Social theories are important when considering how change happens – or does not happen – in complex societal settings. As part of their studies, first year students in the Leadership for Change Master’s Programme are writing short memos on various social theories. We are publishing some of the memos here, on the LFC blog. This set of memos deals with structuration theory.
As part of their studies, first year students in the Leadership for Change Master’s Programme are writing short memos on various social theories. We are publishing some of the memos on the LFC blog. The first set of memos deals with poststructuralism and its understanding of leadership and change.
Apply to the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change at Tampere University and begin your studies in August 2019! The application is open until 23 January 2019.
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!
Food can unite and bring people together, and contribute to social change. LFC student Berfin Nur Osso tells about the new initiative Food for Good, and shares her experience starting a social enterprise in Tampere. Get inspired!
Leadership for Change (LFC) Students in the Faculty of Management, University of Tampere, are looking for internship places. The students are first year master’s students in business, governance and politics. Studying in the LFC programme, they have been able to develop analysis and leadership skills that are needed to deal with today’s complex problems. These students have a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills making them attractive to potential employers in the public sector, private enterprises or other organisations.
Activist and project coordinator Ruby van der Wekken visited the University of Tampere in January 2018. In her Leadership for Change Lecture, van der Wekken talked about her work at the Siemenpuu Foundation, Helsinki Timebank, Oma Maa Food Cooperative and the Global Justice Movement.
How do complex challenges appear from the perspective of city leadership? This was the topic of the LFC Lecture by Dr. Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Professor of Practice in the UTA Faculty of Management and former Mayor of the City of Tampere. Dr. Ikonen shared the insider’s point of view with the audience presenting her ideas on leadership in the public sector and the role of the mayor in city leadership. At the end of the lecture, Dr. Markku Sotarauta, Professor in the Faculty of Management, commented on Dr. Ikonen’s lecture from the perspective of current academic research.
Tuuli Kaskinen, Executive Director of Demos Helsinki, visited the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere as a guest lecturer for the Leadership for Change lecture series. Kaskinen discussed the role of systemic modeling and shared value thinking in leading complex change processes. She gave the audience advises on what modern leaders should keep in mind during decision-making process.
The Leadership for Change Programme (LFC) in the Faculty of Management, University of Tampere invites applications from motivated and talented students from all over the world.