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It’s become a fancy acronym: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a container for “Hey, it’s messy out there!” It’s also misleading: VUCA blends four distinct types of challenges that demand four distinct types of responses.


That makes it difficult to know how to future-proof organisations and cities. It is easy to use VUCA as a showstopper, a way to drop the hard work of change and development. After all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right? Actually, you can. Like biological species, organisations and cities are complex adaptive systems that continuously evolve, adapt to change and prepare for the unknown.



Today's challenge is to shape VUCA proof organisations and communities. How? Start to change mindsets and explore different approaches. Successful change leaders use frameworks which are built on new disciplines in science such as evolutionary biology, complex adaptive systems and design thinking.

The VUCA CANVAS is such a framework. Carved in colorful canvasses and inspiring workshop formats. Seamlessly designed to stimulate conversation about shaping viable organisations and communities. Multiple projects show deep change and tangible impact. Easy to use and ready to go.

Training for Practitioners
Practitioners Training Berlin
Fri, Mar 27
Impact Hub Berlin
Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Impact Hub Berlin, Friedrichstraße 246, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland, Germany
Learn how to apply the VUCA CANVAS in your organisation or practice. Join an accreditation training and become part of a global community of practice.
Practitioners Training Toronto
Fri, May 22
Centre for Social Innovation - Annex
May 22, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Centre for Social Innovation - Annex, 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, Canada
Learn how to apply the VUCA CANVAS in your organisation or practice. Join an accreditation training and become part of a global community of practice.


The VUCA CANVAS is a framework, a set of canvasses and a workshop format. It is designed by a community of practitioners. The development is an ongoing proces together with universities and researchers.

Certified practitioners are applying the approach actively with clients globally. Please feel free to reach out. We are happy to tell you more about our work, projects and experiences.

Rik Berbé, concept designer & network facilitator 


Shape a viable organisation or community. Become responsive to shocks. Increase adaptive capacity. Embrace agile working. Use new language and powerful narratives. We support teams globally to start applying the VUCA CANVAS by facilitating interactive high-impact workshopsPlease contact us and we can start co-creating an amazing learning journey. 

Do you want to use the canvasses in your practice? We organise training sessions for practitioners. You will be provided with the full set of skills and materials, combined with the confidence necessary to successfully facilitate workshops for your clients. More information about training opportunities below.



Joris van den Berghweg 103
1067 HP Amsterdam

The Netherlands