UGL – Understanding Group and Leader gives you an increased understanding of how group dynamics affect results and how leadership styles should be adapted to the group’s maturity stage and specific task at hand. UGL in English will provide you with insight as to why people behave in certain ways in certain situations and why conflicts arise in the group.

Swedens most popular leadership development course.

The UGL course was developed for the Swedish National Defense Academy in 1981. In the late 1980’s the UGL course became increasingly popular within the Swedish business community and is today considered one of the best and by far the most attended leadership development course in Sweden. Gällöfsta Perlan Ledarskap is the largest provider of UGL in Sweden.

The course is built around Ph.D. Susan Wheelan’s research which gives the participants the chance to experience and follow the development of the individual and the group, as well as the leader. This course differs significantly from a “traditional” leadershipdevelopment course.

The  pedagogical approach of the UGL course is based on “Experiential Learning”, which means that new learning is acquired through the following  four steps; experiencing, reviewing, concluding and changing behavior. The two course instructors operate as facilitators, and the group always consists of 8-12 participants. The course is five days in length and requires full attendance (arriving on Monday morning and leaving Friday afternoon).

The groups are put together based on as much diversity as possible (i.e.age,gender,etc.), and on the condition that none of the participants knows each other beforehand. In other words, two people from the same organization or company should not be in the same group, as this  might affect one’s behavior and openness.

Stockholm – Gällöfsta Konferens Kungsängen

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Price:
    Course fee: 25 600 SEK
    Full board: 10 400 SEK
    Excl. VAT
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After the course:

  • Understand your own behaviour and its impact on others
  • Understand others' behavioural patterns
  • Understand groups and their development
  • Provide feedback
  • Manage conflicts
  • Function more effectively as a leader and team member

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Past customers in UGL

Importance of understanding the team members at a deeper level

Awareness, Experiential scheme and tools I have been given to utilise and play with.