The Trailblazers "flagship" program is a track in which a group of 8 to 16 professionals pragmatically develop an impact-driven solution. From idea to impact. We call this Impact Driven New Business Development (ID-NBD). This can involve both, a product, service and process. The program is therefore relevant for start-ups, SMEs and large companies alike. 


In the group we look for a good balance between companies, self-employed, civil society and institutions. We also look for diversity and a good complement to each other in terms of background, knowledge and interests. After all, it is the collaboration of all facets of society that must form a symbiosis together to make lasting, positive impact.


The program is based on the S4C methodology, in which a socially driven business case is worked on in an iterative process, continuously thinking from the needs of the 'end user'. The method is great for getting into action mode, stepping out of the comfort zone and achieving results quickly and effectively. Since 2013, over 3,000 impact creators have already been trained using the methodology we developed ourselves.

The creative process and group dynamics are used as a tool to work on the personal development of each participant. This is done using our Impact Leadership Method and a personal one-on-one facilitator who challenges the participant; making them think to create a stronger awareness of themselves and the effect of the Trailblazer-to-be on others and the environment.



Entrepreneurs, managers, team leaders, intrapreneurs, CSR/CSR coordinators, creatives, sustainability officers, SME directors.

Program Duration:

The full program includes 9 days (3 full days and 6 half days) spread over a period of 3 months.

  • 3 x Fridays from 09.00 - 18.00.
  • 6 x Fridays from 13.00 - 17.00. 
Program period:

Spring 2024: start March 8, end May 31.


From 1 to 3 people per organization. We aim for a mixed group from the business, government and social domains.


Utrecht (fall), Amsterdam (spring) and on-site sessions throughout NL.


Includes materials, lunch and dinner at the start of each block.


8 - 12 hours per week.

Language of instruction:

Dutch (fall), English (spring).


€ 4,500, - p.p. (excl. VAT)
early bird discount 10% (valid for registration before Jan. 15, 2024).


The Trailblazers program can also be given "in-house" in a modular format. This is of interest to groups of eight or more and usually recommended for teams working either in different departments in a large organization or in similar roles internationally. The in-house program serves alongside a business development track and a leadership program as an integration and company culture strengthening track.

The modules of the Trailblazers Inhouse program consist of the core module and three separate in-depth modules. The core module Impact & Sustainable Development (5 days) consists of four consecutive days and two afternoons. The in-depth modules (3 days) are Impact Leadership; Purpose & Positive Change; and Measuring Impact, Systems & Communication

An organization receives the Trailblazer seal of approval for 10 years when a group of eight people has completed the complete basic module and two of the in-depth modules within two years. The format of the program can be flexibly arranged with the Trailblazer team. The program can be given in both Dutch and English. Price and details on request.