School of System Change

We know that growing a global community of change agents is our best chance to accelerate a transition to a sustainable future. Want to know more?

Join the School of System Change

The School has a range of learning offers depending on the level of system change practice in your work. The School’s curriculum is underpinned by the five core capabilities needed for systems change.

Basecamp

Basecamp is our flagship six-month learning journey to help change leaders navigate complex challenges, map and diagnose systems and engage others with far-reaching change processes. It is designed for individuals from business, non-profits, public sector organisations and philanthropy who are working on a specific sustainability challenge. 

Basecamp gives you an opportunity to apply your learning to your own work and try new frameworks and models in a supportive environment. The course is usually delivered through a combination of in-person and online sessions (currently fully online during the covid-19 pandemic), with a mixture of small group activities, independent reflection and one-to-one coaching. 

In each Basecamp cohort we aim for a group of 20-25 participants representing a wide range of sectors, contexts, and expertise. Participants are normally selected through an application and interview process.

Upcoming Basecamp programmes:

  • Basecamp Americas Spring 2022 -  Applications for the upcoming learning experience coming soon! This Basecamp is for changemakers from all sectors from the Americas. Sessions are planned around between US Eastern and Pacific time zones, but you can participate from anywhere! Now accepting applications!

  • Basecamp Europe 2022 - New for 2022, we will be piloting a modular version of our core Basecamp programme, to enable greater flexibility for our participants. Courses will be run from the UK, Continental Europe and Eastern Europe, meaning those that are online can be accessible to anyone from a compatible time-zone (from UTC to UTC+5). Express your interest!

Closed Basecamp programmes:

  • Basecamp Europe Autumn 2021 - an online learning experience in partnership with DRIFT Transitions Academy kicking off in September 2021. Applications are now open to changemakers from all sectors who are looking to grow their impact. Sessions are planned around European time zones, but you can participate from anywhere! Applications are now closed.


  • Basecamp for Health System Transformation - New for 2021, we are launching a Basecamp specifically focused on health, in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation. The fully virtual learning experience will kick off in May and is open to health systems leaders from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Applications are now closed.

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Investors in Change

The School alongside its co-initiating partners are launching Investors in Change—a three modular learning journey about systemic change for funders from philanthropy, impact investing, and public sector starting in early March 2021. 

Investors in Change started with Module 1 running from March to April 2021. Module 2 and 3 ran from June to September 2021. Each five-week module is structured with kickoff and closing weeks and three weeks of peer learning group calls and coaching support in between. Express your interest for the next 2022 offering!


Spark

Spark is a course and coaching package for experienced system change practitioners who are looking to inspire and facilitate others to start their systems change journey. This programme is suited to individuals who have an intermediate level of systems change practice - whether gathered through the School of System Change Basecamp or a similar programme - or through extensive applied learning in facilitating change with a systems lens. We are offering two Spark programmes in two different geographies: UK/Europe and the Americas.

Upcoming Spark programmes:


Compass

Compass is a 3-month long online learning journey run in collaboration with Marine CoLABoration, focused on growing the change making capabilities of practitioners in the marine and coastal sectors. Applications are now closed. 


Navigators

Navigators is a peer learning convening for experienced facilitators of systemic learning. These sessions explore how to support others as they deepen their system change practice and how to create spaces that nurture inquiry and facilitate practical yet reflective learning. 

Upcoming Navigators convening: