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Transformative Leadership in Action

Learn how to do good in an ethnically responsible way, by practicing how to co-create solutions together with affected communities 

Get out of your comfort zone, strengthen your skills and contribute to social impact

We see increasing social disruption around the world. Millions of people are in need of more and better support, but they are still too often not involved in the design of this support!. We all share an ethical responsibility to care for each other, the next generations, and the planet – as individuals, non-profits, businesses and governments. However, even though we are growing more interconnected every day, humanitarian organisations and private businesses are not collaborating sufficiently to resolve social issues around the world. This leads to missed opportunities, and a lot of wasted resources. 

Transformative Leadership in Action offers solutions by promoting global citizenship, creating real social impact and fostering social cohesion and collaboration. The programme brings together a, team of diverse participants who each want to learn and practice how to do good in an ethically responsible way. By asking this group of people from different backgrounds and sectors to share approaches, experiences and ideas, they learn and grow as social impact creators. With this new knowledge and transformational experience, they are then ready to create positive social impact, big or small, within their own community. 

An innovative programme

Blended learning
In this seven-month action-based learning programme, participants study online, and co-create a refugee-led project to put new knowledge into practice. 

Refugee participation

The team includes seven refugees who take on long-term responsibility for the management of the project with additional 12-month training and mentoring support

Transformational change

The diverse team of participants is challenged to leave their comfort zones and strengthen their skills, despite and through their differences

Structured, action-based learning for personal growth

7-month programme: 4 online modules | 1 full-time co-design camp

  • Study online for approx. six hours per week, while remotely collaborating on assignments

  • Each module focuses on a different stage of project cycle management, corresponding with the practical teamwork

  • Receive support from the Same Skies team consisting of experts from diverse fields, project mentors and an individual coach

Are you one of our next participants?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to responsibly 'do good', meanwhile displaying leadership as a socially responsible global citizen​

  • Advanced-level English skills

  • Willingness to leave your comfort zone

  • Open-mindedness, respect & tolerance

  • Commitment to take on responsibility for & ownership over a project for seven months

  • Access to a computer or laptop and stable internet connection & basic computer skills 

Want to get involved in a different way?

  • Employers can support their team members to participate and foster leadership and corporate social responsibility

  • Sponsors can provide scholarships to refugee and low-income participants

Fee: USD 5,500
Includes meals and accommodation during the design camp

Contact us for more information on how you can contribute to positive social impact

The next cohort starts on 2 February 2020

and will work together with the refugee community in Indonesia

Module 1

5 weeks online study to prepare & get to know the team

Module 2 (in Indonesia)

14 days full-time co-design camp

 

Module 3

14 weeks online study & virtual teamwork

Module 4

8 weeks online study & virtual teamwork

Opening of community centre by refugees in Indonesia

Module 5

3 weeks online work to handover to the refugee team, supported by Same Skies

What people say

"During the residential weeks the whole project got from a description to reality. It has made me feel very engaged in the project and I didn't expect we would already do so much in this phase. Engaging in community consultations was special to me; I did not expect to actually already 'work' to this extent on the project, rather than just learn about projects."

                 - Josee Huennekes, 2018 participant

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