UGL - Developing exceptional team results
If you work in a global organisation with Scandinavian roots, you might have come across the concept of UGL. UGL is the most renowned leadership training program in Scandinavia, founded in 1981 by the Swedish Armed Forces. Today many of the major Swedish organisations use UGL training as a part of their HR developmental program. We are the most experienced company in arranging UGL in English. We provide an opportunity for international organisations to offer their employees the same training as their Swedish staff. A chance to learn the same “language” and make use of the same tools for leadership, feedback, communication and group development. Exceptional team performance – the Swedish way!
In UGL participants experience situations that reflects group dynamics to understand their own roles in a work group environment. The course is centered around feedback, understanding conflict, values, group development and different leadership styles.
"It was a mark in my life. I'm using a lot of the tools in my personal life. Now I care about the others and I'm definitely a better listener. Now I do plans and go for it."
Victor (Brazil) Participant, UGL in English
Content and objectives
The overall aim of the course is to make participants more effective as leaders and/or as members of a working group. Through experienced based learning and reflections a greater understanding is reached for how group development is affected by leadership and behaviours, needs or emotions of group members. It also illustrates how relationships and commitment is connected to a balance of focus on process and content when working in a group.
There are many angles such as communication, values, group dynamics and learning within the relationship aspect. UGL deals with how a group develops and matures, what happens in the group during the course of development and what promotes or hinders positive development. This is what is known as group dynamics. The course also deals with the opportunities and problems of leadership in relation to development of the group’s maturity. What is it that facilitates or impedes implementation of the task in hand and the development of the group from a leadership perspective? This takes place in UGL by allowing participants themselves to experience situations that reflect group dynamics and to understand their own roles in this group environment. The aim of the course is to enhance participants’ abilities to:
- work with reflection and learning both individually and as part of a group
- deal with and understand conflicts
- be able to communicate directly and clearly
- understand the effects of feelings on individuals and at group level
- be able to give and take effective feedback
- understand how values affect relationships and leadership
- be able to discern different stages in the development of a group and understand your own attitude related to that
- understand that different leadership styles are needed.
The UGL course, Understanding Group and Leader, has been the fundamental leadership course for the Swedish Armed Forces since 1981. Since around 1990, it has become a much appreciated and popular course outside the Swedish Armed Forces as well. The UGL concept is today administrated and continuously developed by the Swedish National Defense College. The UGL program has been revised five times since it´s introduction in 1981.
An off-site that transforms
The course format is an intense five day residential course (Monday-Friday). UGL is a demanding course and we assume that all participants are in psychological balance and willing to put in the effforts that the course requires.
The number of participants is limited to 12, with two facilitators.
The courses are held at Villa Lovik, beautifully located in Lidingö only 15 km from Stockholm. Villa Lovik is a modern venue with an appreciated restaurant and pleasant rooms. For pictures and more information, see www.lovik.se.. Information due to covid-19.
For those arriving by car, you should drive over the Lidingö bridge, making sure to stay in the right lane, and then follow the signs towards Elfvik. Continue on this route for approximately 10-12 minutes. The “Lovik” sign will be on your right side, where you should turn off towards the hotel.
For those travelling to Villa Lovik by public transport, take the metro to Ropsten and then bus 204 towards Elfvik. The bus stop is called “Villa Lovik” and is located next to the entrance of Villa Lovik. The bus journey takes around 20 minutes. Read more at www.lovik.se.
Schedule, pricing & registration
Schedule : UGL in English
- March 8-12th (cancelled due to the pandemic)
- May 3-7th (cancelled due to the pandemic)
- Sep 6-10th
- Nov 22-26th
Each UGL course starts Monday 10.30 AM and ends Friday at 3.00 PM.
We also offer designated courses for large organizations.
Pricing and registration
The cost for UGL in English, is SEK 28.900, plus tax and includes course fee, course material and full board at Villa Lovik. Travels are not included.
For more information about UGL in English please send an e-mail to: email@example.com or phone +46 (0) 708 90 55 00.