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From Collaboration

to Transformation Literacy

a conference
series

This year signals a dramatic milestone: 50 years have passed since the first publication of the Club of Rome’s “Limits to Growth”. This milestone coincides with the sense of urgency transmitted by the 2021 IPCC report contrasted by COP26 results which are a far cry from the action that is needed to transform our societies, our economies, and even our thinking to the degree needed for regenerating our planet. It is high time for us start stewarding together a future we can enjoy living in. The challenge in front of us is a monumental one, but we know that with the right approach we can act collectively to create a future where humankind is in balance with itself and the planet.

To confront such a challenge, we need tools that are not only grounded in science and practice but also available to everyone: we all need to become masters in the language of transformation. What needs to happen together to enable this transformation? This is the focus of Transformation Literacy conference which explores six mutually supportive Transformation Enablers. In each event we will take a deep dive into one of the Transformation Enablers: each of them is a necessary component to become a transformation literacy master, yet their mutually supportive character means that we need to combine them to be able to clearly see the path and the actions needed to lead us collectively toward a better world.

No single actor has all the solutions, but each actor may essentially contribute a parcel of knowledge, a puzzle piece that counts. Partnering and networks of multi-stakeholder collaboration between business, NGOs, government, the UN, and communities are essential to achieve the SDGs.
Transformation literacy will be needed at a scale and quality that goes far beyond the current practices. Practitioners and committed groups across the world are already at work on different toolkits, ideas, platforms, and projects to make transformations a reality.

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But what are the most effective approaches that enable transformations not only to take place but also remain sustainable in the long run?

But what are the most effective approaches that enable transformations not only to take place but also remain sustainable in the long run?

This is the key question that drives a series of six linked thematic digital conferences. Each conference session focuses on one of six transformation enablers:

Narratives

What are the stories that inspire transformative change?

Structures

How do we organize collective stewardship of change?

Innovation

How do we guide innovations towards regenerative futures?

Metrics

How do we measure progress?

Governance

How do we learn collectively and navigate differences?

Regulations

How do we safeguard the commons, and planetary life-support systems?

Each of us can become Transformation Literacy masters and in so doing create a change-maker who knows how to collaborate across institutions and societal sectors for transformative change. It is by bringing together the six enablers that we can steward change together and make transformation possible.

This digital conference series brings together the experts working at the forefront of transformative change, to share ideas, enrich each other, and disseminate knowledge on how to best tackle the complex challenges of transformation - for a sustainable future that works for all humanity and leaves no one behind.

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“Transformation literacy is the skill to steward transformative change collectively across the boundaries of institutions, nations, sectors and cultures.”
Petra Kuenkel,
author of Stewarding Sustainability Transformations

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Conference 1

Narratives

24 Feb 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CET

What are the stories that inspire transformative change?

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Conference 2

Structures

3 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CET

How do we organize collective stewardship of change?

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Conference 3

Innovation

10 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CET

How do we guide innovations towards regenerative futures?

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Conference 4

Metrics

17 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CET

How do we measure progress?

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Conference 5

Governance

24 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CET

How do we learn collectively and navigate differences?

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Conference 6

Regulations

31 Mar 2022 | 2 - 4 pM CEST

How do we safeguard the commons, and planetary life-support systems?

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Transformation literacy is the skill to steward transformative change collectively across the boundaries of institutions, nations, sectors and cultures.