The programme

The Programme

The Nudge Global Impact Challenge aims to inspire and develop leaders in sustainability. True agents of change who will create impact with and within their organisation.

Eight-month development programme

The Nudge Global Impact Challenge is an eight-month development programme for young professionals. The highlight of the programme is a three-day life-changing experience in The Netherlands. Two months before the participants come to The Netherlands, they will work on their Sustainability Impact Plan. In the six months after the three-day Nudge Global Impact Challenge, the participants will work on the realisation of their plans and create as much impact as possible. Nudge and programme partner LeaderScope will support all participants during the entire process.

Three-day learning experience in The Netherlands

World class speakers, challenging assignments and intensive guidance are the main ingredients of the unique three-day learning experience from 15 – 17 October. We have built this programme with a strong focus on Leadership, Sustainability and Impact and how they are connected.

The participants will enhance three key leadership qualities: building bridges, communicating a compelling vision and creating commitment to act.

Each participant will prepare a leadership statement at the end of day three answering: ‘How will you realise your desired impact, using all of your leadership qualities?’ The top 3 young global leaders in sustainability will be selected by a jury, based on the observations from participants and assessors during the three-day learning experience.


The Nudge Global Impact Challenge not only enhances the leadership skills in sustainability of the participants, it also gives a boost to the impact the participating organisation wants to create.

What do the participants of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge learn?

At the end of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge, you as a participant will…

  have created excellent ideas to enrich your Sustainability Impact Plan;

  have increased the courage to act authentically in realizing your dreams and creating real impact;

  have developed leadership skills in sustainability. These skills are in particular building bridges, communicating a compelling vision and creating commitment to act;

  understand better how system thinking can support you to see the big picture and give the right nudge at the right moment to the right person;

  be able to create energetic teams;

  have increased your possibilities to change people’s behaviors through inspiration;




  be inspired by top sustainability and leadership experts who give insights and tools for leadership in sustainability;

  be inspired by other participants by shared experiences in leadership in sustainability;

  have made friends for life;

  have selected – together with the Dragons’ Den, jury members, other participants and assessors – the Best 3 Global Young Leaders in Sustainability who show the greatest ability to build bridges, communicate a compelling vision and create the commitment to act.

Learn more about the Summit on the second evening of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge here:

     The Summit      

Learn more about the Venue, Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre, The Netherlands, here:

     The venue      

Learn more about the keynote speakers, team members and personal coaches here:

     Keynote speakers      

Look at the Visual Story of the three days of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2017  here:

     Visual story 2017