The Leadership for Change lecture by Anna-Kaisa Ikonen

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Väinö Linna -hall, Linna building, Address: Kalevantie 5


Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change


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. Today's lecture is by Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Professor of Practice, Faculty of Management in the University of Tampere.

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.


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For more information, please contact: Anni Kangas,