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Our goal is to create easy access to the collaborative changemaking strategies, tools, and examples (cases) that we've designed and learned over the years. We've published two "master toolboxes" so far. Now we're in the process of repurposing the contents from these as primary resources for the other opportunities you'll find on this website. In addition, we're creating more targeted "toolkits" for specific groups of people, organizations, and in different languages.  

Please reach out if you'd like to collaborate.  


This book is a how-to resource for aspiring and practicing changemakers everywhere. Use this hands-on, one-of-a-kind, all-in-one toolbox to build and enhance essential twenty-first century skill sets: empathy, adaptive leadership, collaborative problem-solving, teamwork, community engagement, innovation design, entrepreneurship, global competence, critical thinking, and others.

Whether you're in the private, social, governmental, or education sector, this toolbox serves your needs. It includes strategic design principles, tool kits, changemaking innovation mini-case videos, foundational how-to’s, and a means to get advice from and learn from others.

This toolbox was designed over twenty years by Greg Van Kirk, a former banker, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, award-winning social entrepreneur, strategic consultant, facilitator, and educator.


This book offers educators (pre-service and in-service teachers, principals, vice principals and school staff, teacher educators, and educational leaders in K-12 education) around the world, a practical guide to understanding and implementing the programmatic structures and institutional cultures that help young people discover and activate their power as changemakers. The text is perfect for educators who have the vision of inclusion and empowerment and are looking for field tested how-to’s from the front lines of school/teacher/student interactions.


The book presents a compelling set of field-tested, experience-based international educational models that cover the curriculum, mindset, cultures, and systems that have proven successful in supporting young people in their growth as catalysts for change. The models include the meeting of basic needs through innovative collaboration, addressing changemaking in teacher education, teacher shortages in high poverty communities, as well as models of peace education, environmental education, and models focused on social emotional learning and intelligence.

This book was co-edited by CCL collaborator Paul Kessler Rogers. 




This is a smaller version of IT'S WHAT YOU SET IN MOTION: A TOOLBOX FOR COLLABORATIVE CHANGEMAKING that's been designed as a field guide for college students, university students, and young professionals. This serves you for whatever community impact work you're doing. This includes changemaking principles, changemaking HOW-TO's, and collaborative changemaking tools. It includes specific guidance for volunteering, consulting, and innovating. This is also the field guide for the new Collaborative Changemaking Certificate offered by CCL, Ashoka U, and National Peace Corps Association. 

This field guide was designed over twenty years by Greg Van Kirk, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, co-founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps, award-winning social entrepreneur, strategic consultant, facilitator, and educator.

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