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Re-Imagine Hybrid Leadership

A Training Program for All Hybrid Teams and Their Team Leaders

The key is always proper people management, regardless of where team members do their work. How do you, as a leader and a team member, create confidence and strengthen well-being at work? And how do you influence your team’s success sustainably and in the long term? Do you need inspiration and ideas for your own leadership?

The program provides you with the tools to create trust in hybrid work and to increase the engagement and productivity of work. The more successfully you lead and work in a hybrid team, the more you can take advantage of the benefits and remote work opportunities that hybrid work brings to your business or organization. 

The hybrid leadership training approaches the theme of leadership with a practical touch based on academic research through examples. It is designed for leaders, team leaders, and teams who want to succeed in both onsite and remote work now and in the future.

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The Re-Imagine Hybrid Leadership program provides your entire team with a combination of academic research and practical tools and examples for better leadership and work in a hybrid environment. Through the program, you will identify both your own and your team’s strengths, on which to build excellent team performance. By participating in the program, you ensure that your team is using a work model that supports success and that the team leader has the best tools to manage it.

Learn methods to act in a constructive and motivational manner as a team leader and a team member
Gain insight into academic research on successful hybrid leadership

Benefits for team leads / leaders

  • Develop your team's abilities to collaborate and operate innovatively 
  • Prevent burnout in your organization and recognize its signs in time
  • Get tools for creating trust and harmony among virtual teams
  • Enhance your change management skills

Benefits for team members / whole teams

  • Learn about constructive and motivating collaboration in hybrid teams
  • Prevent burnout and recognize its signs in time 
  • Identify the sources of your intrinsic motivation
  • Share and interact with other hybrid leaders


The program is designed for all the leaders and teams that occasionally or continuously work using a hybrid work model. 

The program takes a broad look at today’s leadership and teamwork. It focuses mainly on the challenges that leaders face in terms of building a coherent team and a trustworthy environment when teams are not physically together.

Contents and Schedule

The program consists of practical training with a strong academic background. It includes exercises and opportunities for interaction and sharing among participants. 

Learning and interaction during the program

The first module of the program will be implemented in a hybrid form and the other two modules will be conducted via Zoom, practically and interactively. In addition to the faculty lectures, the participants will get to share their views and experiences in small groups and by reflecting on their experiences with the whole team. Other potential interaction methods offered by Zoom will also be used. The participants are asked to prepare for the modules with pre-assignments or reflections.



Pia Lappalainen

Dr., Docent Pia Lappalainen is specialized in performance management and productivity, managerial communication, conflict resolution and management, and workplace well-being. She is also an experienced management coach and facilitator and a professional conflict mediator of workplace disputes. 

Lappalainen is a Doctor of Science (Technology) and Master of Arts (English, Communications, and Pedagogics).  Currently, she is a Senior Advisor at Aalto EE, a Lecturer at Aalto University, and a Docent of Workplace Conflict and Performance Management at Finnish National Defense University. She has a background in ICT, construction, and oil industries in leadership development, communication, and training tasks.

Niina Nurmi

Niina Nurmi is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Design and Leadership at Aalto University School of Business.

Her research in the fields of organizational psychology and organizational behavior focuses on leadership, work design, and self-organizing in contemporary knowledge-intensive organizations. Nurmi studies the digital transformation of knowledge work and how information technology affects virtual work, leadership, work design, work processes, team dynamics, employee well-being, and innovative performance.

Nurmi's academic background is in Adult Education and Organizational Psychology. She is trained as an ethnographer at Stanford University, Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at the Department of Management Science and Engineering, where she worked for four years as a visiting scholar and postdoctoral researcher. She has also studied statistics at the University of Helsinki, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Before entering academia, Niina worked as an HR Manager.

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