Changemaker Academy

Welcome to The Changemaker Academy, a special ‘learning’ place created for people who want to explore how to make a positive difference to people and communities and deliver impact through their work.

We have designed a range of online and workplace programmes to help you become a fantastic changemaker. Our courses have been designed to inspire change in you and others.


Webinars 2022 - A Load of 'BS' (Behavioural Science).

Join us for a 30-minute online discussion about people and their behaviour every month from March - November.   Do you know your EAST from your MINDSPACE? Have you heard of the COM-B model? 

Social Change UK's new webinar series will help you understand behavioural science and how it can help you to create positive social change.

When? The last Thursday of the month from 11am - 11:30am [except for August and December].

"As humans, we are social creatures. Our interactions and relationships have the power to transform not only our attitudes, emotions, and behaviour but also those of an entire community or society. To understand how to tackle tough social issues and promote large-scale positive change, we must first seek to understand the processes, interactions and underlying biases that influence the choices we make and ultimately dictate 'why' we do 'what' we do".  

The series demystifies fundamental frameworks and behavioural science theories and deep dives into specific social issues. Together, we will explore how behavioural science can help us to understand these challenges and how we can use this knowledge to effect social change.

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About the presenter

Dr Rachel Langbein is the Chief Behavioural Scientist heading up the Behavioural Insights Team at Social Change UK. Rachel has experience working across the public and private sector on issues including Smoking and Physical inactivity, and more recently, working on behaviour change programmes addressing women’s safety, community cohesion and men’s mental health. Before joining Social Change UK, Rachel was a PhD Researcher who designed, implemented and analysed the findings of original empirical research and delivered both theory-based and practical laboratory seminars to undergraduates at the University of Lincoln.

Full Programme for 2022
Building Your ‘BS’ Toolkit

Thursday 17th March | WEBINAR LAUNCH: An introduction to Behavioural Science

THURSDAY 31st MARCH | None the Wiser: Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias
THURSDAY 28th APRIL| Fundamental Frameworks: An Introduction to MINDSPACE and EAST
THURSDAY 26th MAY | Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Authority Bias
THURSDAY 30th JUNE| The Power of People: Social Norms
THURSDAY 28th JULY | Time for Change: The COM-B model
THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER | In Two Minds: Making sense of Cognitive Dissonance
THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER | Too Much of a Good Thing: Paradox of choice
THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER| Just Keep Swimming: Sunk Cost Bias


Requirements for Registration

This is a fully funded webinar series designed and delivered by Social Change UK. No qualifications are required to participate. This series has been designed for professionals working in the public sector, higher education students, and life-long learners interested in social sciences, psychology, marketing, and the public sector.

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Workplace training.

Workplace training programme.

We offer the following workplace training programmes:

  • An introduction to social marketing and behaviour change [One day or x3 virtual 2-hour sessions]
  • Advanced social marketing and behaviour change tools and techniques [One day or x3 virtual 2-hour sessions]
  • An introduction to behavioural insights and behavioural theory [One day or x3 virtual 2-hour sessions]
  • The COM-B model and behaviour change wheel: theory into practice [Half day or x2 2-hour sessions]
  • An introduction to social value and social return on investment [Half day or x2 2-hour sessions]
  • Unconscious Bias [3-hour virtual workshop] 

*We are designing new courses and we will update this page soon with new and exciting workshops and training sessions.

Kelly and Andy, hosts of the Tea with the Changemakers podcast.

Tea with the changemakers podcast.

Tea with the Changemakers is a weekly podcast with changemaking at its heart. Every Tuesday we bring you a brand new  15-30 minute episode where one of our changemakers, either Kelly Evans or Andy Senyszyn will interview a guest who we consider to be a changemaker - someone doing good. 

Whether it’s change on a worldwide scale or something more local, guests on our podcast inspire our listeners through their storytelling and passion for a cause or issue they care about. You can hear from activists, campaigners, policymakers and people like you and me who are trying to do something positive either at an individual level [such as reducing plastic or becoming vegan] or moving the dial on big issues that affect millions of people. 

We have a dedicated page giving you the lowdown on our podcast so head on over to discover where to listen and how to subscribe. 

What you can expect.

Our webinars and our workplace training sessions are professional, engaging, innovative and inspiring. An industry expert delivers every webinar or training course. Their talent and current experience in the field adds value as they can give you practical examples of how to apply theory to reality.

How much? 

Our webinars are at no cost to you. 

Our courses and workshops range from £695 for a 3-hour virtual workshop to £1,895 for a virtual course/workshop. We can deliver courses in the workplace if you require. A small cost for travel is payable. Each workshop/ course can cater for up to 20 people. Please email our team to enquire about available dates and to find out more. 

If you would like us to deliver a course outside of the UK, please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

How do I book? 

To book a webinar, please click on the title of the webinar and you will be taken to a registration page. All our webinars are hosted on WebinarJam. There is no need to download software to take part. 

If you would like to book a training course in your workplace, please email us and a trainer will get back to you to discuss your preferred dates. Please note, dates sell out first so please don’t delay.

Looking for something bespoke? 

Are you looking for a shorter course, or something bespoke? Email us to discuss your requirements. 

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