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StartUp School - Find Your Strenghts

StartUp School - Find Your Strenghts


Code: WOR8HH032

Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: 1-7 Semester
Language: English and Finnish
Course level: Professional Studies (or Free-choice)
Course type: Elective (or Free-choice)


Details of implementation and enrollment: https://startupschool.fi/find-your-strengths/



Starting level and linkage with other courses

No requirements.


Learning objectives and assessment

Find and analyse your personal values, interests, passions and strengths. By analysing skills and competences you clarify your future professional career. Career can be self-employment, employment within an organisation or creation of a business idea. You learn self-leadership competences, and recognises development areas of his/her personal skills.


Course assessment is on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is on scale 1-3-5.

Grade 1

    Finds personal values, interests, passions and strengths

    Recognises development areas and creates a development plan


Grade 3

    Can reflect of her/his learning

    Can develop independently her/his professional career or business idea

    Understands importance of ongoing professional self-development


Grade 5

    Recognises her/his strengths and knows how to develop them independently

    Evaluates her/his self-development critically and acts accordingly

    Student learns the principles of coaching and helps other students in their own development areas


Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
Accreditation of prior learning is applied on the course according to separate instructions. Please contact startupschool@haaga-helia.fi.


Internationality is visible through the course and the assignments.



The objective of the course is to develop your self-knowledge and self-leadership skills.

Each group has students with different competences and development areas for which the teacher tailors the course content accordingly. You will learn how to enlarge and utilize your networks. Also, you will get familiar with the coaching process.


Content can be as follows:

Identifying personal strengths
Understanding personal motivation and values behind motivation

Improving self-leadership skills and development areas

Developing self-knowledge

Learning better interaction methods

Learning methods
This course will be implemented as group coaching methods. Teacher will give directions, and acts as a facilitator.

Course includes mandatory self-learning assessments.


Assessment is based on the evaluation of several assignments, and activity within the group coaching sessions.

Course teacher(s)
Please contact startupschool@haaga-helia.fi

Learning materials
Learning materials are provided by the teacher.