HERÄÄMÖ: How to become a changemaker?

HERÄÄMÖ: How to become a changemaker?

Who are the Finnish changemakers and what does it take to become one?

Event materials

Anna Birney’s presentation (click the picture!)

Link in a picture: Anna Birney's presentation materials

Visualization by Riina Pulkkinen

Visualization of Anna Birney's presentation

Read more about the Finnish Changemaker Mapping here!

Event description

This time at HERÄÄMÖ we will deepen our understanding of the concept of a “changemaker”. What do we actually mean when we talk about changemaking and changemakers? Is it possible to learn changemaking? As a guest speaker we welcome Dr Anna Birney (School of System Change).

The event will present the results from the Changemaker mapping carried out by Ashoka and Sitra. The goal of the mapping is to understand the needs of changemakers in Finland, the trends among changemakers and how various parties can support changemakers to further increase their impact on society. We will also discuss changemaking from a broader perspective: what kinds of capabilities does social change demand and how can each of us further develop these skills?

A more detailed event agenda will be announced closer to the date. The event will be held on Zoom. In addition, we will stream the event live on Sitra’s YouTube channel. On Zoom you will be able to discuss with other participants and meet new people. If you would rather focus on listening, or if you do not have the chance to participate in the discussions, please join us on YouTube instead.

The language of the event is English.

Who is Anna Birney?

Dr Anna Birney is director of the School of System Change. Anna is passionate about designing and facilitating systems change programmes that support people, communities and organisations transform their practice. In 2016 she launched the School of System Change, which is seeking to build an international learning community of change makers using systemic practices to address the complex challenges of our times. In addition Anna coaches on a wide number of projects and initiatives across sectors and systems – for example the Marine CoLab and #Oneless project, Unilever’s theory of systems change, Oxfam’s System Innovation in Woman’s Economic Empowerment and Open Society Foundation. Anna is the author of Cultivating System Change: A Practitioner’s Companion which is based on her PhD.

Get to know Anna before the event: @AnnasQuestions on Twitter

What is HERÄÄMÖ?

Heräämö is Sitra Lab’s breakfast series in which we create shared understanding of how we might tackle wicked problems with leading experts in the field. The HERÄÄMÖ events are not only lectures but also contain interactive elements where you can network with other participants and share your own thoughts on the subject. The events are open to all who wish to broaden their horizons in relation to positive societal change and who want to network with others engaged with similar topics.

Hungry for more?

Join the discussion in Sitra Lab’s Facebook group for changemakers.

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