School for Changemakers is a weekend residential programme which unites participants from different cultures and varying ages in a comfortable environment to discuss change within oneself and the world. It’s a place to connect deeply with other people who also believe that a change in our own attitudes and behaviours is the start to changing others and then the world. Here, we focus on building a community in which everyone feels comfortable to share their experiences and to encourage the change that they want to see in themselves and others.

Over the course of the weekend you will participate in workshops, discussions and events with a cultural, spiritual or professional theme. You will get the chance to delve more into the ideas around these themes in your community groups, in which you will form strong bonds with other members over your stay. Your community group facilitator will give you a chance to reflect on the topics discussed, express and hear other people’s ideas and life stories and encourage outside-the-box thinking to some of your own, your community’s and the world's problems. We believe that to make change in the world you must be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Ghandi.

Read Philippa Watts's report of the 2016 conference here

Join us at the SfCM Summer Training 2017

Date: 25-27 August 2017

Location: St Mary's University, Twickenham

Cost: Full price £325. There are Bursaries available so if you apply today you can attend for as little as £50.

This is a focused training on cross-cultural communication delivered by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). This is a professional training offered to School for Changemakers at a heavily discounted price.

How we are funded

Here's how school for changemakers has challenged and inspired one participant: