Join our innovative learning lab next:pedition!

The next:pedition by dwarfs and Giants is an innovative learning program to help you create a fundamental shift in the way we work, lead and design organizations in the future. This hands-on learning lab is designed to steer your organization from now:land to next:land. The 3rd edition of the learning lab will start in March 2022. Find out more in our upcoming Discovery Sessions!

Why do we need this fundamental shift of organizing?

Today’s organizations as we know them are formed by the needs of the industrial revolution. Therefore, hierarchies of people and power respond to questions from the past: This is what we call “now:land”. But digitalization, big data, complexity and speed and their implication on organizations force us to fundamentally think and act differently to succeed in this new environment. The next:pedition is designed to enable organizations to respond to the global forces that radically change the way we work and live: To help you and your organization enter “next:land”.

Download the PDF-folder with all details here!

5 reasons for you to join next:pedition!

1. You will find new answers on how to lead your own organizational transformation towards agility, a culture of innovation and new ways of working.
2. You will find peers and a safe space to reflect and transform your personal patterns.
3. You will build courage and confidence in guiding your organization on that transformation.
4. You will learn a powerful systemic transformation approach combined with agile and self-organization practices and tools needed to respond to a world of dynamic complexity.
5. You will learn from, explore and practice with pioneers from other organizations in a hands-on lab environment (case-works, experiments) as well as during learning journeys.


How will you learn all this?

By doing! During the course of this program, you will get many chances to prototype, fail, reflect, learn and succeed:

You will experience yourself in two teams: one to self-organize your own learning journey and a second one to explore a specific aspect of next:organizing in depth
You will work on real organization cases and experiment within your own context
You will experiment with our toolbox: a handpicked selection of approaches and methods based on Agile Working Practices, Scrum, Holacracy, Sociocracy, Design Thinking and Lean-Start-Up.
You will apply powerful systemic theory and practices.

And: you will be supported by 4 guides to maximize your learning experience!

Who can join the journey?

16-22 next:pedition members from different organizations (min. 3 years of working experience) willing to explore new ways of working in the 21st century:

  • Transformational Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Changemakers
  • HR Managers
  • Internal & External Organizational Consultants

… and any others that feel the urge to enter next:land!


How much is the journey?

The tuition fee for all modules amounts in EUR 16.900,– per participant for 20-25 training days across Europe. This fee also includes 1 PREP:CAMP (on Systemic Transformation Theory, Agile Working Methods or Group Dynamics – find out more on our training site), 1 meet-up after the program, handouts and learning materials. Additionally, the seminar package incl. workshop venue and coffee breaks is EUR 1.500,– per participant. Your travel expenses, hotel accommodation (overnight stays) and the travel expenses for the Learning Journey (Module 4) are not covered by the tuition fee.

We offer 2 discounted seats for start up companies and/or NGOs.

What‘s your entry point?

Depending on your background and experience you choose your preferred starting point and select one or more modules. All workshops are open for the public, one PREP:CAMP is included for each participant of the next:pedition. More details on our event page, registration via!

1) “Clear the Air” (2 d)
The Human Side of Work: Learn the fundamentals of how to build a constructive conflict culture in your organization.
Date: Nov./Dec. 2021 or Feb./March 2022 – more details on the event-page!

2) Agile Work Practices (2 d)
Understand and apply the basic principles and practices of agile work beyond IT.
Date: Feb. & March 2022 – more details on the event-page!

3) Systemic Transformation Theory (3,5 d)
Understand the theroetical foundation of viewing organizations as systems and profound implications for management and consulting
Date: January 2022

4) Groupdynamics (5 d)
Learn about your behavior in groups and build capacities to influence group dynamics.
Date: February & July 2022

When are the modules?

MODULES of next:pedition 3 (in 2022)

Module 1 | base:camp: March 15-18, Austria
Virtual Learning Lab 1 | next:theories in practice: April 1
Module 2 | my journey: May 3-5, Portugal or Italy
Virtual Learning Lab 2 | next:decision making: May 23
Module 3 | next:transform: July 6-8, Netherlands
Module 4 | next:visits: Sept. 19-23 (3 days journey & 2 days harvesting), Austria
Virtual Learning Lab 3 | next:collaboration: Sept. 28
Module 5 | start by starting: Nov. 14-17, Spain
Meet Up: January 16-17, 2023, Austria

Download the PDF-folder with all details about every module here!


How can I join next:pedition?

It’s quite simple: Call or email our next:pedition guide Gerhard – and he will get back to you asap! Or join our upcoming online Discovery Session on December 1, 2021!

nextpedition_gerhard_hochreiter_kontaktbildyour next:pedition contact point
Dr. Gerhard Hochreiter
evolutionary catalyst at dwarfs and Giants
0043/699/136 88081

“Let’s work with our revolutionary potential and radically change the future of organization.”

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