About the Challenge

Why the Nudge Global Impact Challenge?

A good leader needs vision and strategy:
What kind of future do we want?

We live in drastically changing times. Resources are becoming scarce, climate change is a reality, fair distribution of wealth is one of the major topics. Things must change immediately. We need a shift in business models, but also innovative and connective leaders to make this happen.

The Nudge Global Impact Challenge aims to empower a new generation of leaders that are able to create change, instill impact, embed sustainability and positively influence organisations and society. The Challenge helps them develop the skills and competencies they need to become influencers and change makers.

What is the Nudge Global Impact Challenge?

An eight-month development programme (August 2019 – April 2020) for 90 young professionals from all over the world, about leadership, sustainability and impact creation. The highlight of the programme is a three-day life changing learning experience for the leaders of the future that will be held from 21 – 23 October 2019 in Zeist, Netherlands.

As a participant, you will come up with your own impact plan you want to realise two months before the Challenge. During the three-day learning experience, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and talents through your impact plan, by discussing your leadership capacity assessment, teamwork, coaching sessions, various workshops and interacting with like-minded people.

On the second evening of the experience, you will have the chance to attend the Nudge Global Impact Awards, where you will witness first-hand the impact created by our 2017 alumni and get the opportunity to network with renowned change makers, the Nudge Advisory Board and assemblage of CEOs from all over the world. The Awards are an integral part of Nudge’s mission to redefine success in business and work on behavioral change. 

Every year, the Challenge focuses on a particular theme surrounding the topic of sustainability. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainability: The Human Factor. Empowering millennials to lead positive change.’ If you want to learn more about the theme, you can find the explanation on the home page.

After the three-day learning experience is complete, you will go back to your organisation, having developed a fresh perspective on impact, sustainability and leadership, as well as the motivation to make a difference. The Nudge Global Impact Challenge will be the start of an international network of like-minded changemakers from all over the world. You will be ready to make a difference wherever you are in the world.

The Timeline

In the two months before the participants come to The Netherlands (August – September 2019), they will work on their Sustainability Impact Plan. During the three-day learning experience in October, they work together with coaches, experienced leaders and peers to improve their Impact Plan and leadership skills. In the six months that will follow (November 2019 – April 2020), the participants will work on the realisation of their plans to create as much impact as possible. Nudge and programme partner LeaderScope will support all participants during the entire process.

The three-day learning experience

World class speakers, challenging assignments, intensive guidance and networking opportunities are the main ingredients of the unique three-day learning experience from 21 – 23 October. We have built this programme with a strong focus on Leadership, Sustainability and Impact and how they are connected.

As a participant, you will improve your Impact Plans through fresh perspectives from Systems Thinking, Nudge’s method of creating impact by connecting Head, Heart and Hands, and insights from key leadership thinkers. During the three days, you will go through a process of self-selection to identify the 3 ‘Nudge Impact Creators’ who will receive a Nudge Encouragement Prize. The purpose of the programme is to help the participants enhance three key leadership qualities: building bridges, communicating a compelling vision and creating commitment to act.

At the end of the learning experience, you will prepare an impact statement answering:
‘How will you realise your desired impact, using all of your leadership qualities?’

‘The Nudge Global Impact Challenge enhances the leadership skills in sustainability of the participants, so they are better equipped to give a boost to the impact they want to create within their organisations or networks.’

The Benefits of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge

After the three-day learning experience, you will have:

  created excellent ideas to enrich your Sustainability Impact Plan

increased the courage to act authentically in realising your dreams and creating real impact

developed leadership skills in sustainability (building bridges, communicating a compelling vision and creating commitment to act)

 been inspired by top sustainability and leadership experts who give insights and tools on leadership in sustainability

 been motivated by other participants through shared experiences in leadership in sustainability

 networked with like-minded individuals

After the eight-month development programme, you will:

  understand better how Systems Thinking can support you to see the big picture and give a nudge at the right moment to the right person

be able to create more energetic teams

have increased your possibilities to change people’s behaviours through inspiration by touching Head, Heart and Hands

have completed your Sustainability Impact Plan

be able to create real impact with added value

have made friends for life