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course becoming change agents: values and skills for the future

2-7 June 2014, MADRID

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about eoi Established in 1955, EOI Business School was the first business school in Spain and is one of the trailblazers in Europe. The School has been a pioneer in developing specialized training programmes on business skills and sustainability. EOI’s commitment to business development and knowledge creation goes back some 50 years. The School’s participation in the modernization of the Spanish economy has led it to become one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. To date more than 50,000 professionals have been trained at the School, a number of whom now occupy senior positions in important national and international organizations. To constantly evolve and adapt to the changing society in which it operates, EOI bases its training options on four basic core themes: Sustainability, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology. EOI seeks to convey values that are tuned with a society in constant transformation. Our teaching model is closely related to new global realities and uses methodologies that are committed to an open, digital and participatory teaching method. Our experience has established us as an institution of reference in postgraduate education. At the same time our commitment and vision make us a key school for training future generations of managers and leaders with responsibility for taking us forward into a more social, sustainable and digital world.

the BCA program “Becoming Change Agents: Values and Skills for the Future” Open to postgraduate students, social innovators and dynamic entrepreneurs from around the world, this new 6-month programme aims to look creatively at global development challenges and, by drawing on the different geographical, cultural and disciplinary viewpoints of course participants, design responses to the complex challenges facing society, economy and our planet. EOI’s core themes are at the centre of the BCA programme:

Sustainability Addressing economic, social and environmental challenges holistically

Entrepreneurial Spirit Unleashing individual abilities to address our common challenges

Innovation and Creativity Developing products, processes, positions and paradigms that make a difference

Technology Using ICTs as tools to support positive change

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programme design The BCA programme has been designed as a learning journey with three key stages. 1.  Reflection on global issues and challenges 2. Exploration of ideas for promoting positive and lasting change 3. Development of concrete group action plans to put meaningful ideas into practice These three stages will be explored through a range of exciting learning methodologies, including the U theory, Design Thinking, Art of Hosting, Appreciative Inquiry and other key social innovation methodologies. As well as plenary learning sessions, participants will spend time working in project groups with a dedicated tutor who will mentor them throughout the course.

The Programme is structured as follows: •  A  6-day residential exchange (June 2-7, 2014): in which participants are encouraged to deepen their knowledge about global challenges through creative multi-disciplinary exchanges such as: open talks, webinars, facilitated discussion, debates, workshops, games, role-plays, practical exercises and site visits. These activities are intended to promote reflection and the emergence of new ideas for addressing challenges which are captured in group action plans. •  A  5-month virtual planning period (July-November, 2014): where participants work together through a webbased Community of Practice to develop their action plans further. Mentors will be allocated to support each group and options provided for cross-group exchanges. Groups will be expected to provide regular updates on their work and respond to questions from mentors and peers. •  F inal Project submission (December 12, 2014): participants submit a creative presentation that shares their work and its ambitions for future change.

The Final Project involves the development of innovative products, services or experiences that will have a significant impact on human lives


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Residential exchange snapshot The 6-day residential exchange will be structured around the following sequential sessions: •  P  rogramme taster and connection space: to introduce the programme and enable participants to get to know one another. •  S  ession 1: Visions of the future: to encourage participants to share different perspectives of the kind of future they would like to see and develop a common vision for change. The session will be conducted in groups that come together in a final plenary to share their views and draw out common themes and focus areas. •  S  ession 2: Exploring the challenges: an open plenary brainstorm discussion in which participants share their perceptions of challenges. Impediments to attaining a shared vision of the future will be examined in order to understand and analyse factors that limit action. •  S  ession 3: Rising to the challenge - taking responsibility for the future: work in small groups to look at enablers for change. Facilitated support will be provided in a final plenary that encourages participants to focus on their opportunities and responsibility for action.

•  S  ession 4: Making change - practical ideas for action: a World Café format to explore and develop concrete project ideas for change and develop a set of common themes for group projects. •  S  ession 5: Skills and tools for change: a variety of presentations/workshops/exercises that share practical ways of assisting the development of new projects, including: social Innovation/inclusive business; social entrepreneurship and economics; multistakeholder partnerships; behavioural sciences; intellectual honesty and critical thinking. •  S  ession 6: Action planning for the future: group work with tutors to prepare practical action plans for projects that will be developed during the virtual planning period. These sessions will be accompanied by a series of interactive activities including site visits and talks from visiting speakers. Participants will also spend time working in their project groups with dedicated tutors and mentors.

There has never been a better time to be a Change Agent Let’s enjoy exploring how we can become one!!


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core staff Leda Stott

Guadalupe de la Mata

I am a specialist in multi-stakeholder collaboration and international development. Currently Director of the International Masters in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility (IMSD) at the EOI Business School in Madrid, I research and review partnership projects internationally and conduct partnership teaching and training activities for donor agencies, businesses, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and government departments.

I have a multidisciplinary approach to social innovation based on my extensive career helping businesses, people and ideas worldwide. I have been Board member of various microfinance banks and worked for more than 15 years leading social innovation, poverty reduction and microfinance projects worldwide as senior employee of international development institutions, such as the European Investment Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

I have worked extensively as a partnership expert for the European Commission, am a Senior Associate of Building Partnerships for Development (BPD) and The Partnering Initiative, as well as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Technology and Development at the Technical University of Madrid. My publications include the European Commission’s EQUAL Guide for Development Partnerships; Working Together, A Critical Analysis of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa and The Partnering with Governments Navigator, Building effective collaboration with the public sector in Africa.

I love teaching and supporting change agents and over the last 10 years have been a visiting professor and tutor for social entrepreneurship projects at several universities, including the Instituto de Empresa, EOI and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a judge for several social entrepreneurship competitions including IE Net Impact Challenge and Young Social Entrepreneur Competition (JES). My blog has become one of the most visited social innovation blogs in Spanish. I have authored and co-authored a number of books and articles on social innovation, speak five languages and have worked across the globe.

Gonzalo Delacámara I am an environmental economist by training. Averse to commonplaces, enthusiastic about global thought, I have lived in countries such as the UK, Chile, Colombia or Nicaragua, besides Spain. My approach to the environment is based on advanced microeconomics: welfare gains from sounder and more sustainable practices, analysis of individual preference structures, social choice, etc. I am currently a Senior Lecturer on Economic Theory at the UAH and coordinator and senior researcher of the Department of Economic and Institutional Analysis at IMDEA Water Foundation. Since 2001, I have been linked to the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). International consultant on water and energy economics for other UN agencies and programmes: UNDP, FAO, PAHO and UNESCO, and multilateral development banks such as the World Bank or the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). I am also a water policy advisor for the European Commission. and the Water Resources Group 2030, Faculty Member of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) and judge of architecture and design projects.


Daniel Truran I am passionate about empowering individuals to become protagonists by re-connecting them to their core values, to what is really important to them and to other like-minded individuals. I enjoy creating connections that enable powerful and mindful actions that transform organizations into purposeful, meaningful and successful entities that ultimately contribute to a prosperous, just and sustainable civilization. I am currently Director General of the European Baha’i Business Forum (, Co-founder of The Hub Madrid ( Social Innovation Hub, Associate of Iris Thinking (, Visiting Professor and Tutor on Social Entrepreneurship at Instituto de Empresa (www. and at the EOI Business School (, Judge at the Stanford University Social Entrepreneurship E-Challenge (

values and skills for the future

2-7 June 2014, MADRID + 5 months working on-line

think outside the box

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