills that can lead the way in the transition to a more sustainable society, whether in large or small organizations.

Participants in this program will work with Industry Collaborators such as, Master's of Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (BIT), Position Green, We Don't Have Time, The New Division, and Next Agents.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Professionals who are already working with or want to work with the transition to a more sustainable society. It is designed to help participants secure their skills for the future and strengthen them in the transformation work.

Start Date

March 19, 2024

Format

Online

End Date

October 18, 2024

APPLY BY

February 9, 2024 at 17:00 (CET)

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Swedish Government Funded Seats Available.

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The Application Process

  • SWEDISH GOVERNMENT FUNDED SEATS

Applications for the Government-funded seats are open until February 9, 2024, 17:00 (CET)

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To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
2) Have permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
3) Have temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. This permit can’t be study or work dependent. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence before the program starts.

Note! By program start, August 5, 2024, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer) or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above. 

Your residency in Sweden must not be dependent on your studies at Hyper Island. Please note that Hyper Island is unable to provide immigration support or sponsorship of any kind to students applying for a Swedish government funded seat.

 

You must also meet at least one the following entry requirements:

1) applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or equivalent from Komvux

2) have a Swedish or foreign education that is equivalent to the requirements in item 1

3) resides in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway and are eligible for an equivalent education in that country

4) through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or in any other way meet the conditions to be granted admission in the program

 

Applicants applying for a Swedish government funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirement:

  • Have basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (danish, faroese, icelandic or norwegian)*. 
    • You may be asked to upload proof that you meet the language requirements
      • Proof can include, but is not limited to:
        • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries
        • Proof of completed or enrolled in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start. 
        • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real life experience. 

 

Sufficient knowledge in a Scandinavian language is needed in order for Hyper Island to help and support students find a successful industry placement (internship= LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program. 

 

More information about entry requirements for government-funded seats in Higher Vocational Schools in Sweden can be found by visiting the Higher Vocational Education (Yrkeshögskolan) website.

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Swedish residents may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly. Eligible candidates can apply for the newly introduced financial support “Omställningsstudiestöd”. Read more.

 

For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

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Successful applicants have at least 2 years of work experience in organizational or business development, project management, planning, research, teaching, sales, system development, or design.

 

If you don't meet the requirements above, we also have discretionary seats available, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet our standard entry requirements. 

 

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What documents do you need to attach?

1. CV in English

2. Proof of highest earned education: High School, Bachelor, Master etc.

3. Proof of two years of relevant working experience: This can be agreements, recommendation letters, payslips.

4. Upskill Application Task 2024: Discover more information by checking the next tab on this page.

5. For those applying for the Swedish Government Funded Seat: To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government-funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
  • Have a permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
  • Have a temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the course.

Note: By the course start dates, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer) or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above.

Applicants applying for a Swedish government-funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Proof of basic knowledge of the Swedish language or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic or Norwegian).                      

You can submit your documents in other languages than Swedish or English.

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Application Task Topic

Make a video where you tell us about a concept or innovation that requires a micro-level change on an organisation level that creates a high macro-level impact that contributes to the solution of one of the UN 17 UN sustainability goals. Think about human behaviours and how to hack with the aim of bringing upon an effortless transformation. These concepts/innovations could be software, campaigns, hardware, social movement, etc. Discuss the challenges that come with it and how do you see your role in supporting those implications.

 

Evaluation criteria for the Application Task:
Creativity, Research, Originality, Critical thinking/ Systems thinking.

Rating of Application Task Video:

BASICS – 2 POINTS: Submitting a task in English.

RESEARCH – 2 POINTS: Clear that research and thought has been put into the task & clearly presents the research results in a good way.

INNOVATION – 2 POINTS: Original/Unique idea that is feasible.

COMMUNICATION – 2 POINTS: Communicating the idea in a clear way & showed abilities to ‘catch the viewer’.

PRESENTATION - 2 POINTS: Interesting presentation with a clear ending.

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You'll be notified with the final decision starting late June. Seats are offered from the reserve list until the end of the third week of school.

EXPERIENCE
The Hyper Island Way™

Program Overview

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Our Sustainability Change Leadership Upskill course is offered as a distance learning program. So this mean that you’ll need to be on our Stockholm & Karlskrona campus three times on the following dates:

  • March 19-22, 2024 in Karlskrona
  • August 12-13, 2024 in Stockholm
  • October 18, 2024 in Stockholm

You will do the course through online lectures, reading materials, and video recordings combined with online discussion groups, practical learning, and direct learning applications.

Weekly online sessions:

  • Mondays 15.30-18.00 CET
  • Thursdays 09.00-10.30 CET

Digital Meet & Greet:

  • March 18, 2024: Individual activity to be completed during the day

Summer vacation:  

  • June 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024

 

5 Areas of Study expand_more expand_less
During the Sustainability Change Leadership program program, you will explore 5 modules:
  • Introduction and Foundation Weeks
  • Sustainability work and the role of the change leader
  • The business case for sustainability
  • Communicating sustainability and change
  • Leading in complexity

REAL WORLD READY

Through experience-based learning you will have the opportunity to learn while working with real clients on their challenges.

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SEIZE YOUR POTENTIAL

Upon graduation you will equipped to get hired or to start your own business. 

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Real World Ready

We believe in experience-based learning.
Our students learn by working with real clients on their challenges.

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160 students helped Google’s Global Managing Director during a 3-days Design Sprint.

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STUDY IN OUR
STOCKHOLM CAMPUS

You will study in our Global Head Office, located in Hammarby Sjöstad, close to the water in a new building where we each year welcome over 500 people from all over the world.

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Loved by Lifelong learners

May - SCL

"When discussing Sustainability Change Leadership course, I often emphasize its goal, which is to establish a foundational understanding of the work that is needed and a broad understanding of the complex system and what tools, approaches, and ways of thinking are needed in different settings. It aims to equip learners with the skills to lead with empathy, resilience, and understanding, guiding companies, organizations, communities, and society towards a more sustainable future.""

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(May) Rada Jutrakul

Program Manager @ Hyper Island

Industry Leader Testimonial 1

"The Hyper Island Upskill course offers a brilliant opportunity to fast-track your career and enhance your existing skills. It seamlessly combines the power of teamwork, problem-solving, and the unique magic that Hyper Island brings. These courses are perfect recipe for personal and professional growth."

Maksimilian Kallhed

Strategy & Innovation Consultant

Industry Leader Testimonial 2

"The Business Developer Upskill course truly embraces the power of practical and interactive "learning by doing".  Students, coming from diverse backgrounds, have the opportunity to work on their different business cases or collaborate with their peers in designing change and implementing innovative ideas (even taking into account practical issues within their own companies). What is truly incredible is the impact of the methodology on the mindset of the students and their ability to become real "change agents"."

Moira Buzzolani

Founder @ MBUZZ Consulting & Coaching

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