What is the GCL?
The Global Change Leaders (GCL) is an international community who are creating learning ecosystems – at city, region and country level – that empower every young person to contribute to a better world. We are committed to collaboration and systemic action at every scale.
are those who take the lead in transforming education silos into learning ecosystems that empower the whole person for the whole world. Change Leaders include pioneering innovators, educators, policymakers, thought leaders, and other influencers. Weavers help Change Leaders align, collaborate and increase systemic impact through a process of building communities & teams; capacity & knowledge; conversations & demand.
is a world of learning ecosystems that empower every young person to live for a better world. We envisage a world in which everyone enjoys learning experiences throughout their lives that develop their full potential as active contributors to our collective wellbeing. Our 10-year aim is:
1 billion more young people living for a better world, empowered in thriving learning ecosystems.
is to weave a global community of Change Leaders who are collaborating to create learning ecosystems that empower every young person to live for a better world. We aim to create thriving learning ecosystems by helping Change Leaders become more aligned, collaborative and systemic.
What we do
The GCL empowers Change Leaders to become more aligned, collaborative and systemic. We recognise the need for Change Leaders to work in teams within and between organisations – forging collaborative intra- and inter-organisational partnerships that have major systemic impact. We build:
- Communities & teams
- Capacity & knowledge
- Conversations & demand
- Institutional Partnerships that leverage the power of key organisations to catalyse major systemic change
- Whole-System Prototypes that transform entire cities, districts and countries into empowering learning ecosystems.
Theory of Change
There are 3 billion young people living in an increasingly difficult world – a world of accelerating volatility, complexity and hyperconnectivity – exploding population, migration and automation – and intensifying social, economic and environmental problems.
Our core values include Openness, Collaboration and Commitment to Systemic Impact. We love to playfully serve our impact mission through Personal Sustainability, Deep Inquiry and Continual Communal Rejuvenation. The GCL is organised to be lean, nimble, and cost-effective.
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Events are the lifeblood of our community. The inagural gathering of Global Change Leaders was in Lyon, France, 31 January to 3 February, 2018. The gathering brings together hundreds of Change Leaders from around the world who are at the forefront of transforming education systems and, specifically, building learning ecosystems that empower young people to live for the greater good. Lyon is one of 23 city or regional Whole System Prototypes commited to evolving into learning ecosystems for a better world.