Changemakers Academy gathered the first team of Changemakers in Plovdiv

Systemic thinking, negotiation skills, U-theory, World caffe’, Ideas lab – empathic leadership, night challenge and a meeting in the Municipality for the creation of an innovative vision for the social services in the city of Plovdiv are just the cherry on top of the ice-cream.

From June 5th till the 8th, the City under the hills was taken over by the Changemakers and the team of Ideas Factory. For a second consecutive year during “mission Change” Ideas Factory took up the task to support the “agents” with everything that the lecturers we invite, and us, know about social change and the effectiveness of the processes undergoing big changes. The group consisted of the teams – winners of the Social Innovation Challenge and those of the candidates who amazed us with their interesting and insightful ideas.

The results: a community of happy, confident and connected people, charged with the enthusiasm to resolve problems and take up various challenges. To the question “From 1 to 100, what number would you say best represents your motivation to continue your work/project for social change after the Academy?” 97% answered “with 120”.

Lecturers in the Academy were Ralph Boelke, Tsvetana Chakarova (Amsterdam), Filka Sekulova (Autonomus University of Barcelona) and Asen Nenov. The event opened Dzhema Barukh – CEO of the Plovdiv Foundation 2019.

We would like to remind you that if you feel you are a Changemaker, you can become part of the miracle, since there are two more Academies in Bourgas (4th – 7th of September) and Vratsa (2nd – 5th of October).

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