Finish Ecosystem Gathering: KEHO Network Day - Interaction in Networks

Finish Ecosystem Gathering: KEHO Network Day – Interaction in Networks

 Fri 6th October 2020
Time: 9am-11am

Interaction in networks 

If you work as an expert or manager and potentially belong to more than one network, this network day is for you! Welcome to the KEHO Network Day to hear interesting speeches, discuss and develop your skills in communication and interaction in networks. What are the typical problem areas in networks and what solutions can be found for them? How to communicate effectively on networks? How does a well-to-do and competent person appear in the university’s communication strategy? 

The network day is co-organized by the Central Finland Welfare Competence Center KEHO and Likes. 


The day will be chaired by  Communications  Manager Annaleena Aira ,  Likes  and Central Finland’s Welfare Competence Center KEHO 

9:00  Opening of the
Network Day Network Manager , Senior Advisor Päivi Fadjukoff , University of Jyväskylä and Central Finland Welfare Competence Center KEHO 

9:10  Interaction from problem areas to effective work
Assistant Professor Leena Mikkola , University of Tampere 

9:50  Effective communication in networks
Communications coach Anna-Maija Vesa ,  Inspianna 

10:30 A  well-to-do and competent person in the communication
strategy of the University of Jyväskylä Communications Director Anna-Kaisa Säkkinen , University of Jyväskylä 

10:50 Network Day  Summary 

Keynote speakers

Assistant Professor Leena Mikkola , University of Tampere 

Networkin co-operation, it is easy to think that a shared shared goal that is considered valuable is enough to support co-operation. However, the success of cooperation also requires that a shared understanding of that goal be built in communication. In the absence of a shared understanding, problems of cooperation may manifest themselves as “bad chemistry” and “awkward partner”. In this speech, I will look at one possible way to identify where (network) community communication problems actually lie by presenting a four-step model for analyzing community communication. Utilization of the model allows for a systematic examination and localization of the communication problem, which in turn allows addressing the real cause – not the symptoms – of the communication problem. I also describe how development can be done by

Leena Mikkola works as an assistant professor of communications at the University of Tampere. Her expertise includes issues of work community interaction, leadership and well-being, which she has studied especially in the field of social health care. Currently, Mikkola is researching the construction of well-being in communication, the connections between interactions and identity, and leadership in multidisciplinary expert work. In 2020, the work Workplace Communication was published, which Mikkola co-edited with Maarit Valo. In addition to his research work, Mikkola has done consulting work, and he works as an expert lecturer in the management training of specialists.

Communications coach Anna-Maija Vesa ,  Inspianna 

The power of networks in society is growing, and influencing is taking place in increasingly changing networks. What kind of networks do I belong to? What is the active communication verkostois a? What kind of attitude and knowledge, and what kind of skills and practices are needed? What tools and channels support communication in networks? How can an expert develop as a communicator? How do I know that I have managed to influence? What should you pay attention to when using remote connections? Come share and pick fins for your own communicator development and bold experiments.

Anna-Maija Vesa is a communications designer, sparrer and strategic partner who facilitates change processes and coaches experts. Together, he is passionate about learning and creating something new. The Social Scientist (M.Sc.) and the Certified Progress Coach have in their backpacks expertise in international business communication, university communication, knowledge management, project management and change process consulting. Anna-Maija believes in dialogue and likes to look for essential questions and simple main messages. Live in the moment!

Communications Director Anna-Kaisa Säkkinen , University of Jyväskylä 

The core of the strategy published by the University of Jyväskylä in 2019 is a competent and well-being person. The mission of the university is to be an impressive university of education, and the university strives to foster interaction in its activities. From the perspectives of influence, interaction and strategy implementation, communication plays a key role in these. In her speech, Anna-Kaisa Säkkinen discusses the key task of communication, ie how communication supports the organization in implementing the strategy. The goals of communication go hand in hand with the goals of strategy: when there is a well-off and competent person at the heart of the university’s strategy, this is also at the heart of making communication. In his speech, Säkkinen discusses the elements of strategy communication, the role of communication in supporting implementation and how, for example, a strategy narrative can be built.

Anna-Kaisa Säkkinen has been the Director of Communications at the University of Jyväskylä since 2019. He leads an area of ​​responsibility called Communication and Community, which includes marketing, events, communications, alumni work, fundraising, and stakeholder relations. Anna-Kaisa Säkkinen has worked in demanding communications for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the university, he led the global communications team at the chemical company Kemira. Säkkinen is an alumnus of the University of Jyväskylä and graduated in 2005 from the University of Jyväskylä with a master’s degree in political science.

More information:

Annaleena Aira
Communications Manager , Likes and KEHO +358 40 023 2096 


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