LFC Lectures

The Leadership for Change (LFC) Lectures bring together skillful leaders with experience in dealing with change. Today’s societal challenges are complex and change processes require joint efforts of different sectors of society, which the wide variety of LFC lecturers reflects. The lectures are offered by the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enabling students to develop the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. Through the LFC Lectures we hope to allow the wider Tampere community also to have access to the advice and best practices of visionary leadership minds and organizations and so the lectures are open to the public.

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11-13
Main building D10b

Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries

Mr. Esko Aho has held leadership positions in various change processes. In 1991 he became the country’s prime minister at the age of 36. Under Mr. Aho’s leadership, Finland joined the European Union in 1995. After leaving politics, Mr. Aho served as Head of Corporate Relations and Responsibility and as an executive board member at Nokia. Now Mr. Aho is the chair or a member of the board of several interesting companies and organizations. He has various international engagements and is active in academia

friday, 3 November 2017, 14-16
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Dr Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Professor of Practice, Faculty of Management

At the LFC Lecture, Dr Anna-Kaisa Ikonen will share her views on leading complex challenges from the perspective of city leadership. Dr Ikonen was the Mayor of Tampere in 2013–2017, and continues to act as the Chair of the City Council. She has held various positions of trust in public office and business at the regional and national levels.

Dr Ikonen also has a solid academic background. She received a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Tampere in 2009 and was appointed as Professor of Practice in the UTA Faculty of Management in August 2017. Dr Ikonen has been awarded Young Leader of the Year by Junior Chamber International Finland and Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Tampere University of Technology.

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 16-18
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Lauri Veijalainen, Group CEO, Stockmann
Comments by Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen,  University of Helsinki

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 14-16
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Tuuli Kaskinen, Executive Director, Demos