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 learning experience in The Netherlands (21, 22, and 23 October 2019). 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 days in October, the participants will work together with coaches, experienced leaders and peers to improve their Impact Plan and leadership skills. In the six months after the three-day 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 in The Netherlands, 21, 22 and 23 October 2019

World class speakers, challenging assignments and intensive guidance 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. Participants will improve their 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.

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

At the end of day three each participant will prepare an impact statement answering: ‘How will you realise your desired impact, using all of your leadership qualities?’ During the three days, participants will go through a process of self-selection to identify the 3 ‘Nudge Impact Creators’ who receive a Nudge Encouragement Prize

‘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.’

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 realising 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 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;

  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.

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

     The Awards      

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 2018 here:

     Visual story 2018