6 -day Masterclass on Societal Transitions, June and October 2015, Amsterdam

 For who?
 This Masterclass is designed for a diverse combination of professionals, researchers, and practitioners. We believe systemic change needs diverse perspectives. We therefore invite civil  servants, entrepreneurs, community leaders, students, facilitators, consultants, project leaders, sustainability activists and managers. You will represent diverse contexts but share a strong commitment to being in a learning trajectory that combines intellectual  input with active participation.
 What is it?
 There are increasing expectations of the potential contribution of social innovation to deal with sustainability challenges and economic downfall. New solutions offered by social entrepreneurs  and civil society networks are often a response to state and market pressures, and expected to enable societal transformation. But how do social innovations contribute to systemic change? Can they help to drive transitions towards more sustainable societies?  How  are social innovations replicated and scaled? What can we learn from social entrepreneurs and others to support change agendas within our organisations? This Masterclass aims to answer these questions by tapping into the latest research and practice on  social innovation and sustainability transitions, drawing from the combined expertise of  the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), the Transition Academy and the Impact Hub network.
 Dates & Location
 The course takes place at the Impact Hub Amsterdam, located in the city of Amsterdam in the beautiful Westerpark, home to many creative, cultural and innovative entrepreneurs. It is 10-15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station by bike or bus, 40 minutes from Schiphol Airport by train & bus. The dates are:

  • Module I: Thursday 25 + Friday 26 + Saturday 27 June 2015
  • Module II: Thursday 29 + Friday 30 + Saturday 31 October 2015
  • Comeback Day: Friday 29 January 2016

 What you’ll learn
 During this course, you will learn to:

  • ANALYSE changes in society from a systemic perspective
  • RECOGNISE and WORK with power dynamics
  • ADAPT new insights, tools and mechanisms
  • INCREASE your personal change capacity, using all of the above

 The course consists of six training days and involves a series of interactive lectures, discussions and participatory methods, in which participants are challenged to apply concepts and insights in their own contexts. The Masterclass is taught by both academics and practitioners, experts in a variety of fields, from sustainability  to social entrepreneurship and transitions.  

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