Leadership and Innovation in Disruptive Times

The online, high-intensity program for senior managers in the Italian development and cooperation sector.

25 spots only

Supported by Innovazione per lo Sviluppo

Time 9 weeks + coaching
Price 75€ contribution
Language English

You are in the right place to

Build my global networkLead effectivelyTransform my organizationUpgrade my innovation skills

Lead your organization’s transformation.

Supported by Innovazione per lo Sviluppo, this custom-designed program will allow you to learn from global experts, apply new skills on the job and connect with peers, to innovate the international cooperation sector in Italy.

All classes will run in English for 9 weeks from May 3rd to June 28th, 2022. Interactive live webinars with international guest speakers and case studies from around the world will be integrated with individual coaching sessions.

Key elements of the program

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Five 2-hour webinars, from problem solving to systems thinking to help you rethink business and impact models.

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Five 2-hour webinars, with skills and insights to prepare you to adapt to change, manage complexity and navigate polarities.

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A continuous encouragement to apply the skills, frameworks and tools learned during the program on the job.

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A unique opportunity to discuss one-on-one and in small groups how to adapt the innovation framework and your leadership style in your own context.

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Group work will kick start the collaboration among peers. Guest speakers and Faculty will open the door to global connections.

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Readings, videos, case studies, peer feedback, team work: you can decide how much you put into it, to get the best out of it!

Is this program for you?

We are looking for people who already are in leadership positions, who feel the need of develop new mindsets and innovative solutions, and want to practice new tools to rethink their business and impact models.

Both Italian and global partners of the Italian Cooperation are invited to apply.

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An extraordinary opportunity

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How to join



In times of accelerated change, with interconnected challenges, and unpredictable global crises, being future-ready is a must. Visionary and effective leaders are needed to navigate a deep transformation of the international cooperation sector.


Application deadline is April 25th, 2022. Candidates will be selected to guarantee the diversity and the quality of the cohort. We will ensure people form different organizations can join. Beyond the 25 shortlisted, a waiting list will be created.


By April 27th, selected participants will be invited to confirm their interest by paying the 75€ fee via PayPal by April 29th. Once they send the receipt, they will receive the credentials to join the e-learning platform from May 2nd.


It is required that you join the classes live. Video recordings of the sessions are available. Participants need to attend 7 out of 10 webinars live and join 1 individual coachin sessions at least, to graduate and receive the final certificate.

Why it is worth it

Every element of the program contributes to a direct application on the job in a collaborative and interactive way.

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Voices from the first edition

“Even months after the program ended, I kept on looking at the notes I took during the courses, always finding inspiration for new innovative ideas and ways to apply the frameworks to my job.”
– Andrea Broggi, UNICEF consultant in The Gambia at the time of the program
Gaia Melloni - Action Aid
“The perfect mix of information, theory and practice, with resources, individual and group work, and inspirational guests. It makes you strive and at the same time you are always eagerly waiting for the next session. On top of this, it flourishes in your work life in the following months.”
– Gaia Melloni, Action Aid Italia Head of People, Effectiveness & SafeGuarding Department

Save the dates

The webinars are always planned from 8.30 am to 10.30 am CET, not to disrupt participant’s working days.

Innovation Modules

  • May 3rd — Introduction, Global Trends and Learning Goals
  • May 5th — System Thinking 1
  • May 10th — System Thinking 2
  • May 17th — Building Contexts for Programs
  • May 24th — Design for Impact

Leadership Modules

  • May 31st — Adaptive Leadership
  • June 7th — Immunity to Change
  • June 16th — Managing Polarities
  • June 21st — Leading Purpose-Driven Teams
  • June 28th — Leading in Action and Closing

Coaching sessions

  • One small group coaching session to identify participants’ learning goals
  • Two individual coaching sessions per participants to be scheduled by July 15th, 2022

Amani Institute is collaborating with Innovazione per lo Sviluppo since 2017

Amani Institute

We develop individuals and organizations who lead social impact

Amani Institute is a non-profit organization (501c3 non-profit status in the USA), based in Kenya, India and Brazil. 600 Fellows from 71 countries have enrolled in our Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management until now. We have also worked with 125 organizations (Unicef, Oxfam, WWF, Norwegian Refugee Council, USAID, among others) on 188 capacity-building projects involving 10.000+ participants, all over the world.

Innovazione per lo Sviluppo

Active since 2016

A strategic and multidisciplinary project on international cooperation and development aimed at fostering technological innovation processes and products in order to get creative responses to the most pressing problems that low-income countries population face. Innovazione per lo Sviluppo is a program promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with diverse partners working in data for good, digital fabrication, and ICT for Development.

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Are you ready to step up in your leadership journey?

Don’t miss the opportunity to join this transformational program!

Apply now