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Past Public Events & Activities

Bukra Lab (Tomorrow Lab)

What does the constantly changing reality mean for us, as entrepreneurs, change makers and creative individuals? How to operate in an environment where the rules of the game are constantly changing? What does the landscape look like, that we are now operating in and what are the skills necessary to survive in there? 


During a 5-day residential lab with 20-25 social innovators: we ask the open ended question on how to continuously create space for ourselves, our initiatives and business in the narrowing sphere of the Egyptian socio-political landscape? 

5000 EGP

Impact Leadership in Conflict Traps (ILCT)

  A Bootcamp for Social Entrepreneurs, Community & Youth Development Organizations.

The ability to understand, work with and resolve conflict, is of pivotal importance for any organization to move forward. We will cover ground on power play and collective action, communication, persuasion and negotiation, lobbying, and ensuring that our message is heard. And above all, studying conflict is a means to look at ourselves, as leaders, influencers and human beings.

14 - 18 August, in Sheikh Zayed, Cairo.

6000EGP (limited scholarships available - please specify when applying)

IAF EMENA Conference on Facilitative Leadership

Europe, Middle East & North Africa Conference on the 'Urge for Facilitative Leadership', hosted by the IAF

Shift Works will be speaking at the facilitators conference on pomoting the power of Facilitation worldwide.

Participants are welcome from whole EMENA region. Check out their website for more information. 

7-9 October 2016 in The Netherlands

Leadership and The System!

In Veesen, The Netherlands 3,5 days, from 12 to 15th of January 2017 - residential extended weekend workshop. If you are interested see: or mail us.


Hands on Leadership Training Programme for Entrepreneurs

A hands-on interactive Leadership training for entrepreneurs and start-up leaders. Are you interested in inspiring positive change by connecting with your own purpose and values, learn how to influence the attitude of a team, set up projects & ensure effectiveness, and growing your negotiation and presentation skills? This, next to practical seminars by experts in the field on: social business canvas, business writing, accounting and basic law for entrepreneurs, is offered in this comprehensive training. 

Starting in March 2017, in Cairo

6000EGP (scholarships available)

Training of Trainers (ToT)

In Alexandria, Egypt

New courses will be starting in February 2017, 6 Saturdays for professionals working with people, for trainers or facilitators. A free introduction seminar will be hosted 3 weeks prior to the start of the training. 

1200 EGP

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New Training of Trainers (ToT) courses

In 2015 & 2016 in Alexandria

To grow your training and facilitation skills.

Enhance your training knowledge and theory. 

Refresh the passion in your work.

Give yourself two months of an educational weekend.

Leadership courses for social innovators: Apply now!

Oktober, December and March in Alexandria and Cairo

This programme is for you if you are a cultural manager, leader, initiator or co-initiator in a project, organisation or initiative. It is for you if you would like to activate, grow or refresh your leadership skills and enhance your network. This training is to offer space for learning and regeneration to people that are contributing with their work to a more creative, sustainable and cooperative society. 

(application closes the 25th of November)

ISSOS Summerschool 2015

July & August 2015

Leadership courses at the International summer school of Scotland. See:

Article about leadership workshops in Egypt

December 2014

Article in See Thru magazine about our work in Egypt.

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