STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS

Get future-ready & thrive in a rapidly changing world

Learn about sustainability principles
Develop 21st Century Skills
Become a changemaker
Go on an adventure

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace. Professions we have come to rely on will cease to exist.

Jobs are emerging that we never thought of. Travel has shaken up cultural norms. The climate is changing and the future is becoming increasingly unpredictable.

In the midst of all this uncertainty, the resilient ones, the ones who thrive will be those who:

  1. Have a sustainability mindset
  2. Explore their purpose and passion
  3. Master 21st Century skills

You too can thrive in a changing world. Attend our programmes to find your route to resilience.

Programmes

Our programmes take you on a longer journey and dive deeply into the topics of sustainability and systems thinking. Recommended for transformational change.

Our Sygnature Skills and Sygnature Action Programmes are the equivalent of a Duke of Edinburgh or President’s Award programme at Silver Level.
DURATION: 60 HOURS or 3-6 MONTHS

In this programme participants learn key concepts in resilience, sustainable development, complexity and systems thinking, and develop strategic intelligence and scenario planning skills to drive positive change and build resilience. Participants not only walk away feeling confident to lead sustainably but are also supported in conceptualising how to put their knowledge into action and start social action projects in their classrooms, workplace, communities or homes.

DURATION: 3 – 6 DAYS

An immersive journey in nature and communities that provides opportunities to experience systems thinking and complexity theory in action, learn from eco-systems, circular economies, and transition towns, and develop familiarity with the interconnectivity of the natural environment, social and economic systems.

Gain insight into what your role in the world is. Just as nature adapts within certain boundaries, connect to your own resilience, agility and adaptability.

DURATION: 6 – 9 MONTHS

A structured programme of how to put knowledge of sustainability into practice: identifying, planning, and executing a social action project. Participants are mentored throughout the experience and walk away with greater project management ability and confidence.

Workshops

Our workshops vary in length from 1 hour to 2 days depending on how deeply you are looking to explore a topic. Recommended for introductions or specific deep dive sessions.

The Foundations

DURATION: 1 HOUR – 1 DAY

What is meant by dynamic sustainability and why you need to consider social, economic and environmental parameters to ensure future-readiness.

DURATION: 1 HOUR – 1 DAY

Understanding geological time, climate change, the paradox of carbon and the global context of the challenges we face.

DURATION: 1 HOUR – 1 DAY

Engage with the SDGs through a recreation of the UN’s approach to identify the goals.

DURATION: 1 HOUR – 2 DAYS

A peek into what the world will be like in the future and what skills you need to start developing now.

21st Century Skills Development

DURATION: 1 HOUR – 1 DAY

An introduction to the principles for sustainable leadership and mechanisms that strengthen ideal behaviour.

DURATION: ½ DAY – 1 DAY

Identify your Passions and Abilities with what the world Values – the SDGs, and discover opportunities that energise you and contribute towards the community’s sustainability.

DURATION: 2 – 4 HOURS

Using personality preference tools, identify and understand your own and others’ personality preferences and how to embrace diversity.

DURATION: ½ DAY – 1 DAY

Learn to engage in difficult and courageous conversations. Deconstruct the complexity and develop the vocabulary to move forward.

Experiential

DURATION: ½ DAY – 2 DAYS

Learning from our environment (ecosystems, biodiversity and their adaptive capacities), we explore our adaptive capacities and build personal resilience.

DURATION: 1 – 2 DAYS

An adventurous journey, exploring intra-personal socio-emotional competencies, including cultural awareness of diverse socio-economic contexts, and realities.

DURATION: 1 – 2 DAYS

Mimicking nature, see how complementary skills and cohesive structures strengthen teams and can lead to greater outcomes than the potential efforts of each of us as individuals.

DURATION: 1 – 2 DAYS

Using river systems as a vehicle to understand the principles of sustainability in an urban context, participants discover the importance and interconnectedness of catchment systems within and between the natural and built environments.

The outings taught me how you can make a difference even if you don't have a lot of money. I enjoyed the creativity of solutions.

Participant

The social action taught me about working together. It taught me that if an impactful leader believes in something, it is almost certain that their followers will believe it too. Leadership is critical for impact.

Participant

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