Learn how to change the Stories that shape your Life,
so you can change the way you shape the Future

Discover the Shapership Academi

Alternatives + Creativity + Aspirations + Disruptions + Education + Movements + Imagination

An original Education and Transformation Initiative offering you the opportunity to learn and practice a vital 21st century Competency: 

Shapership”: the Art of Shaping the Future,
i.e. making alternative and meaningful Futures visible, desirable and actionable.

The Shapership Academi is designed for purpose-driven people of all ages and professions who, rather than correcting the Past, aspire to open new paths towards a Future in tune with their deepest Aspirations and Hopes.

In a series of 5 x 2-day workshops (10 days total over a period of 5 months), you will journey through a process named “GO from EGO to ECO” .

This Transformative Experience is crafted to enable you to think big and different about the way you see the world and how you want to contribute to its Transformation.

It offers you a unique space of Hope and Imagination to sharpen your skills and learn in practice the vital Mindsets and skillsets of the Future.

The Shapership Academi stands for more Imagination Courage Freedom

Ultimately, it stands for building the Future on Imagination, Hope and Radical Wisdom, 
rather than building it on Fear, Despair or Violence.

Listen to an excerpt from our Shapership podcast to learn more:

Listen to excerpts from the Shapership podcast: 

It is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So, be that one person.
R. Buckminster Fuller
What is shapership?

The Art of Shaping the Future

Shapership is a new concept we invented and wrote a book about to open “windows” in the Minds.

The word associates :

  • Shaping” (as in “shaping a diamond”)
  • and “Ship” (meaning “a skill”, as “craftsmanship” means a skill in a particular craft)

Shapership is the Art of shaping new Realities, opening up new paths to the Future and transforming Society for the better. 

Above all, Shapership is a way to “look” at the world, completely aware that “the eye only sees what the brain is ready to understand”, thus that we have the power and freedom to change our “Reality”.

It is an ability that every person, anywhere in the world, possesses from the moment he/she faces Reality in fresh, creative, visionary and sometimes revolutionary ways.

The Shapership Academi‘s curriculum is based on the principles developed in our book and on our extensive practice of making alternative stories of the Future visible and actionable for companies, organisations and communities of work. 

THe programme

Go from EGO to ECO

This transformative experience is based on the careful articulation of five 2-day workshops, crafted to enable you to think big and radically different about the way you see the world and how you want to participate in its Transformation for yourselves, your communities and Society as a whole. 

The flow of the programme starts with an introductory workshop designed to help you acquire the mindsets and thinking skills needed to become creative actors in the new society. 

Each remaining modules is built to deep dive into specific aspects of Shapership, generating a life affirming transformative approach that gives you  hope that a viable Future is possible.

THe Methodology

How can you learn the Art of Shaping the Future ?
By Rehearsing it!

Our workshops are live, interactive, co-creative – limited to 12 participants and we use a radically different approach to Education.

That’s why Each workshop is a “Rehearsal of the Future”; offering you opportunities to safely transform what and how you think, Learn in the Presence of others, as well as deliberately change the stories that shape your life, so you can change the way you shape the world.

What you will learn

Think 2 Think Archipelago

Start with the Art of re-perception

Transform how and what you think, alone and in groups, revisit your assumptions and worldviews.

Soul Needs Bridge

Include your whole self in the picture

Increase your awareness and presence by connecting body, mind and heart, with an open soul compass.

Foresight Observatory

The Art of the long view

Shift from rigid positions to flexible perspectives, navigate uncertainties and structure qualitative Thinking about the Future.

I have a dream

Preparing for transformative impact

Think big, broadly and radically differently about yourself and possible viable Futures.

Concept Spring

The Art of efficient, creative Thinking and Imagination

Consciously escape routine patterns, adopt unconventional Wisdom, think boldly, conceptually and creatively.

Jazz Combo Metaphor

Understand the Art of Swinging together

Sustain networks of hope, cultivate a sense of purpose in everything you do, move from rigid structures to focus and freedom.

Big Picture Panorama 2

The Big Picture View

Move from fragmentation to holism with focus by connecting the dots and making sense of the whole.

Butterfly Effect

Practice the Butterfly Effect

Think and acknowledge Birth and Decline, Chaos and Order, Truth and Prototruth. Participate fully versus panic.

If you are more of the systemic kind, 
here is the “Mayonnaise effect”

Like a mayonnaise is the combination of various elements which generates more Value than the sum of the parts,
the programme carefully articulates Methods, Lenses, Metaphors and Tools which reinforce each other.

 The Academi is designed to create the conditions you need to :

  • equip yourself with State-of-the-Art Creative Thinking, Forecasting and Conversation practice
  • learn and practice the Mindsets and Deep Skills of the Future

The Academi not only provides Knowledge but a holistic approach to build the Shapership Attitude: an attitude of Radical Authenticity, Creative Imagination and Unconventional Wisdom. 

A word from the Shapership Academi's Godfather

“To survive the chaotic transition period we are traversing, moving from caterpillar to butterfly stage, we have to change collectively, as local, national and planetary citizens; we have to change relationally, learning to cooperate cosmo-locally; and we have to change individually, as we move from ego to eco.

