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Management and leadership development

Professional development for those in management and leadership positions at Lund University is offered in the form of a number of courses and programmes. These can be found in Kompetensportalen (the Professional Development Portal).

Demands for well-developed leadership and management skills at the University are increasing. This applies across the organisation, from departments and strong research environments to laboratories and administrative services.

In accordance with Lund University’s strategic plan, leaders and managers in all parts of the University and at all levels are to develop in their roles through training and support.

Guidelines for managers at Lund University 

The term “manager” refers to people in positions with responsibility for

  • organisations
  • staff
  • and budgets.

The University’s guidelines for management positions are based on three fundamental roles that are similar regardless of the type of management position, organisational level or organisational affiliation.

Download Guidelines for managers at Lund University (PDF, new tab)

Courses and programmes

Which courses and programmes are suitable for you depends on whether you are a new or more experienced manager or leader.

Courses and programmes are based on the three roles in the guidelines for managers.

On HR-webben, a Lund University Swedish website for HR-functions and managers, you get an overview of courses and programmes (some of which are given in English) for managers and leaders, based on the three fundamental roles in the Lund University guidelines for managers.

Go to HR-webben

Kompetensportalen (the Professional Development Portal)

You can also search and apply for management and leadership courses in Kompetensportalen (the Professional Development Portal).

Log in to Kompetensportalen


Coaching is also on offer to help you develop in your role.

Read more about coaching for managers, on HR-webben


If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.