Creating Positive Impact will back in September 2021.

Our last cohort of the academic year is over, but don't be sad, we are coming back in September 2021 to start the new academic year 2021-2022 infused with positive impact!

Become a force for good!

Created in collaboration with Positive Impact Society Erasmus (PISE), Creating Positive Impact the skills and thinking you will need to have a truly big positive impact. Based on insights from research areas such as impact measurement and global priorities research, we will help you to get a grip on the impact you are currently having, how you minimize the negative and maximize the positive.
Week 1: Sustainability

"Improving the world starts with yourself." The first session will focus on getting to know the group. You will learn to decrease your negative impact on the planet, a sustainable lifestyle and your personal carbon footprint.

Week 2: What the heart wants

Find out what drives you to go beyond “doing little harm” and go the extra mile of “doing good”. Discussions about doing good can sometimes become heated, gain skills to keep discussions constructive.

Week 3: Time is precious

The average person spends 80.000 hours on their career. A huge opportunity for impact! No matter if you want to start a non/for-profit or find a job at an existing one, you'll get the tools you need to find out where your help is most needed.

Week 4: Let’s get to work

You will start thinking about your future plans “like a scientist”. You will explore your next steps towards work that does good, then we will encourage you to actually take the first step.

Week 5: Money that does good

There are a lot of good reasons to criticize the charitable sector. None of these critiques apply to every single charity. How do you find the ones that do use your money in important ways?

Week 6: Becoming a force for good

Now it is time to implement what you have learned. Together you will set your goals for the future and see if you can assist each other in any way. 


Who is this course for?

This course is tailored to people who want to make the world a better place, but are not quite sure how they are going to do it. If you think that there are a lot of important problems in the world, you want to help solve these problems, but you don’t quite know where to start, this course is for you! We are looking for open-minded but critical students who don’t just want to think about making an impact, but actually start making it.


Be the first to master how to make the world a better place.


Your choices impact the world around you. Let’s make that impact big and beautiful.

How do you make sure your actions don’t harm people and the planet? How do you find a job, or start an enterprise that truly makes a difference?

The world is a complex place.  Together with your classmates you will come up with answers to these difficult questions, and you’ll be invited to turn those answers into actions.


Koen Schoenmakers       

Koen is the founder and co-chair of Positive Impact Society Erasmus (PISE). His background is in Ethics, he took part in the Erasmus Honours Programme aimed at solving society’s “Grand Challenges” and he was part of a fellowship looking at in-depth methodology within the emerging field of “global priorities research”. Currently he is doing a Masters focussing on developing evidence-based interventions and assessing their impact.

Chiara Arkesteijn       

Chiara is the founder and co-chair of Positive Impact Society Erasmus (PISE) and studies Work and Organisational Psychology (MSc). Chiara teaches Professional Development at RSM. She is passionate about helping people fulfill their potential, in their own development as well as for doing good and loves to use non-violent communication to make meaningful connections.

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The course

The courses will be taught via Zoom. Your teacher will send you the Zoom link before the lessons

In addition to the 12 hours of class, there is preparatory work to be done. This will take on average 1-2h. The more time you invest in this course, the more you will get out of it!

Yes, you will get our beautiful CPI certificate in PDF format. You need to attend the 5 out of 6 weeks of class, complete the final assignment and fill-out the end of the program survey. The certificate will be sent by the end of April.

Conditions to apply

You can sign up for any of our available courses until March 1st at midnight. You just need to fill up the form. We will contact you to confirm your participation in the course. Spots are limited. For this cohort, we will keep it simple: first come, first served.

Because of the current situation, all of our courses are hold fully online through the CANVAS platform, therefore you need to be an EUR students or fresh alumni with a valid ERNA ID.


No! Trainings are 100% free of charge. The whole LifeVersity project is possible thanks to the support of Community for Learning and Innovation and Students-4-Students. All we ask it's for you to commit to finish the course.

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