Develop Your Competence
The fields of our Professional Comptence Development programmes reflect all academic fields of the University of Helsinki and the multifaceted needs in the current working life. The eleven high standard faculties of the University of Helsinki form a solid basis for providing education for diverse fields and types of organisations. Our programmes boost the performance of any organisation: big or small, public or private.
We develop professional competences through Professional Development Programmes, Intensive Training Programmes, and Master Classes which seek to build and support change in the knowledge, skills and behaviour of professionals in diverse fields. These programmes include for example leadership development, capacity building and professionals’ in-service training. All programme activities aim at supporting professional growth and understanding of change on a personal and organisational level.
As a world-class university, the University of Helsinki is experienced in enhancing university teachers’ and researchers’ academic skills. Based on this experience and solid research, we offer higher education institutions evidence-based courses and consultation in diverse academic skills, e.g., teaching skills, scientific writing, and teaching through English. The Centre for University Teaching and Learning at the University of Helsinki is an internationally recognized unit. The Centre fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education, and it also improves university teachers’ skills and understanding of the factors of successful studying and high quality teaching.
Professional Development Programmes
Professional Development Programmes seek to build the knowledge and skills of the participants and aim to support sustainable change in customers’ respective organisations. The elements and subjects of the programme are tailored to meet the needs of the customer. The duration of the programme ranges from three months to full academic year and it can take place in the participants’ home country, in Finland or partly in both.
Intensive Training Programmes
The main objective of the Intensive Training Programmes is to enhance participants’ skills and competence in a selected field, such as teaching and learning or educational leadership. The programmes include leadership development and professionals’ in-service training delivered in participants’ home country. The duration of the programme typically varies from one to three weeks.
Master Classes offer professionals comprehensive insights into a selected professional subject area and a unique opportunity to deepen their competence under the guidance of distinguished experts from the University of Helsinki. Master Classes include leadership development and professionals’ in-service training delivered in Finland. The duration of the Master Class typically varies from one to three weeks.
Are you interested in participating our programmes as an individual? Take a look at our ongoing Open Programmes.