Striving for Systemic Impact: Narratives of Change and Social Entrepreneurship

Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam offer a second edition of the Masterclass Societal Transitions: a 5-day intensive course, combining a theoretical perspective with critical reflection and applied action learning, to help you foster systemic impact.

In the build-up to the Masterclass, we want to inspire the bridge-builders, innovators and entrepreneurs around us. Therefore, we asked the diverse teachers of the Masterclass to send us some interesting readings and articles of their choice, in order to offer you new insights and inspiration on social innovation and societal transitions!


“The challenges we face today are so intricately connected to each other that we need to develop a new mindset and relational practice to begin to understand how to be effective – and how to be effective together.  Working with others is easy, but really rolling up your sleeves to work towards common achievement – even when it means uncovering the ugliness, and examining it – is not. But it is in this very place of creative tension, and inviting in of requisite diversity, that innovation has the potential to emerge.” – Tatiana Glad, co-founder and director Impact Hub Amsterdam




During the masterclass, we combine a critical and theoretical perspective on sustainability transitions, social innovation and entrepreneurship, with pragmatic tools and insights in 5 thematic modules: social innovation, sustainability transitions, leadership & politics, synthesis & moving forward, and integration & application.

Co-founder and director of Impact Hub Amsterdam Tatiana Glad will join us during the masterclass to share her knowledge in narratives of change and social entrepreneurship applied to systemic impact.

We offer you a preview on his insights by selecting five thought-provoking reads, from state-of-the-art transition research to action agendas and personal revelations. Dive into transition literature and inspire yourself with new knowledge that helps you foster systemic impact!

Looking for intensive theoretical and practical supporting your commitment to making a difference? Read more about our Masterclass Societal Transitions or apply directly!