Across society we are struggling to navigate the complexities of climate change and transition to a net-zero economy.

It is clear that 'business-as-usual' thinking and practices are not up to the task.   

The big question is, what is? 

We are delighted to partner with University College London Grand Challenges, to bring you an immersive event to play the Exploring Sustainable Futures game, developed by Cranfield University's Sustainable Business Group and The Beeworx Change Agency.

Hosted in the Architecture Building on UCL campus, you will practice decision-making for climate resilience through an immersive game workshop, hear from leading academics, and engage with others from diverse sectors who are also grappling with their response to systemic climate risk.

Take this knowledge back to your role to strengthen your real-world response to strategic challenges and opportunities - and your ability to navigate these with different stakeholders in your network. Determine whether this game workshop will benefit others in your organisation and find out how to play with us in the future.

Event location

The Bartlett School of Architecture
22 Gordon Street

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Why join us?

New problems need a new approach.

It’s simple – we are all on an uncharted journey towards Net Zero that requires new skills and competencies that cannot be taught and learnt in the traditional way.

While the learning from the game is multi-faceted, this workshop will focus on the Leadership Competencies for Sustainability, as identified by David Grayson and Rosina Watson:

  1. Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration
  2. Systems Thinking
  3. Purpose-Led
  4. Strategic Sustainability
  5. Future Thinking

This immersive, participatory experience builds these critical competencies by engaging our creativity and imagination, alongside our critical thinking. 

Join us to explore deeply serious topics with the playful curiosity needed to move beyond our limits.  Build future-ready skills to manage climate-related risks in your organisation and play your part in a just transition.  Leave ‘business as usual’ behind for a day - and find out how you can share the experience with colleagues and stakeholders to do the same.  

What will you learn?

  • Strengthen deep leadership competencies through role play and collaboration.
  • Consider how to effect change through your organisation, and as an individual.
  • Rehearse navigating complex change in relationship with stakeholders.
  • Develop and test strategies in the context of an uncertain future.
  • Discover your 'unknowns' in a psychologically safe space that encourages experimentation.
  • Test this experience for yourself to determine if your organisation would benefit from playing.

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What to expect?

  • Travel through time and experience emerging climate-related risks and opportunities, responding to news headlines in future decades as key actors and influencers in society.
  • Engage in curious conversations and grow your network with motivated changemakers.
  • Hear from academics from UCL and Cranfield University on how to improve your business resilience to climate impacts.
  • Light lunch and refreshments will be provided through the day. There is also a bar outside the room for drinks after the event where snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Who should attend?

This game will help you gain perspective in your own context, regardless of sector or organisation type. In a professional context, it is typically played with senior leaders, sustainability consultants and learning leads in a professional context. In an academic context, it is played with those leading and participating in post-graduate and executive education.

You should attend if:

  • You are curious about how sustainability could influence your business decisions.
  • You believe that systemic change is needed to tackle the scale of the climate crisis.
  • You are facing complex challenges are looking for effective learning experiences to address them.
  • You are looking for an inspiring and memorable experience to equip your leaders for the future.


Tickets are priced at £500 for a full-day experience including lunch and refreshments.

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Non-profits and sole traders
We believe this game has the potential to empower individuals and organisations to make real and lasting change in their contexts. For this reason, we offer a concessionary rate to sole traders, community groups and non-profits.

Please use this link to apply for the concessionary rate of £350 instead.

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If you have a question over eligibility for a concession, please contact

UCL Staff
With thanks to University College of London for hosting us, we can offer a limited number of fully-funded tickets to UCL staff who can commit to attend the full workshop.

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If you have questions about whether this experience is right for you, please email Caroline Harris, Game Project and Event Manager, at