Module: Narratives of Change and Social Entrepreneurialism

On the 1st of November, the second edition of our masterclass Societal Transitions starts. The intensive 5-day programme involves a series of interactive lectures, discussions and participatory methods. To give you a sneak preview at the curriculum, we share extensive descriptions of the different modules and matching, thought-provoking reads. Stay tuned!

On the first day of the masterclass, we focus on narratives of change and social entrepreneurialism. Tatiana Glad, Msc will introduce the Impact Hub’s origin story, and the work of social entrepreneurs within a broader narrative of systemic change.  We will look at mental models and practices that enable systemic change and new ways of doing business, as well as their practical application in the course of building an initiative (be it a project or an enterprise). Tatiana will address the limitations of ‘change management’ and the prevailing view on ‘organisational change’ in enabling diverse people to engage and act collectively, drawing on working with the Art of Hosting, Holacracy, and Living Systems.

Inspired by state-of-the-art research and practice, dr. Flor Avelino will introduce the theory of transformative social innovation and discuss examples of social movements and translocal networks that are working on social innovation and transformative change in practice (e.g. global ecovillage movement, community energy, slow food, participatory budgeting, etc.). We reflect on the similarities and differences of these different narratives of change. For the last part of the afternoon, we will have a small field trip to engage with a socially entrepreneurial change initiative in Amsterdam and apply our newly learned lenses to unpack its role in systemic impact.

Curious about the complete curriculum? Read the description here. And do you want to participate in the masterclass and drive the change? Apply now – subscription will be closed in the first week of October!