How To Change The World

It is normal to harbour a wish to lead a meaningful life which has a beneficial impact on those around us. However grand it might sound, wanting to 'change the world' is a proper and mature ambition.

However, by a dispiriting law of inertia, we tend to remain passive, assuming that change cannot take place, or that we are not really the ones to instigate it. This cannot in reality be true; there are simply too many examples of everyday initiative to the contrary.

Much has to do with learning where our own particular passion may lie - and how we might marry it to the needs of the world.

In this class, we examine the psychological, cultural and social resistances we may encounter as we look to make a change. The class aims to provide inspiration, a healthy dose of realism, and the practical tools to make a realistic difference.


18.00     Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.00     Class finishes

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'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfulcommitted citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.'
— Margaret Mead


Mickey Kovari is a political economist and strategic designer hell-bent on systemic and sustainable social change. He runs Social Innovation Thinking, a consultancy that co-designs products, services, events, and enterprises that have social and economic impact. Mickey has founded and been involved in a number of social enterprises including Flashpoint Labs, the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, and Arrilla Online. Mickey has been involved in the Indigenous Sector for 10 years. He is currently part of the Recognise campaign which is trying to change the Australian Constitution so that it recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and so it doesn’t allow for racism. He is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.


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How To Change The World


When and where:
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 6 - 9pm
    The School of Life, 370 Bourke St Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010


Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0481 263 041 or email

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