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The Academy of Change Call for Applications is Open – Apply Now!

Are you a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and looking to scale up your impact? Our successful Academy of Change (AoC) programme is a unique opportunity for state-of-the-art knowledge on how to enable sustainable behaviour change in practice. The call for application for the third round of the AoC is open – apply now!

Embracing more sustainable behaviours and lifestyles has never been higher on the agenda. The current Coronavirus pandemic has unravelled the ample potential for behaviour change across societies globally, but also the sustainability challenges and social inequities that we are faced with. Acknowledging the role of people’s behaviours in shaping the most pressing challenges of our times is a first step. The second one is engaging with behaviour change in inspiring, innovative and impact-driven ways.

Aiming to respond to this in a proactive way, our Academy of Change (AoC) has become a unique capacity building programme on behaviour change for a more sustainable future. The programme of the academy is designed for leaders working on climate change and the wider sustainability agenda within the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector. The programme enables participants to incorporate evidence-based expertise and insights about citizen behaviours into their development strategies and projects, thus generating greater impact. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to work on their own behaviour change interventions as they advance through the training.

Since 2017, the Academy of Change trained over 100 NGO practitioners from all over the world, including leaders from Greenpeace International, SlowFood International, WWF and EEB.

The programme is free of charge and will include strategic training, networking opportunities and coaching sessions. The programme will consist of 6 modules, from March to June 2021. Together we will learn about behavioural and decision-making insights, models and tools of understanding and changing behaviours, designing and implementing behaviour change interventions, as well as learn how to evaluate their impact. The content and facilitation of the programme will be delivered by the Academy team, in combination with a line-up of high level keynote speakers, academics and experts who will deliver insight throughout the modules. You can find more details about the Academy programme here.

Due to the limited number of places in the Academy, the participants of the programme will be selected through an open application process to ensure a fair and transparent selection procedure. A group of 40 professionals working for NGOs across the world will be selected. Applications can be sent until 1 January 2021.

Are you part of an NGO covering sustainability and climate topics? Are you looking for new and insightful approaches to boost the impact of your work and accelerate change in sustainable behaviours that really matter? Apply today! We are looking forward to receiving your application and driving change with you!

The Academy of Change (AoC) is a non-profit initiative of the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Behaviour Change (BC) and the International Civil Society Centre (ICSC). The AoC is funded by the KR Foundation.

For further information, please contact Mariana Nicolau.