School of System Change is launching
Basecamp #1 : a seed course for the School of System Change
Applications are open to join Basecamp#1 : a learning journey for 24 timely adventurers from all walks of life, accompanied by a dozen guides, all seeking to stretch their core system change capabilities: diagnosis, strategy, innovation, collaboration, and leadership.
The course will be running part time over 3 months
Basecamp is about applying systems thinking in practice, through case studies, real-life complex sustainability challenges and with coaching and support to implement systemic change in each change-maker’s own context or field of work.
On return from this learning journey, Basecamp adventurers will be
- Capable of mapping, understanding and diagnosing complex systems
- Prepared to make the right choices about when and where to act to purposely create positive change
- Having tested their skills on complex real-life challenges with a strong sustainability focus
- Equipped with a tool-kit of varied approaches and methods for driving systemic change, propagating systems thinking and facilitating collaboration
- Linked to a powerful international network of people and support
- Ready to lead transformational change in their own field
What will I be learning?
|Diagnosis - diagnosing complex sustainability challenges using systems thinking|
|Strategy - designing system change interventions as a strategy for transformation|
|Innovation - developing innovative solutions that seek to create scalable and systemic impact|
|Collaboration - facilitating and building partnerships and coalitions for change|
|Leadership - exploring personal leadership in the context of a complex future|
How much will it cost?
Fees for Basecamp#1 are:
Corporate / central government : £7,500
NGO / social enterprise / public sector : £5,250
Small organisation / freelance / individual : £3,570
30% discount for Forum for the Future Network members
How do I apply?
Fill in the online application form before 23 January 2017.
All applicants will be contacted to take the conversation further.
About the School of System Change
Systems do change. We’re setting off with a purpose: to explore creating the change we want. The School is going to map the emerging field of system change for sustainability, and get (lots) more people and their organisations inspired, geared up and venturing out to implement transformational change. We invite you to come along.
The going may be tough, the visibility poor, the environment fast-changing; as a global community our new skills will help us meet these challenges. Together we will think in systems, design strategies, implement and innovate systemically and reach for wider impact. We will be collaborative, interconnected, learning and leading through practice, and continuously updating our knowledge to match the evolving landscape.
We want to grow the School of System Change with you
We are growing a community of teachers, learners and practitioners. We’d like to hear from you if you’d like to come along.
You’re a sustainability professional or a practitioner from a different sector looking to build your capacity in system change for sustainability.
Businesses and organisations
You’re looking at how to build the capacity of your team, your organisation or your beneficiaries.
Educators and learning institutions
You run a sustainability, social innovation or design related programme and you want to plug in system change content.
Please contact Laura Winn if you're interested to partner with us, learn with us, or just hear more about our plans.
A coalition of sponsors
Our development is funded by Diageo Foundation (lead sponsor), Lankelly Chase and C&A Foundation, with contributions from Forum’s pioneer partners. We’ll be developing our proposition for delivery over the next year. We’ll be piloting flexible content, modules and learning experiences with our Network and Partners, with the intention of launching our first full learning programme in 2017.