The Art of Transformative Change – Hybrid course: In-person (Potsdam, Germany) or online at CET
Stewarding Networks for Systems Impact
12 December 9:00 am — 15 December 2023 3:00 pm

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodologies: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: In person € 1,900 | online € 1,500
Registration status: OPEN

  • Do you need to build large cross-institutional or international networks to drive transformative change?
  • Do you need to diagnose complex systems of actors and identify entry points for change?
  • Do you need to design a “Theory of Change” that captures multi-level interventions?

If so, The Art of Transformative Change course module will help you to design and implement strategies for impactful networks of change-makers and future-oriented organizations. It equips dedicated change stewards in public, private, and civil society organisations with tools for driving systems change in networks. Understanding the collaboration catalysts and transformation enablers will help you stewarding collaborative networks for systems impact.


  • Diagnose your system of actors and identify entry points for transformation
  • Define key action steps to set up a thriving network of actors
  • Develop your network journey for strategizing transformative change around the six transformation enablers for sustainability
  • Use the collaboration catalysts to track your progress and adjust your strategies.
  • Apply learned methodologies to your real case during the course
  • Use the © Collective Leadership Compass to develop a transformative “Theory of Change”.


Language of instruction: ENGLISH.


The training schedule for online presence days is:

12 December: Understanding transformation networks
13 December: Assessing the potential for transformation networks
14 December: Process architectures for building transformation networks
15 December: Theories of Change for transformation networks

The Art of Transformative Change course contents
Overview of all modules and credits for certification

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Meet your facilitator Elisabeth
Executive Director and Senior Project Manager at CLI Germany

You can rely on the deep expertise of CLI facilitators when participating an open course module. This course will be facilitated by Elisabeth Kuehn.

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Participants' feedback

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“The Art of Transformative Change deepened my understanding of sustainable, innovative, transformative change in a really big way!” Freelance Consultant, South Africa

“If you were searching for entry points on how to connect the dots for sustainable development, this is the training you should participate.” NGO Director, Germany

“Great people, great learning experience, very well done. Chapeau!” Team Leader Development Cooperation, Albania

“It was stimulating and insightful!” Project Advisor, South Africa

“This training was very enjoyable and constructive. Gave me a lot of thoughts to go through.” Programme Coordinator at a Foundation, Netherlands

Registration deadline: 7 November 2023 (in-person participants, for online participants we accept registrations until 21 November)

The Art of Transformative Change
Hybrid course with either in-person presence (Germany, Berlin area) or online at CET
12, 13, 14, 15 December 2023 (4 days of online presence)
In person EUR 1,900 | online EUR 1,500

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