Diversity Training Opportunities
We offer the following services:
NEW! Työllistä taidolla -service
Työllistä Taidolla is a nationwide free expert service for corporate customers offered by Uusimaa TE Office and ELY Center.
The service provides contractors with information and advice on recruitment and other ways of obtaining workforce,
as well as acting as an employer or employee. The goal is that work or contract relationships should start as well as possible and support the company’s growth.
The service is provided by the contract partners from TE Office, which you can choose from. More detailed information and registration forms are available here.
Coaching and personal guidance
Coaching for encountering multi-cultural clients and employees
Labor recruitment; especially foreign labor
Finnish as a Second Language teaching
Management and entrepreneurship coaching
Customized guidance for work teams and individuals
One-off or continuous consultation of individuals and work teams in multi-cultural issues
One-off and longer-term consultation of individuals and work teams according to client needs
DTO designs and implements customized training and coaching with respect to international affairs / entrepreneurial and management themes. The training is targeted to social and health sectors, vocational training institutions and other units that provide training, among others.
Production and sale of educational material
DTO produces training and education material for personnel as well as for immigrants coming from a foreign culture on the topics of multiculturalism and leadership. This material utilizes different assessment tables and surveys.
Case: Opas monikulttuuriseen varhaiskasvatukseen (An article in Finnish about multiculturalism in early childhood education and care)
The Background of the Entrepreneur
The woman behind DTO is me, Susanna Sakko. I received a doctorate in Economics and Business Administration in 2015, majoring in management and organization. I have a long history as an entrepreneur and as a supervisor in municipal organizations. The management and efficient completion of multiple concurrent projects is routine for me. In my various tasks, I have received positive feedback especially for my good negotiation skills and my solution-oriented, supportive way of working.
My motto is: ”The sea doesn’t need to be smooth as long as the sailor has skill.”
A link to my doctoral thesis (in Finnish): Ulkomaisen työvoiman rekrytointi kuntasektorilla (The recruitment of foreign workforce) | Innovation Prize 2004 (awarded by Helsinki Social Agency)
D.Sc. (Econ., B.A.), Entrepreneur
- 19.3.2019 - 31.12.2020
Head of Department
- Since 9/2017
Jyväskylä Christian Institute, Finland. “Kotopaikka” Project - Supporting the development of integration services for immigrants.
- 9/2016 – 12/2016
Arffman Finland Oy
- Since 9/2016
The ELY Center (Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) of North Karelia - A project on the Mobility of Foreign Labor in Europe 2020.
- 6/2013 – 6/2014
Foundation for Municipal Development, 1-year scholarship. Dissertation Research: The Recruitment of Foreign Workforce in Municipality Sector.
- 10/2011 – 7/2012
Basic Social Security Director
Municipality of Muurame. Preparation of the affairs of the Child and Family Service Committee and the Population Service Committee. Responsibility for economic and personnel affairs. I drew up the strategy for Eldercare Services until 2020 and the plan for Early Childhood Education and Care Services until 2016.
- 12/1999 – 8/2004
Consultant early childhood teacher of multicultural children
City of Helsinki. Personnel training; 60% childcare, 40% social work. Innovation Prize awarded by Helsinki Social Agency for a project on a working model for immigrant and multicultural work in childcare and social work.
- 10/2003, 10/2004, 12/2005
University of Helsinki Center for Continuing Education.
DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics and Business Administration, University of Lapland, Degree Programme in Management
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Social Services
Oulu Institute of Social Services; Work with Children, Youth and Families
``Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.``
Labor Mobility in Europe
Kotopaikka (Supporting the development of integration services for immigrants)
DTO – Diversity Training Opportunities
+358 50 4350 682
Business ID: 2026708-7
Soratie 31 a 5, 90650 Oulu, Finland /
Myllyjärventie 21 a 21, 40500 Jyväskylä, Finland