Meeting the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals calls for unprecedented transformations. These transformations depend on our capacity to design and implement projects that can shift systems and cultures.

We need people to realize their leadership potential, shape systems and move beyond business as usual approaches. We need collaborations that foster our inner capacities and leadership skills to strategically align projects and initiatives.

Working closely with renowned leadership development practitioner and expert, Dr Monica Sharma, you will learn practical principles, templates and tools that can be used to turn passion into action and create measurable short- and long-term change.

It’s been life changing, creating change in the world requires a mix of emotional and intellectual intelligence. And what I love about this workshop is that it mixes the two. ... If you are a change agent, this is the right place for you.
— Larry Best, Rise Together Bay Area course participant

You will learn how to:

- Design projects to simultaneously solve problems and shift systems and cultural norms.

- Activate shared values, such as dignity, equity, and compassion to generate measurable results.

- Shift the narrative on issues such as climate change, equity.

- Activate the power and potential of people around you to develop transformative solutions.

- Move past simply managing projects to leading long-lasting transformational change.

- You will also develop a network of partners with the capacity, trust, power, and skills to create enduring change.



Three intensive 3-day workshops accompanied by regular supported group calls between sessions:

Session 1: Being Change, 26-28 March 2019

Session 2: Designing Change, 4-6 June 2019

Session 3: Leading Change, 3-5 September 2019

Full program

Who should participate

Individuals working on sustainability and climate change-related issues and projects. If you work in government, education, research, civil society, business, media and communications, the arts, or activism, we encourage you to apply.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of leadership and experience. We particularly encourage participants willing to show up with a beginner’s mind.

Discounts of 10% per person are available for teams of two or more from the same organisation.

Applying the learning

Participants are asked to bring a project or “breakthrough initiative” to focus on during the workshops. This can be a specific project you are already working on or one that you would like to develop to have an impact in the area of sustainability.

The goal is to connect personal transformations with societal transformations by applying tools and templates presented in the workshop to a specific change initiative.

Between the three intensive sessions, participants will work with a trained coach and two other participants to apply the learning to their everyday practices and sharpen their skills to create enduring change. (For more see Weekly Calls under Program).


30,000 NOK (MVA not applicable)
Includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea breaks.

Discounts of 10% per person are available for teams of two or more from the same organisation.

Tekna Klima members are entitled to a 20% discount.

A limited number of full and partial scholarships may also be available. Please indicate your interest in being considered for a scholarship or financial support on the application form.

There is no cancellation fee for withdrawal after submitting the form; however, no refund will be granted once the fee is paid.

All participants should commit to attending all days in all three sessions. All of the sessions are interlinked and work as building blocks for the next. Please contact us to discuss if you see a problem attending all sessions.


This workshop will take place in Oslo, a city recognized for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Oslo has been named the European Green Capital for 2019.

Session 1: Being Change, 26-28 March 2019
Forstanderskapsalen, at Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo.

Session 2: Designing Change, 4-6 June 2019
Gymsalen, at Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo.

Session 3: Leading Change, 3-5 September 2019
Gymsalen, at Sentralen, Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo.



We may be able to access a discount on some accommodation in Oslo via the hub where we are based. The amount of discount depends on the time of year and availability and is not necessarily the cheapest accommodation option. But if you would like us to explore this for you, write to leonie.goodwin@cchange.no.


There are numerous articles describing Monica’s work and approach: