“Quite different from your everyday lectures” – LFC Lectures workshop

This November, we have been organizing workshops that prepare first-year LFC students to organize LFC Lectures in the spring semester. Saara Kontiainen, Communications Coordinator in the Faculty of Management, visited our final workshop and attended also the pre-Christmas party that was organized for all LFC students and staff. Saara wrote some observations from the class and took photos from there – and our party!


Are you wondering what studying in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change is genuinely like? We visited a workshop of the course ‘LFCS01 – Perspectives to sustainable organisational and societal change’ to snoop around.

This class is quite different from your everyday lectures. The students work together in groups to plan and organise the Leadership for Change Lectures for the spring semester. The LFC Lectures bring together skillful leaders with experience in dealing with change, and the lectures are open to the public also beyond the university. The idea is that organising the lectures enables the 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. The students have been divided into four groups, each of which being responsible for organising one of the LFC Lectures.

“I personally like to view our working as more like workshops than lectures”, explains Julia Bethwaite, the teacher responsible.

The students gave presentations of their work and left a professional and enthusiastic impression. After class, we pulled aside first-year students Leyla Yacine, Maria Toivonen and Marina Danoyan to ask them what they think about the programme.

All three said that the programme has been very interesting. Since there are three study tracks to choose from, Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change attracts students from different backgrounds.

“That gives perspective and gives you the opportunity to pull from each other’s knowledge “says Marina.

Leyla encourages everyone who is interested in change to go for it and apply for the programme. Maria adds that the atmosphere in the class is always open and no one is judgmental. She advises that you don’t need to be intimidated by the programme’s name:

“We are a very mixed group of people. You are not expected to be an expert and know everything when you start.”

Besides courses, regular get-togethers are also a meaningful part of university studies.

Please note that the application time to the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change is on until 23 January 2019!

Read more about the three tracks and apply:
European and Global Politics: https://www.tuni.fi/en/study-with-us/leadership-change-european-and-global-politics
Governance for Sustainable Change: https://www.tuni.fi/en/study-with-us/nordic-master-programme-innovative-governance-and-public-managament
Sustainable Business Management: https://www.tuni.fi/en/study-with-us/leadership-change-sustainable-business-management

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