6-Month Program

The Knowmads 6-Month Program

The Invitation

Knowmads offers you a platform where you can develop yourself into the person you want to be. We provide the necessary knowledge, tools, and inspiration for you to work on your personal projects and to create a positive difference in the world.

Join a group of creative talented internationals and learn to cooperate and to embrace different perspectives. We focus on Personal Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Learning by Doing.

You don’t only learn a lot but you also get the time, the space and the inspiration to connect with your passion to actually go out and do it.

We support you in your individual learning journey and in the realisation of your projects with 1-on-1 coaching talks.

What have you learned?

And discovered?

Flow of the Program

Welcome Home Week

During the first week of the program you will experience all that Knowmads has to offer in an intense 1 week program. Expect Tribe (Team)-building, getting to know the school and the network and some kick ass workshops hosted by the current Tribe and staff!

First half – Focus on Personal Development

Investigating, feeling, learning and acting concerning the questions and themes:

  • Who am I?
    Personal Development
  • In what world do I want to live?
    Sustainability & Social Innovation
  • What do I want to contribute/change?
    Personal Leadership


Tribal Time: Making sense of my learning journey, program reflection and co-creation


Tribe Project: Work together on a project to develop skills and to create positive change in your world.
Nature Quest: Step into an age old tradition by a 24 hour solo time in nature for inspiration, transformation and renewal
Half-term presentations: Present what you have discovered about yourself in the past 3 months.


Team Connecting: Building a relationship with your Tribe
Personal Leadership: Find your strengths, understand who you are & how you can shine
Body work, Yoga & Meditation: Develop confidence in your self & tools for releasing pressure in your life
Global Challenges & Opportunities: Addressing current struggles for people, the environment & your place in the world.
Strategic Sustainability: Create a clear strategy towards sustainability
Non-Violent Communication: Learn how to convey your needs & wishes constructively without causing harm.
World of Education: Understanding life long learning and learning itself
Brainstorming and Creativity: Gather ideas and possibilities to co-create personal or group projects
Project design: Build the foundations of your project & put your ideas into a tangible plan

Second half – Focus on Changemaking

Investigating, feeling, learning and acting concerning the questions:

  • How do I create the organisation/project to get it done?
    Entrepreneurship & New Business Design
  • How do I bring it into the world?
    Marketing & Creativity


Tribal Time: Making sense of my learning journey, program reflection and co-creation


Welcome Home Week Facilitation: Designing and facilitating the first week of the new Tribe, welcoming them home
Personal Project: From idea to reality, build your dream and make it happen in the real world


Social Entrepreneurship: Innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems
Power to Flower & Storytelling: A holistic understanding of your passions, talents & motivation to start doing.
Art of Hosting & Facilitation: Facilitate groups & foster meaningful conversation about complex challenges.
Business Design: How to design a new product, service, or experience
Start up, Business Models & Finance: Get into action and make sure the engine keeps running
Marketing & Sales: How to best convey your project, present it to others and make it influential.
Learning by Doing: Get into action and make things happen!

Final Presentations & Graduation

What did you learn, what did you discover about yourself, about the world, about business and what are your next steps? Present it all in the way you choose to design your Final Presentation. Your program will end with a smashing Graduation Party hosted by the new Tribe. Expect celebrations, certificates, great food, dancing, candles and tattoos.

What is your project at Knowmads?

Flexible Weekplan

Our typical week looks something like this (knowing that there really is no such thing as a typical week at Knowmads).

Monday is our holy day. It’s the day for the tribe to reflect on the past week, look ahead on the coming week. Where the tribe co-creates their program and learning environment.

Tuesday and Wednesday are our Workshop Days. This is where we’ll invite inspiring outsiders to work with you on the topics you’ve chosen. They’re all experts in their field and offer interactive, creative and participatory workshops.

Thursdays are Action Days. This is where the tribees have the space to create and kickstart their project ideas. Sessions on different tools and brainstorming on tactics will be hosted by the staff.

Practical Information

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the 6-month Knowmads Program is €4.900. Some additional travel costs may appear during the year. You will have to find and pay for your own accommodation and living costs.

Important Dates Tribe 17

Application deadline: February 5, 2018.
First day Tribe 17 at Knowmads HQ: March 5, 2018.
Summer Holiday: July 2 until July 22, 2018.
Final Day & Graduation Tribe 16: October 5, 2018.

Important Dates Tribe 18

Application deadline: August 6, 2017.
First day Tribe 18 at Knowmads HQ: September 3, 2017
Winter Holiday: December 17, 2018 – January 4, 2019.
Final Day & Graduation Tribe 18: April 5, 2019.

The 6 month program spans over 7 months. During the 6 months (or 30 weeks), we will work together for 24 weeks at Knowmads HQ.

Interested in this life-changing experience?