We empower people to innovate and co-create positive change in their communities, workplaces and world.
How do we do this? The power of ChangeCamp is in your people: their inspiration and ideas; their experience, skills and tools; and their capacity for “can do” and collaboration with others.
ChangeCamp brings these “doers” together, and creates a dynamic, fertile space for cross-pollination and collaborative self-organisation. This experience helps participants turn ideas into action and amplify the impact of existing initiatives. It can also help them approach an intractable issue with fresh eyes and support.
Most importantly, ChangeCamp helps people build collective ownership of the future for their communities, industries and environment. Together, they create a tomorrow that’s the change we all want to see.
COMMUNITY ChangeCamp taps into the smarts within communities and their capacity to create social change in their local areas.
We connect the dots between residents, governments, the NGO sector and local businesses. This creates thriving social-change ecosystems, which encourage civic innovation and social entrepreneurship. Our partners at The Centre for Civic Innovation can follow up with further support via its programs and networks.
CHALLENGE ChangeCamp is a creative new way to address a complex or intractable issue. These can take the shape of social issues, such as domestic violence and homelessness; industry issues, such as those faced during COVID-19; or environmental issues, such as climate change and sustainability.
This ChangeCamp offers a relaxed, open environment where you can learn how others are working on the same challenge, explore how you can support each other, and maximise the impact of each other’s initiatives.
INDUSTRY ChangeCamp helps you benefit from the full braintrust of your business or industry. This innovative, low-cost format engages your members, executives and stakeholders in co-designing a successful future for your organisation.
Associations can also up their game by using INDUSTRY ChangeCamp to engage a greater depth and diversity of voices, ideas and skills to co-design a better tomorrow. At the end of the day, you will walk away with action plans and teams to deliver them.
Each type of ChangeCamp operates a little differently by activating, facilitating or coordinating change for different groups and challenges. But the people are always the core magic of every ChangeCamp. The format is the formula for every camp’s success.
This format is a participatory workshop-style event that’s created by participants for participants. It enables both the structure for productive, focused discussions and space for collaborative magic to happen.
With the support of ChangeCamp’s experienced facilitators, participants help set the agenda at the beginning of the day, speak at the sessions, and initiate and host a range of “Open Spaces.”
Sessions and Open Spaces are highly interactive discussions, rather than presentations. Hosts encourage participation from participants and event organisers alike. Open Spaces enable participants to follow wherever their topic interest takes them around the venue space.
This flow is nestled within a structure that encourages participants to share ideas at the beginning of the day and then focus on how they might work with others. They round off the day by turning to action and collaborations beyond the camp.
“A great chance to think differently with some inspirational people with shared interests.”
“Brings change makers together to cross pollinate and vibe off each other, and of course get help, support and nourishment.”
“A fresh way of gathering and talking about change.”
"Inspiring, energising, motivating, valuable, fun."
"An inspired opportunity to connect with passionate individuals in a "dynamically structured" way - organic networking through focused discussion."
"A wonderful day of meeting new people and hearing new perspectives."
"It's like a waterhole, where proactive people who care about making a contribution, gather."