What started as an idea of an unforeseen gift to 100-year-old Finland, became a meeting place for people to share, question and create the future of learning together. In two years, Dare to Learn has grown into an internationally recognized brand advancing continuous learning, and our community a force to encourage positive buzz around it. The first chapter is a story of innovation, determination and most importantly love for lifelong learning. Now it is time to turn a new page and take that passion even further.
In the beginning of the year, we came down to our basic question: What is the best way to advance continuous learning right now? As the economy and work life are changing rapidly, learning is ever more relevant to not only schools and societies; continuous learning is essential to every organization and employee. This is where the next chapter of Dare to Learn lies in. Instead of looking at many different directions simultaneously, we want to see one area to thrive in and truly have an impact.
With great excitement, we announce that the new focus for Dare to Learn 2019 is
Continuous learning beyond degrees!
While the changes in the work life create an eminent need for looking beyond degrees, it is only half of the story. We are not only answering to the call; we are passionate about it. Dare to Learn has always been about viewing the status quo of learning and boldly questioning how we can improve it. We firmly believe the sharper focus will help us in this. It will also take us back to our roots: great facilitation and quality of sessions resulting in meaningful connections.
The next step is possible with the right team of superstars sharing the passion and vision to take it. A combination of Dare know-how and fresh ideas, the new team is here to turn the page. Antti Kaivola and Jasmin Seppälä will bring experience from previous years as Antti continues taking care of our wonderful partners, and Jasmin moves to a new role as the Head of Program. Our new Head of Community, Tytti Peltola, strengthens the team with a vast background in organizing big events and guiding volunteers. Anni Mansikkaoja, the new Head of Marketing and Communications, brings insights from the business world and makes sure the core of the brand remains fresh and heard. Last but not least the new CEO Henna Pursiainen takes the wheel after Akseli joins our Board. Henna is the one who truly understands the big picture – all the way to the societal level. With strong networks and great leadership skills, she leads us to the next chapter of Dare to Learn.
What does the new focus mean in practice? Who actually are Antti, Jasmin, Tytti, Anni and Henna? Stay tuned for more info – the story is only about to start. Welcome onboard!
Anni Klutas, Chairperson of the Board, firstname.lastname@example.org
Henna Pursiainen, incoming CEO, email@example.com.
Akseli Huhtanen, outgoing CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
The new team takes its place gradually in the following weeks. Find the Contact information here.