No matter how good your ideas for social change are on paper, putting them into practice requires another set skills and competencies.

Direct experimentation helps further shape your ideas for change, but questions remain:

How do you keep your team empowered to pursue their creative efforts?

How do you maintain motivation and enthusiasm?

How do you learn and adapt along the way, without losing sight of the initial appeal and drive?

How do you resolve tensions in relations when working with diverse personalities, skills and expectations?

Being able to deal with the challenges that arise during experimentation processes, turns out to be crucial for the development and sustainability of the innovation you wish to achieve. The SIC Social Learning Relay combines a full day thematic workshop with an online peer-to-peer learning relay (‘the act of passing something along’). You bring in a challenge you are facing around experimentation processes and SIC provides fertile ground for you to boost your knowledge in this area and learn from and with the other participants.

Experimentation relay



The relay will start with a full day kick-off workshop in Zagreb, Croatia on the 15th of March. The workshop will combine informative & inspiring lectures, with work sessions in which you will practice with a number of tools. During the workshop, you will get to know the other participants, deepen your learning question and form smaller groups before embarking on the online learning relay.

The relay period consists of 4-5 rounds of one week, in which each group provides input to the learning question of one of the participants in their group. At the end of the relay period, each person has given help to all her/ his group mates.

For who?

The workshop and relay are aimed at social innovation practitioners; members of initiatives and networks for social change; those “agents of social change”, working in multidisciplinary teams on developing sustainable impact and others having experience in participating or facilitating experimental processes (e.g. co-creation, design thinking). Keep in mind that the number of places is limited to 25 and are allocated on a ¨first come, first served basis˝.

Find out more and apply: 

The second relay is organised by Social Innovation Lab (SIL) in collaboration with DRIFT as part of SIC (Social Innovation Community). For more information about the relay, visit the SIC website.

To apply to take part in this free workshop complete and submit the online application form by March 1st, 2018.

Social Innovation Community (SIC)


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