NIVA Seminar and course on postal work

Postal Work

20th – 22nd of October 2015
Hanasaari, Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

For experts working with human resource management, occupational health and safety and/or planning work; Executives, supervisors and shop stewards; occupational health care representatives; Research scientists.

The target group of the first day also includes the management of postal services, the management of occupational health care providers and researchers of working life.

About this course

Postal services are facing great changes, due to the digitalization trend and changes in consumer behavior. Sharing knowledge and experience is essential for developing work, work ability and productivity in this area.

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 450

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200


26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

Postal work is labour intensive, physically and mentally demanding, and has long traditions. Due to the digitalization trend and other changes in consumer behaviour, postal services are facing great challenges all over the world. Getting together and sharing knowledge and experiences is essentials for improving work, work ability and productivity. This event consists of a one-day seminar and a two-day course. You can attend only the seminar (20 October 2015), only the course (21-22 October 2015) or both the seminar and the course (20-22 October 2015).

Objectives of the seminar, 20 October 2015: The seminar focuses on the current situation of international postal work and the visions of the Nordic postal companies, as well as on the latest research and how it can be utilized for developing postal work. The seminar will also present views on the economic dimension of occupational safety and health management.

Objectives of the course 21-22 October 2015: The purpose of the course following the seminar, is to share good practices for developing work. The emphasis is on understanding the factors behind the workers’ work load and stress. We take a deeper look into current international scientific research and discuss and create models for maintaining employee health and work ability through occupational health cooperation.

General course fee information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Course leader

Jussi Konttinen

Leila Hopsu

Course lecturers

Anette Karltun

Annika Jalli

Frank Krause

Guy Ahonen

  • Professor, Human resource accounting, Helsinki, FI

Harri Lindholm

Heikki Malinen

Janne Halonen

Jussi Konttinen

Karen Søgaard

Karen Søgaard

  • Professor, University of Southern Denmark, DK
Kari-Pekka Martimo 3

Kari-Pekka Martimo

  • MD, PhD, Docent, Director, Foresight and Research on Work Ability, Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen, FI

Leila Hopsu

Marjo Wallin

Risto Toivonen

Sampsa Puttonen

Sampsa Puttonen

Sanna-Mari Myllynen

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