May the Force Be with Us.
Courage and Corporate Activism.
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Join us for our annual learning journey in Berlin
This year, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Change Days. Yes, time flies - what a great and vibrant tribe we have grown into! Have you been an attendee of the BCD or a similar event before? If so, what did it take you to translate your learnings into your work environment? Did you feel like you had to climb the barricades to bring your learnings across? We proudly invite you to a special edition of what some people call the "best change management conference in the world".
We live in times of constant changes. Enormous societal and environmental challenges converge with huge business and organisational challenges, which means pressure is building up from all sides. Fortunately, change agents are also standing up everywhere. Whether they are social or environmental activists, social entrepreneurs, empowered citizens, corporate activists or super-rich entrepreneurs that want to do the right thing, change is everywhere. It is a question of connecting the dots. Joining hands and joining forces. And for those, who haven’t yet, of stepping in. According to scientists we only need 10 percent of the population to hold an unshakable belief, for that belief to be adopted by the majority of the society. Okay, so there are many topics, and many different beliefs. But a healthy planet and healthy, happy people that can earn a decent wage in a just society, is what we all want. Right?
Are you ready to step in? This is our wake-up call, we cannot wait for someone telling us to start. We can't and we don't want to wait for top-down management or political decrees that ask us to change. We must take the change into our own hands. It's time for bottom-up change in society and organizations alike!
In the Berlin Change Days 2018, we will dive deep into the field of corporate and political activism and how this can have an impact on organizations and societies. As it takes courage to climb onto those barricades, we will take time to work on the mind-set and skills we will need for that. In particular we want to work on an attitude that we all need to develop: the courage to take the ownership for the change ahead.
Courage is contagious. One small act of courage can trigger a wave of change beyond the power of individuals. Taking action gives others the permission to do the same. There is no better place to start than within a community of like-minded activists, leaders and change-makers.
Join us for this exciting ride! May the force be with us!
SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS
I would describe the BCD in three words: Wow, wow and wow!
This has been one of the most precious network events, that I have experienced so far!
It was very innovative, fresh and interactive. I enjoyed the fact that knowledge was coming from the group and people who attended were amazing.
I was impressed by the variety of topics relevant to my work and the diversity of people attending.
It's a great event meeting with like minded persons from all over the world. Happy to meet some friends and share life and work experiences every year.
Great conference, amazing people, true conversations.
A place to get new inspiration.
It was a wonderful experience that will inspire me in my work with new ideas and perspectives.
Beautiful hearts coming together and leaving connected, enriched and transformed.
It was such a great opportunity to meet fantastic people and learn new things. It inspired me to think about all the possibilities for change management.
It was an intense time with lots of input and the ability to meet incredible like-minded people. I took a lot of input and impulses with me, as much for my professional development as for my personal development. Thanks a lot for that!
Fantastic people, great venue and an inspirational and diverse program.
Excellent to meet so many like minded professionals and such an excellent cross section of diverse passionate change makers.