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Executive Diploma in NGO Management

Awarded by: University of Turku, Finland

The Faculty

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Ulla Heinonen

Director, TSE Executive Programmes

Ulla Heinonen holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Digital Culture and Licentiate of Education, both from the University of Turku, Finland. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching, coaching and executive coaching private and public sectors in Finland and abroad. She has been an active member in the Humanistic Management Network and also member of its global board. She believes in well-being at work and after many years of coaching and developing different training and coaching tools, she has found that we all carry rich positive stories with us - we just have to find them. Good leadership is something that we can easily reach with practice and training.


Specialties: leadership, executive coaching, personal growth, supervision, training, project management and implementation, social media, humanistic management, communication, team building, facilitation, virtual teams, virtual leadership, building trust, building the sense of community, well-being@work, training trainees, leadership development, change management, organisational development, EMBA, leadership training.

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Satu Teerikangas

Professor of Management & Organization

Satu Teerikangas is Professor of Management & Organization, University of Turku (UTU), Finland, and Honorary Professor in Management, University College London, UK, where she was tenured (2010-15). With 150+ publications, 2M€+ research funding, her work on mergers & acquisitions is recognized (BBC, Forbes). She is editor of the Oxford Handbook of M&As (2012) & the Edgar Elgar Handbook on Sustainability Agency (2021). She currently leads the Strategic Research Council funded 'CICAT2025 Transitions to Circular Economy'-project's work package on agency. She is UTU's Executive Educator of the year (2020). Prior to an academic career, Professor Teerikangas worked in the oil and gas industry in the Netherlands and the UK.


Peter Zettinig

Adjunct Professor, Department of Marketing and International Business

Dr. Peter Zettinig received his PhD in International Business from Turku School of Economics in 2003. Peter has previously been awarded a Masters in Business Administration (1997) from Karl-Franzens University in Graz in his home country Austria. Before re-joining TSE in 2008 he has held the position of Senior Lecturer and International Business Program Director at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he also received a Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning for his studies from 2006-2008. Peter’s research interests spin around core strategic issues in International Business and are published in peer reviewed journals such as Organizational Dynamics, Foresight, Thunderbird International Business Review, European Management Journal, Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, European Business Review, Journal of Transnational Management, Critical Perspectives of International Business and Competitiveness Review - among others. Besides that Peter has a history in management and strategy consulting.

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Pirjo Vuokko 

Adjunct Professor, Marketing, Accounting and Finance

Pirjo Vuokko, Ph.D. (Econ. & Bus.Adm.) is an Adjunct professor at two universities. Her areas of expertise are Customer orientation, Strategy processes, Marketing management, Corporate image, branding and reputation management, Marketing Communications and Marketing for non-profit organizations. Pirjo worked in TSE for 35 years and has lectured and tutored in different executive education programs for more than 25 years. She is doing training, sparring and consultation supplied for management boards and individual managers and directors in private and public sector, has board memberships, and memberships in different business committees and advisory boards. 

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Jan Pfister

Senior Lecturer

Jan Pfister is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Turku School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics. His current research focuses on a range of topics related to management control systems design and practice, and how efficiency pressures affect employee motivation, innovativeness, and performance. He is also interested in broader societal changes based on the emergence of innovative technologies, including digital platforms and ecosystems. Using qualitative field research methods, he employs the theoretical lenses of sociology and psychology to interpret field observations.


Areas of expertise: Performance measurement and management, Accounting practice in its social and organizational context, Creativity and innovation, Digitalization, Methodology


Ville Lauttamäki

Senior Researcher

Ville Lauttamäki (D.Sc. (Econ.)) has worked in numerous research, development and education projects with the Finland Futures Research Centre since 2004. Focal themes in the projects have related to futures of environment, energy and security issues. Lately his special area of interest has been studying societal change towards sustainability, i.e. sustainability transitions, especially regarding energy issues.


Ville has taught in several academic programs, most important being master’s degree program in futures studies at the University of Turku, sustainable development studies at the University of Turku and in several programs at TSEexe. Along with his core research topics, his teaching has included themes of methods of futures studies, strategic foresight and systems thinking.

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