Keynote speakers

Daniel Lindén

14 June, 9:30–10:10

Daniel Lindén

Who is ready for the Future? Competency challenges for organisations and individuals in a time of turbulence

  • Senior consultant at Kairos Future
  • Ms of Science from Gothenburg School of Economics with a major in financial control.

Daniel Lindén’s main focus at Kairos Future is helping organisations from both the public and private sectors to identify and act on important trends in society. He spends most of his time designing and facilitating processes concerning trend analysis, scenario planning, future thinking, strategy development and innovation. Daniel is also a highly regarded speaker and educator, leading many of the courses at Kairos Future Academy.

I will share my thoughts on the most important trends regarding how competencies and skills are needed, developed and managed. I will also give my view on important future challenges for both organizations and individuals in the turbulent times ahead. The things I’m presenting are based on the trend research and work-life studies we have done at Kairos Future during in recent years.

See Daniel’s presentation (pdf)

14 June, 11:30–12:15

Frida Rudolphi

Social and ethnic selection to higher education

  • PhD in Sociology
  • Researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University
  • Assistant Professor at the Department for Social Work at Umeå University

Frida Rudolphi’s research mainly concerns questions related to inequality in education, but also other aspects of young people’s lives. She applies a multidimensional approach to both inequality and education. That is, she both studies different aspects of background, such as social and ethnic origin, gender, and family structure, and different aspects of schooling outcomes, such as achievement and attainment at different ages.

Frida Rudolphi uses quantitative data and methods in her research. In a current research project, the focus of the study is, if and to what extent computer gaming relates to schooling outcomes among Swedish youth.

I will talk about the social and ethnic selection to higher education, both to academic upper secondary education (the main recruitment base to tertiary education) and to tertiary education, with a focus on the role of performance and choice in producing inequalities in educational attainment.

See Frida’s publications at The Institute for Futures Studies’ website.

14 June, 13:30–14:15

Ingela Bergmo-Prvulovic

Career navigation in a complex world of work – the role of learning in guidance support throughout people’s multiple career transitions

  • Associate Professor, PhD in Education
  • Associate Professor in Education and Programme Director HR Programme, Jönköping University
  • Encell – Swedish National Centre for Lifelong Learning

Throughout her career, Ingela Bergmo-Prvulovic has been dedicated to people’s educational and vocational choices, and personal and professional learning in education, work, and life development. A key point of departure is rooted in her professional work experiences as a career guidance counsellor for adults, and from working with people´s professional development and learning processes.

Ingela Bergmo-Prvulovics work encompasses multiple areas of research – all concerned with peoples’ careers in numerous ways. Currently, she is involved in a collaborative research project on leadership development systems.

I will focus on how a career can be understood as a bridging phenomenon, that links together different fields, and involves different actors and professionals along people’s career navigation. I will specifically pay attention to the role of learning in career guidance support. The need for transition learning possibilities will be addressed as a key potential for students’ movement from education into working life.

See Ingela’s presentation (pdf)

14 June, 14:15–15:00

Tarja Tuononen

Graduates’ employability and transition to working life

  • PhD in education
  • University Lecturer in Higher Education, Centre for University of Teaching and Learning, University of Helsinki

Tarja Tuononen is currently working at the Centre for University Teaching and Learning, teaching university pedagogy for university staff and providing pedagogical support to the Faculties of Arts and Theology. The main field of research encompasses student employability, metacognitive awareness, working during studies, and transition to working life. In addition, she explores the professional development of university teachers.

My main topic will be graduates’ transition to working life, especially the different factors related to employability and to early career success.

See Tarja’s presentation (pdf)

15 June, 13:15–13:45

Heini Hult-Miekkavaara

What’s the point of having a career when the planet is burning?” – Green guidance in university career counselling

  • Specialist in career counselling
  • Soc. Sc. from University of Helsinki, Specialist vocational qualification in career guidance from the University of Eastern Finland

Heini Hult-Miekkavaara works as a specialist in career counselling at University of Helsinki. She’s also a member of the steering group for the implementation of the university’s sustainability and responsibility strategy. She has a long career in career coaching and career service development at Finnish trade unions and has also worked as an entrepreneur. She’s a founding member of the Career Counsellors and Coaches in Finland. Hult-Miekkavaara is currently specialising in green guidance and responsible careers, and how career counselling can play a key role in the just green transition.

Climate anxiety and other concerns in the age of eco crises are topics, which increasingly come up also in career counselling of university students. How are we to handle these topics as career counsellors? Are we seeing a paradigm shift in counselling practice into green guidance and if not, should we be enhancing the transition? What other driving forces are there for this shift besides the needs arising from students? What dimensions of sustainability should career counselling cover?

I will discuss the role of career guidance in ecological restoration, and what sort of competence.

See Heini’s presentation (pdf)

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