14 May 09:00-12:30Fotografiska museum Stockholm + Online

Moral Imagination: From Inner Change to Outer Transformation

Let's gather to reimagine our relationship to ourselves, each other, the planet and the future - with Moral Imagination. 

Join us for an exclusive Deep Dive with imagination activist Phoebe Tickell!


The Deep Dive Experience

Moral Imaginations is an imagination-based pedagogy to shift worldviews and deeply held narratives, connect to pre-existing intrinsic values, expand identity and foster connectedness. Imagination is used to confront and disrupt deeply held beliefs about what is possible, how change happens, and the role we can play in shifting paradigms.

Participants are guided through exercises that unleash creativity, expand thinking, and help them ‘see through the eyes’ of past ancestors, future generations, and an expanded present-day community, including the more-than-human world. Their approach centres on the belief that all meaningful and moral forms of action begin in imagination, attention and perception, and these are muscles that can be expanded, trained and channelled towards the good of the whole.

The methodology offers awareness-based, ontological techniques, as well as practical tools to translate this imagination into action. Moral Imaginations has been used to train ‘Imagination Activists’ in governments, corporations and non-profits with the aim of quickening the transition to a life-centric society.

Phoebe Tickell

Renegade scientist, systems thinker and social entrepreneur, Phoebe has been called a voice of the emerging future and one of the most important systems thinkers of her generation

Armed with a degree in Biological Natural Sciences, she brings her understanding of biological networks and systems thinking into governance, organisational structures, narratives and imagination. Phoebe has co-founded multiple organisations and founded Moral Imaginations, which facilitates and develops collective imagining to empower people to create shared imaginings of the future. 

Phoebe works across multiple societal contexts applying a complexity and systems thinking lens, and has worked in organisational design, as well as advising government, the education sector and the food and farming sector. She brings her training in systems and networks into the areas of sustainability, re-thinking business and work, and personal development.

Learning outcomes

Unlock the Power of Imagination
Dive deep into the concept of moral imagination, discovering how creativity and empathy can be harnessed to envision new ethical possibilities. Explore the intersection of ethics and imagination and learn how to think beyond conventional boundaries.

Question Deeply Held Assumptions
Explore the concepts of paradigms, worldviews and ‘deep’ narratives, and explore assumptions usually held for granted about our world, the future, the unimaginable, the impossible.

Three Pillars Framework
Bring the perspective of nature, ancestors and the future generations into your projects using moral imagination to create the conditions for regenerative action.

Practical Tools for Ethical Decision-Making
Acquire practical skills to apply moral imagination in your everyday life and decision-making processes. Learn to create the conditions for moral imagination to thrive.

Practical Information

This exclusive Deep Dive will take place at the Fotografiska museum in Stockholm as well as online, on May 14 2024, 09:00-12:30 CET.

The price includes lunch and coffee / tea / snacks. 

The event will be recorded and available for ticket holders only.

The proceeds from this event will go towards the development of the IDG Hubs and Networks community. The price excludes 25% VAT.

If you really want to join this workshop, but can't afford it, please send an email to pontus@innerdevelopmentgoals.org and we will find a way to help you.

What is expected of participants;

  • Be there and be present for the entire time
  • Be prepared to practise - this is not a classroom session of passive listening to a lecture

Who should attend?

1. Teams (and partners)

We highly recommend that teams of people from the same organisation attend together. This is because the deep dive is focused on practical application and attendees will have the opportunity to work on real-world examples and exercises that will help them develop their own capacities for systems change. 

2. Leaders for system change

People in leadership positions from all sectors who are seeking to use their influence to bring systems change into their organisations. This includes leaders with formal authority to make decisions that will shape the future of their organisations as well as "network leaders" who are key to how new ideas and practices spread, and can influence a wide range of people and organisations.

3. Leaders of all ages

We deliberately pair young and established leaders: People in leadership positions, and those who support them, are important because of the formal authority they have. Equally important are the young people who are less attached to the ways of the past and can, prospectively, lead in ongoing systems change in the coming decades. They are leaders for today, not just the future.

About IDG

In 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provided us with a comprehensive plan for a sustainable world by 2030. However, progress is not happening fast enough, and we urgently need to increase our collective abilities to face and work effectively with complex challenges. 

This is why we are co-creating the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) - a non-profit, open-source organisation that helps us identify and develop the collective inner skills and qualities needed to achieve the 17 SDGs and human flourishing on a healthy planet.

We research, collect and communicate science-based skills and qualities that help us to live purposeful, sustainable, and productive lives.