Aalto University Summer School

Leading transformation

Leading Transformation connects personal growth and serving your community in the best possible manner. During this course, you will learn how to deal with uncertainty, influence others, develop creative thinking skills and create value.
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Application period:

1.2.2023 – 8.6.2023

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2 weeks part-time

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Aalto University

Tuition fees:

500€ non-degree students, 0€ Aalto students and nominated exchange students

The application period has been extended until Thursday, June 8th, 2023.

Throughout the years, people have passed through important processes, changing from one state to another and learning new things about themselves. These events have been called rites of passage. In a modern world, entering a new role can be a similar change that requires jumping into the unknown. Whether your next role is a new job, a career as an entrepreneur, or a promotion, we invite you to take a journey with us and get to know yourself better.
During this two-week summer course, you will go through a series of practical exercises encouraging you to look at yourself and the world you operate in from a different perspective. The course takes you to the real world and tunes you to recognize people's needs in an unstructured environment. It also creates opportunities to start interacting with the world in a new role. You will learn to understand yourself better, deal with uncertainty, interact with and influence others, develop creative thinking skills and create value.  
The course sessions will be held at different locations in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

Summer School alum story: Leading Transformation course revealed the interplay between design, adaptability, and visionary leadership

Julia Zambrzycki shares how the Leading Transformation course can help us become visionary leaders in constantly changing times.

Read the alum story
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Summer School teacher interview: Learn to read the world in a more profound way by participating the Leading Transformation summer course

Aalto University's immersive Leading Transformation course prepares students for future challenges by developing creative thinking skills, an understanding of self, and the ability to deal with uncertainty. The course also explores the concept of meaning in future work life.


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