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.

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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, the Netherlands.

The Challenge will support you to act upon a sustainability topic you are passionate about. As a participant, you will devise a draft sustainability impact plan two months before the three-day learning experience of the Challenge. During the three-day learning experience, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and talents, and sharpen your impact plan. Inspirational keynote speakers, individual coaching sessions, personal development workshops, a systemic change session, interaction with like-minded people, moments of reflection and much more.

On the second evening of the learning experience, you will be joining the Nudge Global Impact Awards, where you will witness first-hand the impact created by our 2018 alumni. At the same time, you will get the opportunity to network with renowned change makers, the Nudge Advisory Board and an 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 sustainability theme. This year’s theme is ‘Sustainability: The Human Factor. Empowering millennials to lead positive change.’ Please find an explanation about the theme on the home page.

After the three-day learning experience, you will go back to your organisation, having developed a fresh perspective on impact creation, sustainability and leadership. The Nudge Global Impact Challenge is the start of an international support network of like-minded changemakers from all over the world.

The Timeline

Before the three-day learning experience, participants can connect with a buddy (an alumnus/a of the Challenge). During the three-day learning experience in October, the participants work together with coaches, guides, experienced sustainability leaders, peers, and the Nudge team to improve their impact plan and leadership skills. In the six months that will follow the learning experience (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.

Three-day learning experience programme

Nudge’s method to create impact is by connecting Head, Heart and Hands.

World class speakers, challenging assignments, knowledge sharing and inspiration, 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.

We will help you sharpen your impact plan. How? Through the fresh perspective of systems thinking, a friendly consulting session and insights from leadership experts. The participants will 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 boost to the impact they want to create within their organisations or networks.” – Rick Koster, Founder Leaderscope (programme partner of the Challenge)

The Key Learnings

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