welcome to the

young visionaries academy

welcome to the young visionaries academy

Our goal is to develop Change Leaders who can create Social Impact by addressing the global challenges our world faces today. We aim to do this through our innovative and experiential Post-Graduate Diploma in Change Leadership and Social Innovation. This 9-month practical programme provides participants with the opportunity to learn by observing and interning  at some of the most creative, new social ventures in Europe and the Middle East, while at the same time, to acquire first-hand invaluable knowledge from master practitioners.

Next Programme:                     Application Deadline:                      Locations:

          January to September 2020                September 2019             Greece | Turkey | Romania


The Young Visionaries Academy – CHANGE LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL INNOVATION programme  – is an action in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all as they address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, quality education for all, prosperity, peace and justice.    In order to achieve these Goals by the target year of 2030, we must change our habits as a society and as a global community.  The mission of the Young Visionaries Academy is to develop Change Leaders that can create the Social Innovations needed to achieve Agenda 2030 and thus help to build a better, more sustainable world for the future.


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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 innovation and 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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