We are not fully born with these skills, we learn them, and to learn them, we need skilled mentors and facilitators, who have an understanding of all these levels at the same time.
These people are rare, but you will find them in the amazing people of Shapership. Look no further to find peers in this journey. 

Shapership is an invaluable commons of capabilities and experiences.”

Michel Bauwens

Founder of the Peer to Peer Foundation, Author, Researcher
One of the most influential personalities of the 21st Century

Change your maps, shape the landscape

"Re-shape the world with Aline ! Follow this initiative, you will not be disappointed!"

Directeur Administratif et Financier, Group One
"An original yet sound methodology to (re)define the future we desire. Could not make more sense given the present we live in. I strongly recommend it!"
Azéle Mathieu
Innovation Lead - Associate Director at MSD Belgium
"Coming from two of the sharpest & most creative minds I've met.
A transformative educational experience. Highly commended !"

CEO @ AI Black Belt,
Venture Partner & Coach @ LeanSquare

What does your registration cover?

Included in your fee: 

a one-year Full Membership to the “Go Do Good Hub”, i.e. 5 ways to enjoy access to Knowledge, Innovation, Inspiration and Practice of the “Shapership Attitude”

  • The whole “GO From EGO to ECO programme” : 5 two-days transformative workshops, delivered at the moment on the Zoom platform: 10 days – 60 hours of experience. This is NOT a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course); it is an EECO (Exceptional Eclectic Course delivered Online)
  • Private access 24/7 to the digital platform. Digital documents, videos and web links are shared throughout each experience and feed individual and collective research
  • 10 hours of Peer-to-Peer co-Learning and on demand coaching inputs for each participants


As the course progresses, we will also be adding 

  • A “Community of Practice”: a 2-hour monthly meeting through the course to detect and support patterns of Shapership Practices. These are not mandatory but we strongly encourage everyone to attend those as well. 
  • The group’s “Thinking Club”: a simple, efficient and easy way to develop Creativity as a skill. Access to five 1 hour 1/2 practice sessions for the enjoyment, the ever-improving practice and the application of efficient and creative Thinking
5 Shapership Acedemi Workshops

How much is the investment in the whole Shapership Academi ?


Purpose-driven people
of all ages
0 Scholar-Shaper-SHip


Purpose-driven people
of all ages
4.000 + VAT


Liberal professions and
small companies
4.500 + VAT


Large organisations and
5.000 +VAT

Training is usually more fun with friends and colleagues you appreciate ! You can save 15% EUR (VAT excluded) by bringing another participant. A special rate is provided for teams from the same organisation.

You are entitled to subsidies if you live in the Brussels Region. 

No one should be prevented from attending the Shapership Academi for financial reasons!

Some motivated and dedicated people may be going through difficult times. And the Shapership Academi could just be what they need to start a new and more gratifying period of their life.

That’s why we developed a new concept: the Scholar-Shaper-ship!

This means that each person who, like you, pays full tuition is actually contributing to the financing of half the tuition of one of those temporarily “fragile” persons.

How does it feel to become the perfect illustration of 1 + 1 = 3?


Registration open for Group 1 online course 

“Godfathers”: Michel Bauwens and Rob Hopkins

Start Date: April 22nd 2021 – End date: August 20th 2021

This course meets once a month for 5 months, the last Thursday and Friday of each month, i.e. April 22nd and 23rd, May 20th and 21st, June 17th and 18th, July 22nd and 23rd, August 19th and 20th

Time: 9:00 am – 15:15 pm, Central European Time (Brussels)

Bonus ½ Day Follow-up: Friday, 27th August, 2021, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Classes will be taught live through Zoom video conferencing

Format: maximum 12 participants 

If you are looking for a transformative experience that will allow you to shape a Future in tune with your hopes and aspirations

Have questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

The only entry requirement is personal relevance to you. However, it is important that you complete the pre-course questionnaire you will receive on registration.

No. It might even help. The main thing is your interest and motivation for engaging in the transformational journey. The workshops will provide you with supplementary materials. 

No. This is an integrated process that progressively builds up.

Yes, the course has it’s own Zoom room for visual faciltation of the group work and group interaction. You don’t need to set up your own account.

The interaction includes elements of visual facilitation and requires continuous visual presence for participation in discussions.

To make this possible, participants are required to participate with a as high a resolution screen as possible. The course is unsuitable for participation by mobile phone and a computer is recommended rather than a tablet.

Yes. We will issue a certificate on completion.


The minimum requirement is attendance at all five 2-day sessions, and around 1 hour of study and practice between sessions. The rest is your choice to participate in the Communities of Practice, Thinking Club, peer to peer co-Learning and other opportunities from the GO DO GOOD Hub.

There will be essential briefing material to assist catch up and you might get help from fellow participants on an asynchronous chat. 

If you can’t afford to pay in one sum, you can pay in 5 agreed installments. In that case, your admission is contingent upon your written statement of commitment to honor our work within the agreed time frame. 


To discuss any refund, please contact us. 

Contact us

If you want to know more about what the course will mean to you or if you have specific questions, contact us at aline.frankfort@gmail.com or +32 (0) 486 51 34 15; visit our website.