Program Framework

The foundation of the program that we offer.

We custom-design our 6-month program for each Tribe to guide them on a journey along the following main questions. For that, we use a series of building blocks and our educational principles.

We co-create our workshop program with our students and invite experts in to inspire our tribes. We top off our creations with a touch of magic and rock ‘n roll.

We see our programs as an offer to invite our students into a dynamic creation process that includes individual learning wishes, collective needs, and our suggestions of methods and ideas.

Main Questions and Topics

  • 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
  • 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

Building blocks of the program

Students will start and end their 6-month program together in a team we call a Tribe. Throughout the program, you work with your Tribe on your own projects supporting each other during the process. Often, the main learning happens within the Tribe, through developing together and sharing the process with each other.

Action-based learning
You learn best by doing and sharing. We think there are enough real issues to deal with and work on, so why invent them or take them from books? Students work on real-life projects.

A big part of the education is being part of the program, organizing your own space, education and business. We don’t believe in tests, marks, rights or wrongs, as we don’t see them anywhere in real life. You will make your own decisions, set your own goals, and thus have your own successes and failures. The staff and your peers will coach, question, challenge, guide, and support you.

Welcome Home
Knowmads HQ will be the home and co-working space for the student. The Tribe is invited to make it their own. We aim to create an environment in which you feel comfortable to be challenged.

The Knowmadic Toolbox

You will receive workshops in powerful methods and inspiring subjects from experts in their fields. We have a vast network of great trainers. Topics range from the following to anything you dare to think up.

Personal leadership
For everyone who wants to make a difference in the world, you will discover that change starts from within yourself. This is a journey of letting go of your fears, finding the power inside of you, and taking responsibility for yourself. During the year, there is a strong focus on guiding you and your team through this process.

Social Innovation and Sustainability
During your time at Knowmads, you come across many people who are devoting their lives to social innovation and/or sustainability. Our program focuses both on current problems in society and environment, and on the solutions and heroes that are out there working on it. We look forward to hear your ideas for change.

Entrepreneurship is a great way of achieving your dream. At Knowmads we start with that dream, your (business) plans follow from what you know, feedback from your network, based on how you like to do things. One of the tools we use for this is the StartUp Wheel, an organic approach towards starting a business.

Project Design
With any idea or dream that you want to realize you will meet similar challenges. During the program there are different workshops that deal with these challenges. You will learn how to develop your own tools to help take your project to the next level. There is ample opportunity to apply your skills on assignments and your own projects.

Process Design
In order to make a difference in a group of people, a company or just an individual, you will need not only the right facilitation tools. Creating change requires a deeper understanding of groups, decision-making, diversity. Through reflection on your learning and working in a team your understanding will grow.

Marketing & Creativity
Once you have an idea for a project or company, there are many different ways of bringing it into the world. Sometimes it helps to whisper it to friends, make it go viral or use social media. Different marketers come to share ideas about their work; we help you apply it to your case and learn from the experience.

Interested in this life-changing experience?