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Due to the current situation, make_shift will be postponed until further notice. An update on the programm, new dates and location will follow in due time.


make_shift is a collaborative leadership learning journey on system transformation for sustainability.

make_shift is a learning space to equip leaders with the mindset, the unusual insights, and the ‘how’ to build future-ready businesses for a low and zero-carbon circular economy.

Learn here if you are ready to join the make_shift community and embark on a unique learning journey offering a toolbox for change and impact.

What are your key take-aways?

√ An understanding of global sustainability transformation, megatrends, circular economy, technological opportunities, climate and planetary boundaries;

√ Concepts, roadmaps and a toolbox to discover and unlock the emerging opportunities to innovate and transform current business;

√ Collaborative leadership know-how focusing on planetand people-centered innovation, and cultural change;

√ A great network of change makers and access to an international community of coaches and experts from science to business;

√ Know-how and tailor-made learning material to continue to work with;

√ Awareness for the leadership mindset and personal resilience which is needed for systemic change.


How will you learn?

√ A tailor-made programme
√ An interactive learning space
√ A transdisciplinary curriculum
√ Selected international experts
√ Experienced coaches from various fields
√ Peer-to-peer learning
√ A safe space to explore, fail, learn and grow


When will make_shift take place?Alpbach_Luiza-Puiu

make_shift will not take place this summer due to the current situation. More information on the programme, new dates and location will follow in due time.

Are you ready to join?

We are looking for you if you want to be part of a new generation of leaders, who are truly willing and ready to transform business towards sustainability.

Each year we select the cohort of participants based on diversity and impact. Please find all details on the short application process in our program brochure.

Please send your application to

Due to the current situation, please note that make_shift will be postponed until further notice. A new call for applications will be released in due time.


Data protection

By applying to make_shift you agree that your data will be stored for the purpose of selection, registration and communication. For more details on our General Terms and Conditions please refer to:


Want to get in touch?

Your contact is Floria Springer, E:; T: +43 (1) 718 17 11-26


Our sounding board

Never go alone. We are greatful to our external sounding board. make_shift has been created with the help of great minds.

Geanne van Arkel, former Head of Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA (NL),

Renat Heuberger, Founder and CEO, South Pole Carbon (CH),

Dr. Martin Stuchtey, Professor for Resource Strategy and Management, Innsbruck University and Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ (D),

Anna Kirah, Founder Kirah AS, (NO)

External programme curator

Anna Handschuh, Strategic Design and Programmes for Impact


Join the mailing list

If you want to learn more about our leadership programme please send an email to with your email signature or the following information: First Name, Last Name, Position, Organisation, Email Address, Phone Number, Country of Residence. We will gladly add you to the mailing list.