HERÄÄMÖ: Systems change work in an organization and practice

HERÄÄMÖ: Systems change work in an organization and practice

Engaging in systems change is about practical action. Join us to hear about the experiences The Children’s Society has had in applying the approach.
Enrol in by October 18

Systems thinking and systems change might sound like academic jargon but many social innovators apply approaches that are based on these practices, but without all the difficult language.

One of the organisations using such an approach is the UK-based The Children’s Society, where systems change work done for the benefit of children and young people is part of the work of almost every employee. The charity organises the Systems Changers programme, which builds the confidence and capabilities of frontline practitioners to transform systems and tackle the complex issues faced by young people today.

In Sitra Lab’s second HERÄÄMÖ breakfast event, we will be joined by Adam Groves and Lucy Dacey from The Children’s Society. At October’s event, the pair will share their experiences of how their systems change work is becoming a part of their organisation’s core operations and how it is applied in a national programme. That programme is called and seeks to tackle the exploitation of children with others in the children and youth-service system.


The Children’s Society is one of the leading charities working with children and young people in the UK. It is a leader in testing out new approaches to systems change, with which they hope to improve the lives of the nation’s most vulnerable young people.

Adam Groves, who has studied Service Design in Finland, works as a Design Lead, and Lucy Dacey works as the national programme manager for the Disrupting Exploitation programme.



Breakfast is served


Good morning and welcome!


Networking and introduction to the topic


Presentation: Systems Change at The Children’s Society




Event ends

The event is open to all who wish to broaden their horizons on positive societal change and who want to network with others engaged with similar topics. The event is free of charge.

The language of the event is English. Space is limited so please enroll by 18 October 2019 at the latest.

You can also follow the presentations on Zoom by registering as a participant using this link.

The video stream will be recorded and shared on YouTube afterwards.

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What is HERÄÄMÖ?

What is HERÄÄMÖ?

HERÄÄMÖ is Sitra Lab’s new breakfast series in which we create shared a understanding of how we might tackle wicked problems with leading experts in the field.

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