welcome to

young visionaries academy

welcome to young visionaries academy

The aim of the Young Visionaries Academy is to provide young people with the skills and tools they need to envisage the possible, plausible, society they want to live in, to create it using people-centered strategies, to take the necessary actions to change the current social structure, and to be leaders of the society they have created. The emphasis of the program therefore is on social innovations and transformation to create a better society, a better world, in which young people have a leading role in creating.

The Young Visionary Academy is being delivered around the world in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. In order to achieve these Goals by the target 2030, we must change our habits as a society, as a global community.  The ChangeLeader Programme of the Young Visionaries Academy is an action taken in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.


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transformative scenario planning

Transformative scenario planning offers a new way to work together to change the future. As such, this module will focus on providing participants with the tools they need to envision possible, probable and plausible future scenarios for the society in which they live and to build on their preferred future.

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design thinking for social innovations

Design Thinking is a relatively new approach being used to tackle complex problems. It incorporates constituent insights in depth as well as rapid prototyping aimed at getting beyond the assumptions that block effective solutions.

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social innovations vs social entrepreneurship

Being socially innovative and running a ‘social enterprise’ are distinctly different although these terms are often used interchangeably when discussing organisations and businesses that pursue social objectives. This module then, will clarify the distinctiveness of each term and the qualities that go into making them distinct.

leading societies through change and into the future

Visionary leadership is key to the success of social innovations. This module then, will focus on the skills necessary to lead societies to achieve the preferred future scenario. It will look at leadership styles and provide participants with the tools to analyse and understand their own leadership style.

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A unique experience, offered in collaboration with world-class institutions from Denmark, Germany, and United Kingdom 

  • Certificate awarded after each module by the respective teaching institution
  • Diploma awarded by the International Society of Change Leaders after completion of all four modules
  • Individualised mentoring and coaching
  • Team projects to put in practice learnings from the modules
  • Meetings with professionals in the field of social innovations and social entrepreneurship
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