Fulbright Dialogue: 21st Century Leadership in Schools

round-table discussion to share views from Finland and the U.S. on the future needs and prospects of school leadership

During this Fulbright Dialogue, Petri Lehikoinen (see bio below) will give an expert briefing on the topic of "Future Needs and Prospects of School Leadership in Finland". His introduction to the theme is followed by a discussion with the Dialogue participants consisting of the Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools program participants and school leaders and educators from Finland. 

Speaker: Petri Lehikoinen, Counsellor of Education, Head of Unit (General Upper Secondary Education, Basic Education in the Arts, Liberal Adult Education), Finnish National Agency for Education

Mr. Petri Lehikoinen was appointed Counsellor of Education and Head of Unit to the Finnish National Agency for Education in March 2018. He has been executive leader of the national core curriculum revision process of general upper secondary education since then. Before that he served over 20 years as headmaster at two Finnish general upper secondary schools – one of them also offering International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme education. During his leadership career he has worked as an educator of school leaders in 15 long lasting leader training programmes. He holds a Bachelor degree in History and Social Sciences (teacher specialization) from the University of Eastern Finland. He also holds two Specialist Vocational Qualifications: one in Product Development and another in Leadership.

The event is by invitation only.