Sustainable Actions Design and Delivery

Competence Development Program for Social Impact Leaders

We believe that the best way to trigger change at scale is to enable present and aspiring Action Leaders to make a difference. 

The goal of this program is to equip you with innovative concepts and proven best practices in sustainable development and social impact and show how they can be applied to your own project or cause. It will set you and your organization apart when it comes to sustainable development in action.

We will be sharing practical and scalable examples of social impact and SDG actions, community mobilization, and systemic thinking from the practice of the Think Tank AlterContacts. This program is run under the umbrella of the Academy for Sustainable Development.

Who Should Attend 

Present and aspiring Sustainability Action Leaders

Representatives of foundations, NGOs, governments, universities, and businesses, responsible for sustainable projects

People with a strong interest to grow in the field of sustainability and a passion for achieving social good.

Special benefits 

At the end of the program, you will come out with:

Practical Information

Language: English

Format: In-person only

Location: Spain

Duration: 18 days

Timeline: the program is planned for Autumn 2023

The maximum number of participants is 16 people

Register your interest before March 21, 2023, using this form:


The full cost of individual participation in the program is EUR 9000, to be paid after your application has been successfully reviewed, and before 1 June 2023.

It includes tuition, course materials, accommodation, and half board. For more details, we recommend to download the brochure using the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I participate in this program?

1 - Apply to be considered for the program before March 21, 2023. Use this link to open the personal application form:

2 - After we review all applications, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance to the program. It will include exact dates, the location of the program, and payment details.

3 - Transfer your payment before June 1, 2023, to secure your spot. Once the payment is received, we will send you a confirmation.

4 - Once you receive the confirmation that your payment is received, it is official - you are coming to the program. Now it's time to book your flights.

5 - See you in Spain! We will welcome you at the location of the program, help you check in to the provided accommodation, and introduce you to your fellow participants.

Do I need to pay to apply for the program?

No, you do not need to pay to apply. You only need to pay if your application for the program is successful.

What is included in the half board?

Half board includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch. The latest meal will finish before 6 pm. 

Allergies will be considered. Arranging dinner is up to you. The village will have restaurants and there is a shared kitchen in Casa Rural.

Is this program available online?

No, this program is delivered exclusively in person. It includes a lot of practical exercises, group dynamics, and site visits. 

After I complete the program, will there be any support?

During your training in Spain, you will get multiple handouts that will help you to keep track of the material. You will also get individual mentoring during which we will look at your specific project or idea. There we can agree on what type of support you might need after the program is completed. The support after however is not included in the cost of the program.

I have read the brochre and still have more questions. Who can I ask?

Please send your questions to the Coordinator of the Program at