change course is what our society needs to do, facing the challenges in front of us.
Our mission is to provide the dreamers of today with the tools they
need to solve the problems of tomorrow.
Some say that dreaming is dead and that the days of great explorers have passed. We say that the dreamers of today have a responsibility - that dreaming has never been more important.
There are problems in front of us, some so overwhelming that many choose to ignore them. But for those who dare to dream of solutions, no mountain is too high to climb.
We believe that the best way to learn is to try.
To experiment and fail; to learn from our failures. The school is a safe environment where expertise is plenty and the risks very managable - we intend to make the best possible use of this fact.
As a participant in change course you will not only take part in the education, but also have an integral part in its development. It is important that the course fits you, as it would be a shame to try to change you to fit the course.
change course is an education in radical improvement; radical change.
|Apply before:||15 May 2019|
|Fall semester:||19 Aug - 20 Dec 2019|
|Spring semester:||7 Jan - 5 June 2020|
For more information, have a look at the course outline, which should give a good idea about what we will focus on during the year. Please note that this is work in progress, and changes should be expected.
During these two blocks:
• Design sprint as a service
• Starting my business
We focus on the following topics:
• Social entrepreneurship
• Design sprint
• Networks & ecosystems
• Project management
• Presentation & pitching
• Marketing & branding
There are many ways in which changemakers can make their impact. We can start a
new business or non-profit. We can help transforming existing businesses to
become more aware of how their behavior affect the world, and make that
footprint a positive one. We can apply our methods and tools to serve the
causes that are dear to us, whichever those causes might be.
One thing we're fairly certain of is that when the course is over, you'll leave with sharp problem solving skills and be on a mission to change things for the better. This together with like-minded individuals, some of which who will be your friends for life.
The folk high school ("folkhögskola") is a nordic form of adult education. It is a place where
people meet to study, connect and gain new insights. At the folk high school
participants can complete unfinished high school studies, focus on deepening
their interests or educate themselves for an occupation.
Studies in traditional school subjects go hand in hand with a more free form of knowledge acquisition. The living conversation, collaboration, personal development and participant influence are all central to the folk high school concept. More information can be found here (pdf).
Väddö Folkhögskola is located in the heart of beautiful Roslagen, Stockholm county. The school has, since its foundation 1879, been a place where people with diverse interests and goals live and study together. The closeness to sea and nature is a central element in the identity of the school, as well as the spirit of innovation and flexibility.
The course is delivered through the Swedish folk high school system, and
completely free of charge for EU citizens. If you are not an EU citizen, please
contact us directly to discuss your options before applying.
Swedish students will be granted funding and loan from CSN to cover costs of living. A similar situation is true for participants from some other countries. Contact the relevant authority in your country for more information. If needed we can consult directly with your case manager.
If you choose to stay on campus, there is a monthly fee of SEK 4159 - 4697 (approx. EUR 400-450) per month depending on room standard. In this fee food is included from monday breakfast until friday lunch. The boarding facilities are complete with fully equipped kitchens for cooking during other times of the week.
If you decide to live off campus there is a fee of SEK 5460 (approx EUR 520) per semester to cover lunch, coffee, and arrangements for special events.
More information is available in Swedish on the website of Väddö Folkhögskola. If you prefer English, please contact us directly at: email@example.com
Are you one of our 18 aspiring changemakers, crazy enough to think you can reform the world? (You can.)
The education is classified as gymnasial adult education. This
means that we're looking for indivuduals who are at least 18 years
of age, and who have completed an education at the elementary
school level. However, we aim to keep the content level closer to
what an university would deliver.
You do not need to have a solid idea of what it is you would like to focus your energy on during the education period, this is something we can explore together. What you DO need is the motivation and energy to make a positive difference.
All lectures and workshops are conducted in English, meaning that conversational level understanding of the English language is a requirement for admission.
Does this sound interesting to you? Great!
We are currently accepting applications for The Changemaker's Toolbox. The application window closes 15 May 2019. Make sure we receive your application in time! Applications for Making Impact will open early 2020.
To apply, fill in this form and send it to us via email or post (the fancy signup machine is being constructed in the background as we speak).
Together with the filled-in form, attach grades from previous educations as well as relevant work certificates and references. We also encourage you to attach any kind of material which would make a good case for selecting you as a participant.
Send your application digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to:
764 31 Väddö
If we choose to move forward with your application you will be contacted to book an interview, either onsite at the school or via video link. Interviews will be conducted during May and early June.
Väddö folkhögskola and change course does not discriminate on nationality, age, gender, background, sexual orientation or disabilities. Except for our motivativation to make a positive impact, diversity is what brings us together.
We would love to tell you more! Feel free to send any questions or thoughts you might have to email@example.com, or come visit anytime!
This website, together with all other material developed for change course, is licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 License. This means that we don't own this work any more than you do, and we encourage you to use it in any way you see fit. For more information, read the legal code. All material can also be found in our GitHub repo.