Join the School of System Change

Basecamp#8 Europe will be kicking off in Brussels on 14th January 2020 and applications will be opening shortly. Find out more about Basecamp#8 here.

You can also express your interest for Basecamp#9 (USA, starting in March 2020) and Basecamp#10 (UK, starting in May 2020) and other upcoming programmes in Asia through this form here.


Is this for me?

For each programme we are looking for inspired and intrepid individuals from business, not-for-profits, public sector organisations and other enablers of change to form a strong cohort of twenty participants.

 The network you plug into (participants, workshop facilitators and the organizers) is incredible!  Gina LaMotte, Ecorise

What will I learn?

Basecamp will help you navigate five core capabilities for system change, introducing you to a variety of tools and methods to lead ambitious initiatives and engage others. You will learn with a dozen high-level system change thinkers and practitioners pioneering this field across the world.

Many of the tools introduced have been great organizing tools even if we take them out of the framework of "systems change" so I have been able to apply my learnings to my work in many ways.  Eddie Junsay, Power Shift Network

This is an applied learning programme, where you will first have the opportunity to try out new skills on a complex Fieldwork project we source with our partners, and then embed new practices in your own work.

 It was really unique to acquire skills to enable change and build consensus, not technical sustainability knowledge which goes out of date.  Elizabeth Howarth, Transport for London

What is the structure of the course?

  • A six month learning journey
  • Two in-person sessions at the beginning and in the middle
  • A collaborative team Fieldwork project after the first in-person session, lasting six weeks
  • Online learning with peer coaching and support from the School of System Change team

The School provided a constant prompt to put theory into practice and learn from it.  Rachel Jetel, We Mean Business

How much does it cost?

  • Corporate / philanthropy / central government: £7,500 or $9,000 or €8,400
  • NGO / social enterprise / public sector: £5,250 or $6,300 or €5,880
  • Small organisation / freelance / individual: £3,750 or $4,500 or €4,200.

A 30% discount from this full fee is offered to corporate and government partners of Forum for the Future and DRIFT.

VAT does not apply

Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the course fees, with the exception of your accommodation during the residential in-person session in January.

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