A Service Design + Community Organising
R&D Sprint

the challenge

The Climate Action Heroes Challenge consists of a self-organised Research & Development sprint that brings together designers and community organisers to co-create resources that enable teachers, youth workers and others to empower young people to stand as climate action leaders within their communities.



Wednesday, 18th November

Workshop 1


18:00 – 19:30

Welcome to the Climate Action Heroes!


We kick off the journey with the first workshop on the challenge of developing a toolkit to build leadership capacity.


In this space we look at the briefing in more detail and participants to dive into the briefing, find their roles, allocate tasks for the following sprints. You will also be guided towards resources like the Hero Journey model and approaches to tackle the challenge in sprints.


Workshop on Zoom!

Friday, 27th November

Workshop 2

Model Review

18:00 – 19:30

Half way through the project we catch up and review the first ideas!


This workshop follows the first research and synthesis sprints and you will have collaboratively brought first ideas into being.


We will review the first  models of a leadership toolkit, and create the space for your to share your individual learning on the topic of Creative Leadership development.


Workshop on Zoom!

Friday, 11th December

Workshop 3

Prototype Review

18:00 – 19:30

With the feedback and reflection from workshops and sprints we invite you back to share and review your prototype.


In this closing workshop you will present your results as the initial feedback you have gathered along the way. The final version will then be presented as an initial toolkit and tested within communities in East London.


To close the journey you will be given the chance to reflect on your collaboration, sprint experience and personal learnings.


Workshop and closing celebration on Zoom!


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