Inspiring and equipping people and organisations to build a better world for all

Make Life Matter course

Accelerate your ability to “be the change”

The recent Cape Town event (5-6 December 2015) was a great success. Next dates: 23-24 January 2015 in Jo’burg, also hosted with Greenpop.
Sign up here or register your interest in a future course here.

Is your soul yearning to make a difference? Are you ready to change your life-story and work towards a worldview that benefits the collective “We”? Are you a fledgling change agent, activist or cultural creative? Do you want to live a life that builds, rather than destroys, social and environmental value?

“We seldom try for that beautiful greatness brooding in the mystery of our blood.”
Ben Okri

There is no doubt that humanity’s response to our local and world problems is woefully inadequate. Thankfully a rising wave of courageous people like you want to lead a life of greater meaning by transforming their concern about the state of the world into passionate and positive action.

Join Robert Zipplies, selected guest speakers and a group of like-minded people for this two-day course that will inspire and equip you to become a more effective change agent. You will leave the course with a clearer understanding of the issues we face and how you can use your unique talents to make a difference – at home, at work and in your community.

Testimonials from previous participants

Topics that will be covered in this course:

  • Reviewing our key societal problems and their causes.
  • Discovering the key principles required for building a more sustainable and just world.
  • Identifying and matching your areas of passion with your strengths and skills.
  • Developing a personal vision, ideas and plans for action.
  • Discovering useful psychology-of-change tools for winning over hearts and minds.
  • Working with yourself to enhance your capabilities as a change agent.
  • Improving the effectiveness of your communication efforts.
  • Learning from accomplished social innovators, activists and change agents.

The course involves a mix of lectures, videos, discussions and individual and group work.

Saturday early evening: Spend time networking and engaging in some fun activities, Greenpop-style! We may order in some food and enjoy each other’s company for as long as needed (at own expense).

Dates and times:
Cape Town: Weekend of 5-6 December.
Jo’burg: Weekend of 23-24 January.
Times: From 8h30 until 16h30. Saturday evening: 16h30 until 19h00

Cape Town: Greenpop offices at 5th Floor Jaga House, 61 Wale Street, Bokaap, Cape Town.
Jo’burg: to be announced.

Standard: R2000 (Early-bird: R1800 – CpT before 20 Nov 2015; Jhb before 24 Dec 2015)
Students/scholars: R1500 (Early-bird: R1350 – CpT before 20 Nov 2015; Jhb before 24 Dec 2015)
Bursaries: A limited number are available. Please email Robert your motivation.

Basic lunch and refreshments included.

Sign up here or register your interest in a future course here.

“The solution to a lot of the world’s problems may be to turn around and take a forward step.”
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia Inc.”

About Greenpop:
Greenpop is on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet – and have fun doing it! They plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness, and inspire people to get active (not anxious) about our future through green festivals, workshops and practical information. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 57,000 trees at schools and other urban sites as well as forests and farms across South Africa, Zambia, and Tanzania.