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Masterclass Social Innovation and Sustainability

Societal transitions – A Masterclass in Social Innovation & Sustainability

Ain intensive five day course in fall 2015 by DRIFT, Transition Academy & ImpactHub Amsterdam

This fall 2015, the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and the Transition Academy cooperate with entrepreneurial network ImpactHub Amsterdam to offer a 5 day Masterclass on Societal Transitions for professionals, researchers and practitioners. The course combines a critical and theoretical perspective on sustainability transitions and social innovation, with pragmatic tools and insights from transition management and business. Sustainability will be powered by The Natural Step approach and delivered by FUTURE-PROOFinc.

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

FOR WHO?

This Masterclass is designed for a diverse combination of professionals, researchers, and practitioners.  We believe systemic change needs multifarious perspectives. We therefore invite civil servants, entrepreneurs, community leaders, students, researchers, urban planners, facilitators, consultants, project leaders, sustainability activists and managers. You represent a variety of contexts but share a strong commitment to being in a learning trajectory that combines intellectual input with active participation.

WHAT IS IT?

This Masterclass is designed for a diverse combination of professionals, researchers, and practitioners.  We believe systemic change needs multifarious perspectives. We therefore invite civil servants, entrepreneurs, community leaders, students, researchers, urban planners, facilitators, consultants, project leaders, sustainability activists and managers. You represent a variety of contexts but share a strong commitment to being in a learning trajectory that combines intellectual input with active participation.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” 

– Albert Einstein

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.

FacultyProf. Dr. Ir. Jan Rotmans (DRIFT), Prof. Dr. Maarten Hajer (PBL, UvA),  Prof.  Dr. Derk Loorbach (DRIFT), Tatiana Glad Msc (Impact Hub), Dr. Niki Frantzeskaki (DRIFT), Edwin Janssen MSc. BA (The Natural Step Nederland, FUTURE-PROOFinc.), Dr. Flor Avelino (DRIFT), Sabine Oberhuber (Turntoo), and Drs. Mr. Marjan Minnesma MBA (Urgenda) .

PROGRAMME

The course consists of 10 thematic modules, over 4½  days and 2 evenings.
Introduction webinar:
Tue Sept 8 – 1½ hour (16:30-18:00 CEST)
Course days:
Wed 28 Oct, Thu 29 Oct, Fri 30 Oct,
Sat 31 Oct
Comeback day & network drinks:
Fri 11 Dec

PROGRAMME

The course consists of 10 thematic modules, spread out over 4½ days and 2 evenings. The modules involve 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. The course will be guided by Dr. Flor Avelino (DRIFT) and Tatiana Glad (Impact Hub),

Material: a digital reading package and learning case assignment is shared before start of the course.

Participants who complete the course will be granted a certificate from the Transition Academy.

PRICE

€2,231 (ex. BTW)
(€2,700 incl. BTW)
*incl. lunches & 2 dinners

TO REGISTER

Visit bit.ly/mcsotra or email: bram.pauwels@impacthub.net

You can download the brochure here.

FULL PROGRAMME

Tue 8 Sep  
Introduction to the Course | Webinar – 1½ hour (16:30-18:00 CEST)
Wed 28 Oct
Striving for Systemic Impact Social Entrepreneurship and Beyond | Tatiana Glad – Impact Hub Amsterdam
Sustainability Transitions & Systems Thinking | Flor Avelino – DRIFT
Sustainability: The Natural Step approach | Edwin Janssen – The Natural Step
Thu 29 Oct  
Circular Economy & Business | Sabine Oberhuber – Turntoo
Transitions in Action: the Urgenda Experiences | Marjan Minnesma – Urgenda 
Power & Empowerment in Transition | Flor Avelino & Tatiana Glad
Fri 30 Oct 
Urban Transition Management | Derk Loorbach – DRIFT & Niki Frantzeskaki – DRIFT
Transformative Potential of Sustainable and Smart Urbanism | Maarten Hajer – PBL, University of Amsterdam
Sat 31 Oct 
Synthesis & Moving Forward | Tatiana Glad & Flor Avelino
Fri 11 Dec
Integration and Application, including Pitches of Learning Cases | Jan Rotmans – DRIFT, Flor Avelino & Tatiana Glad (possible to attend via online stream)
In Times of Transition: the Role of Change Makers | Jan Rotmans (possible to attend via online stream)

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