Centred on the question of how universities can be a positive force for transformation and change towards a more sustainable future.

The programme invited participants to explore the specific challenges of Inter and transdisciplinary knowledge and co-creation, and reflect on the skills and dispositions required by researchers and practitioners in order to cross boundaries, sectors and paradigms.

This experience of this exploration was the starting point for a process of envisioning of a civic learning institution capable of enabling education, research and learning in permanent support of sustainable development.


The co-creation activities combined dialogues on case studies, brought by participants, focusing on one or more SDG, and include group activities aimed at crystallising and prototyping the future of university. Approaches such as Theory U, Three Horizon and Design Thinking methods were used for group facilitation.

Participants explored:

  • core concepts and practices of Theory U
  • methods and tools to sense and seize future opportunities
  • the deeper journey of their personal and professional life, to be a more effective leader and change-maker in their own environment
  • practices to expand their attention

Through interactive presentations, reflective exercises, peer coaching, and embodiment practices, participants learnt and applied the capacities of deep leadership that help change-makers transcend old behaviour patterns, realise new possibilities, and facilitate innovation and transformation.

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