Drivers for Change - Summer School: Ignition

Drivers for Change Ignition

As a leader, you face increasingly wicked problems and unpredictable challenges that require constant innovation and adaptive learning.

Designed for socially conscious leaders like you, our 5-day research-powered initiation programme serves as a unique accelerator for driving change, experimenting with new attitudes, and engaging in the science-based fundamentals of sustainability.

You will explore the potential of collaboration between peers in an interdisciplinary, international and intergenerational context. You will learn how to identify the levers of a learning organisation.

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Participants in the training

  • Executives from large companies, small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organisations
  • Entrepreneurs, Senior Managers, Consultants
  • Mid-career training and retraining

Practical information

  • 28 June – 2 July 2023 (other sessions will be held from the start of the 2023 academic year)
  • Training delivered face-to-face and in English
  • At the Learning Planet Institute, 8 rue Charles V, 75004, Paris
  • Within the framework of an intergenerational approach, it is possible to create a pair with one of your children (from 16 years old)
  • Cost: €3,000/person or €5,000/pair

Partial or total exemption of fees may be provided to youth leaders and leaders in the nonprofit sector. Places are subject to availability. Please feel free to inquire.

Ignition concepts

  • The scientific principles of sustainability
  • ​​Collaborative, hyper collaborative and open system methods
  • Openness, peering, sharing and acting globally: the attitudes of collective intelligence
  • Systemic approaches and impact evaluation
  • Research method and knowledge creation
  • Principles and methods of learning organisations

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training you will be able to

  • Address sustainability with deep comprehension and a broader vision
  • Imagine new postures to experiment in a “turbulent” context
  • Understand the principles of systemic approaches to complexity and uncertainty
  • Provide your organisation with accessible  methods and tools to facilitate learning and collaboration


François TADDEI

Co-founder of the CRI & President of the Learning Planet Institute. 

François TADDEI is a general engineer of “ponts des eaux et des forêts”.

An internationally renowned researcher at Inserm, he now devotes himself to the sciences of learning and in particular to the notion of Planetizen, to enable everyone to learn to take care of themselves, others and the planet.

He is the author of two essays on the subject: Learning in the 21st century and of the Learning Planetizen Manifesto. Together tackling the challenges of the 21st century.


Deputy executive director & Direction of the Transformation of Organisations hub (Learning Planet Institute). 

Gaëll MAINGUY is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and holds a doctorate in neuroscience.

His work has successively focused on brain development, open and interdisciplinary science practices, systemic analysis of issues related to sustainability and the transformation of educational systems.

He now teaches systemic approaches to sustainability and learning mechanisms.

He is also a member of the scientific council of the IRD.


Direction of the FIRE Doctoral School & the EURIP Graduate School (Learning Planet Institute).

Muriel MAMBRINI is also Director of Research at INRAE. With a doctorate in nutrition and the ability to direct research at the disciplinary interfaces, she has presided over a 1,500-strong research centre as a “natural place for interdisciplinarity” and has added design sciences and epistemology to her skills in order to lay the foundations for a science of science management.

Today, she is helping to programme the opening up of science and the innovation ecosystem to accelerate transitions at French and European levels.


Direction of the Education hub (Learning Planet Institute).

Raphael COSTAMBEYS-KEMPCZYNSKI is a specialist in Cultural & Media Studies.

An entrepreneur, journalist and teacher-researcher, he created his first company at the age of 16, has held senior management positions in various higher education institutions for over 15 years, and runs a bilingual Master’s degree in Journalism at the Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Raphael led the construction of the Sorbonne Nouvelle campus at Place de la Nation, Paris, and wrote the Greater Paris policy roadmap to improve the quality of student life and, from 2015 to 2021, directed the Festival of Ideas Paris.