Philosopher, partner and general manager

Anne Rose holds a Master’s degree in philosophy. She uses both the subject tradition and the philosophical method in everything she does at work.

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Anne Rose Røsbak Feragen

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– Describe the most important tasks you have in your current job

– I arrange courses and lectures on themes such as ethics, communication and humanity for people working in the public or private sector. It can be part of an employee or leadership development course or as a contribution to a conference. The assignment may be in Alta one day and in Kristiansand the next so travel is a natural part of the day-to-day job. 

Another important aspect of the work is developing syllabus texts, subject plans, e-learning courses, training tasks and authorisation tests for vocational groups which are conducted through targeted specialist work in ethics. Ethics is no longer a special interest field – today it is expected that employees in all serious companies have basic ethics skills. There are also requirements to document the work performed and to what extent these ambitions were achieved.  

– What do you like most about your job?

– It’s really satisfying to meet people from different branches of Norwegian working life and to hear about the ethic challenges they face in their day to day work. Some challenges recur frequently across working groups and subject areas. Others apply specifically to employees in a particular workplace, a specific job or in a specific role.

Once the ethical challenges are identified, we can get down to dilemma training. It is unbelievably fun when the participants get involved in the dilemmas and use ethical tools to reach a satisfactory decision. It doesn’t necessarily mean that making decisions will be easier but people say that they are more confident when it comes to making decisions.

– How is the education from The Faculty of Humanities relevant in this job?

– In this job, knowledge of different philosophical perspectives is just as important as the ability to analyse a problem systematically. The subject tradition and the philosophical method together constitute a subject platform which I put to good use in everything I do, from seminar via process management to text work.

– Your best tip for new students who are thinking about job opportunities after graduation?

– There is a world of opportunities out there and one of the potentially most important things you can do is to familiarise yourself with the positions available in your own subject field and find out what sort of job you are interested in. By reading about companies online, keeping up-to-date with job adverts and speaking to people, you can gain valuable information about different occupations and the formal requirements these jobs require. A good starting point is to choose relevant subjects and courses during your studies that will be useful when looking for summer or part-time jobs.

 

Anne Rose Røsbak Feragen

Dicipline:
Philosophy

Grade:
Master

Graduation:
2006

Position:
Philosopher, partner and general manager

Employer:
Activa Humanistisk Akademi AS (humanistisk-akademi.com)

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