Value Based Leadership

Value Based Leadership is an advanced leadership training program for young leaders 20-25 years old.

This is what previous participants from the course Value Based Leadership say about the course.

I think that the course is the most valuable learning experience I have ever had. I would recommend it to anyone eager to develop their leadership skills, but it needs to be someone who is really ready to do so and interested.

It was a chance of a lifetime and I’m glad I was accepted to be a participant and as well I’m glad that I took the course. Just understanding values and their affect on my everyday life gave me so much more than I expected.

I think the biggest change has been how I see myself. I kind of knew what I’m like, but I was mostly seeing it as something that was affecting my personal relationships maybe not negatively, but I didn’t see many of the beneficial sides of it. Through the course I’ve learned to see the goods sides of it, and I feel a lot more confident.

Sound interesting? Keep reading…

Don´t miss out on the chance to participate in something out of the ordinary. Value Based Leadership is a unique training program in that it combines expertise and experience from non-governmental organizations and the business world. The course consists of several parts; four long weekends (Friday morning through Sunday afternoon), a mentorship relation with a mentor from the private or public sector as well as individual and group assignments in between the different module weekends.

As a participant on the course you will learn about theories, models and abstract concepts related to leadership. However, the main purpose is not learning about models; it’s learning about yourself and your role in groups and as a leader. The course methods consist of workshops, discussions, structured experiences and reflection, both individually and in groups.

Is this you?

  • You are 20 – 25 years old.
  • You have at least two years of local or national leadership experience from your organization.
  • You have a leadership position today in which you can apply what you learn on the course.
  • You have some kind of previous basic leadership training.
  • You have a strong interest in taking on future leadership roles.
  • Your proficiency of English is good enough to have a discussion on a leadership related topic.
  • You can’t check all of the boxes above but still think you would make a pretty good participant.

Course content

The structure of the course modules is like this:

Leading groups. We begin with a weekend focused on groups and group processes. What happens in a group? How do we get at group to work towards the same goal? What can you think of as a leader? We discuss and practice communication and conflict management.

Leading for diversity. Diversity is a complex concept with many different aspects. We twist and turn it focusing on the leader’s responsibility to make everyone feel welcome. We study suppression techniques and counter-strategies, anti-discrimination, norms, and how to deal with prejudice.

Self leadership. In order to lead others you need to be able to lead yourself, with self-awareness and self-esteem. Through self-assessment model you practice understanding your role and others’ reactions to you as a leader. You work with feedback and personal challenges. It can be difficult, but it is very rewarding!

Leading with profit and values. Together with a company, we discuss challenges in leadership. What differences and similarities do we see in volunteer and professional leadership? How can one live ones values while making profit in the company? Entrepreneurship and how to live your visions concludes and summarizes this module.

Value Based Leadership Baltic Sea Region

is a cooperation between The Guides and Scouts of Sweden and and Guide/Scout organisations and other non-profit organisations in the Baltic Sea Region. The target Group is young leaders from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia as well as Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Germany.


Value Based Leadership Finland – Sweden

is a cooperation between The Guides and Scouts of Sweden and The Guides and Scouts of Finland. The target Group is young leaders in Finland and Sweden. If you are interested and are from another country than Finland or Sweden, please be in touch, the more diversity on the course, the better. The modules are held in Sweden and Finland and the language is English.



The cost for the course is 5000 SEK, approximately 550 EUR. This covers room & board. All participants pay for travel expenses within their own country. The journey from the departing country border to the course venue, is covered by the course. Does this sound confusing? Give us a ring or write us an email and we will explain what we mean.


Contact information

For information about coming international courses please contact or   Peter Röjhammar, Project manager, +46766232587.