Oslo, Norway

The Sustainable Career: Burnout, Boundaries, and Balance in Business

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee EUR 950

In today’s always-on, plugged-in business climate, many of us are pulled by the perceived 24-hour demands of the job - whether we actually are working extra hours or whether our thoughts are constantly about work. In many business sectors, stress is implied in the job description. Employees at all levels are being asked to do more, in less time, and with fewer resources.

However, when under constant stress, do you make high quality decisions, communicate effectively, cope with mistakes, and model good workplace behavior? Are we good colleagues? Do we contribute to a positive work environment? Perhaps, the reality is more that we avoid or postpone difficult tasks, communications or decisions, and sometimes even lash-out at colleagues or subordinates. A key question to ask is, do we effectively manage the stresses of the job (or school, or life for that matter)? When we are overwhelmed and stressed are we the best or worst version of ourselves? And, in that moment, are we the people our organizations and colleagues need us to be?

2020 has ushered in a new set of stressors with a global pandemic and concerns of a global economic downturn. This truth coupled with the realities of modern day work life require that those in and entering the workforce be able to cope with the stresses of life and work. According to the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work, “around half of European workers consider stress to be common in their workplace, and it contributes to around half of all lost working days. Psychosocial risks arise from poor work design, organization and management, as well as a poor social context of work, and they may result in negative psychological, physical and social outcomes such as work-related stress, burnout or depression.”[1]

This course seeks to serve as a preventative measure or an intervention helping students to develop awareness, increase stress coping resources, build resilience and gain skills necessary to avoid burnout, set boundaries and find balance in business.
Register now for this hands on experiential course that will help you to be pro-active in creating a sustainable career and life. Looking forward to seeing you this summer.

[1] European Agency for Health and Safety at Work

Course leader

Yanique Fletcher

Target group

Students from all over the world who would like to take part in a virtual Summer School that will engage academically and socially and give you a taste of Norway and Oslo.

Credits info

7.5 EC
You can take two Bachelor courses and gain 15 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 950: Tuition fee includes everything (no further fees)