Common classes

The common classes are for all students and take place on Fridays + some weekends.

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Communication

Good and clear communication is a prerequisite for our messages to be heard and understood correctly. There are however, many different aspects that can affect our communication, cause us to be misunderstood and make it so that our message is not being received properly.

In this subject, we will create awareness of some of these aspects, and thus provide the tools that can strengthen a clear communication as well as our presentation techniques. A form of communication that will help us develop each and everyone so that we can take part in daily minority dialogue / communication in a good a constructive way.

We will get around various communication tools, including filter for communication, body language, assumptions versus facts, interviewing and presentation techniques, and work on internal and external communication.

Teacher: Karsten Dressø

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Outside the bubble

“Outside the bubble” is where we keep informed and discuss the latest news. We learn how to navigate social media and identify fake articles and news on the internet, as well as staying on the beat on what goes on in the outside world.

We will engage in discussions on current political subjects such as UN’s 17 development goals, green ideology and climate change and talk about how we can help mitigating these changes.

You will receive a variety of communication tools, such as being able to analyze arguments and identify logical fallacies, as well as some insight into rhetorical devices.

Teacher: Jeppe Kirkegaard

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Personal development and leadership

In this subject, you will be given various leadership tools for both self-leadership and in professional use for group, and project management. The subject is based on self-leadership as the foundation for being able to lead others. We work with personal development and study different psychological concepts in order to apply these theories in practical use.  We therefore start by creating a toolbox with psychological theories and view on human nature, which may affect one’s ability to self-lead. For instance, we work with attitudes, settings, internal language, feedback, values, habits and own goals. Once we have mastered these we move onto general leadership tools that will enable you to lead professional meetings, groups and projects. All of which you can use going forward, whether in future studies, jobs or in relation to minority organizations and recreational activities.

We will look at differentiated management styles and get around:

-       The value of clarifying expectations

-       FIRO models

-       The difference between a group and a team

-       Role clarifications

-       Visions, objectives and communication thereof

-       Planning and implementation

-       Presentation techniques

The lectures will alternate between theory, dialogues, practical leadership tasks and feedback. You will learn how to set goals and develop effective plans of action to secure fulfillment. You receive the prerequisites for creating a secure foundation of self-leadership as well as being able to lead others. In conclusion, this subject will help you be able to take on a variety of future leadership tasks.

Teacher: Karsten Dressø

Sails

Dark and Stormy – rum and slavery in Flensburg during the Danish colonial period

Denmark is known for being the first country to forbid the trade of slaves in 1792. However, the use of slaves, which took place for almost 200 years, continued up until 1848 when the Danish King finally proscribed slavery. During the Danish colonial period Flensburg flourished and became the rum capitol of The Danish Kingdom. Today Flensburg is a part of Germany, but the ghosts of the colonial trade can still be traced throughout the city.

At this lecture you will learn more about the history of European and Danish colonialism, the slave trade and the rum. We will discuss the Danish slave trade in comparison to the rest of Europe during the age of colonialism and how it affected the self-image of Europe and worldviews. We wont only talk about it – after the lecture we will spend the weekend visiting the sights, tasting the rum and learning more about Flensburg’s part in one of the darkest chapters of European history.

Teacher: Drude Bill