High North Dialogue: International perspectives on business and governance in the High North

On April 3 – 7, the High North Center – under the Business School at Nord University in Bodø– invites Master students to participate in the Master Course "International perspectives on business and governance in the High North" During the course there will be opportunity to participate «High North Dialogue 2017 – Innovations in the Arctic» Conference.


Upon completion of the course, the students will have the knowledge and understanding about:
- Basic issues of High North region development based on geopolitical, economic, regulatory and stakeholders-oriented approaches from national and global perspectives
- The theoretical underpinnings of foresight management in general and scenario building in particular
- Basic conceptual differences between prognosis, forecasting, trend projections and scenario building
- Basic components of scenario building methodologies with examples of the Shell methodology: assumptions, uncertainties and wildcards
- Institutional aspects and issues surrounding resource management and sustainable development of the High North.


Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Discuss and to analyze complex the interplay between the (geo)political, economic, legal, technical, environmental, etc. driving forces in terms of formulating the “structures of the future”
- Apply knowledge from different disciplines in formulating and presenting basic images of the possible future
- Discuss political, economic and legal foundations for sustainable High North development.

General competence

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Analyze opportunities and challenges for implementing foresight management in organizations
- Demonstrate their communication skills by providing convincing arguments about their own worldview
- Display their creativity in solving potential challenges and problems for an organization
- Analyze barriers and challenges for sustainable development in the High North.

Teaching activities and methods

- Face to face
- Lectures and scenario workshop April 3 – 7, 2017
- High North Dialogue April 5 – 6, 2017


The graduate course fee, the conference fee, and meals during the events will be covered by the Business School, Nord University. Students will have to cover visa and travel costs themselves. Accommodation in a student hostel, in rooms for 2-3 people, will be distributed to a first limited number of students who apply and send enrollment documents before February 15, 2017

Learn more on http://www.highnorthdialogue.no

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

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