Starting at September 19, 2022
6 weeks
10 hours per week

Understanding and designing progressive organisational structures

  • Detailed knowledge on how progressive organisations work
  • A class (maximum 20) of like-minded students
  • Strategies on how to successfully change your organisation
  • Live Q&A sessions with pioneers
€ 5000,- (excl. taxes)
Starting at September 19, 2022
6 weeks
10 hours per week

An introduction

The course “Understanding and designing progressive organisational structures” is a 6-week intensive online course to help you learn all about progressive organisations. We’ll explore case studies of some of the world’s most pioneering organisations and help you to translate the lessons to your (client) organisation.


What you will learn

  • Detailed knowledge on how progressive organisations work

    Explore some of the world’s most pioneering organisations in detail. You’ll learn how these progressives approach elements such as purpose, principles, roles and responsibilities, decision-making, and self-managing structures.

  • In-depth case studies

    This course features four in-depth case studies presented in text, video, animation, live sessions, and homework. You’ll learn from Buurtzorg, Haier, Viisi, and ner Group. Plus, one the world’s most radical transformation companies, K2K, will help you explore transformation strategies.

  • Skills and tools to design a progressive organisation

    Each week you’ll be given homework and exercises to translate the lessons you learn to your (client) organisation. There’s a live session with fellow students each week to reflect, learn and digest.


The classroom

A maximum of 20 students may enroll per cohort. Plus, one scholarship is available in each cohort for someone working at a charity, NGO, or similar.

The course takes place online. There are two live sessions per week. All other content can be accessed in your own time.


Course Material

Each week you'll receive new content. Here's what you can expect:

Q&As with pioneers

5 exclusive Q&A sessions with pioneers to deep-dive into the world's most progressive workplaces.

Peer learning sessions

Weekly live sessions to discuss, reflect and learn together with classmates from around the world.

On-demand content

50+ hours of exclusive on-demand content presented in text, video, animation, and homework.

Community meet-ups

Weekly co-working sessions and social meet-ups with fellow rebels from around the world.

This course is facilitated by Mark Eddleston. Mark is a new ways of working expert who founded the global Reinventing Work movement. Joost or Pim (co-founders of Corporate Rebels) join the peer learning sessions to share their insights of 5+ years of research into the world's most progressive organisations.



Course dates for the live sessions of 'Cohort 6':

  • Monday Sep 19, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Sep 21, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Monday Sep 26, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Sep 28, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Monday Oct 3, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Oct 5, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Monday Oct 10, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Oct 12, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Monday Oct 17, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Oct 19, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Monday Oct 24, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST
  • Wednesday Oct 26, 2022 3pm-5pm CEST


The course is run on a self-developed platform. It’s the place to access course material, communicate with fellow students, and work on assignments. Plus, we use video conferencing for the live sessions.

Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive more information for onboarding.

A word from our alumni

Secure your spot.

The course fee is € 5000,- per person (excl. VAT). To secure your place, we ask for a 10 percent down payment when signing up. The balance will be payable one month before start date. Upon receipt of your down payment, we guarantee your place.

Ready to join? Contact Pauline!

Ready to join in September? Contact Pauline and let her know:

  • Your full name
  • Company name
  • Invoice details
  • What you want to get out of the course


  • 01.
    What is the Corporate Rebels Academy?
  • 02.
    What is Corporate Rebels?

    Corporate Rebels is a company, a movement, a blog, a book, and much more. What’s more important is why we do what we do. That’s to make work more fun.

    For more than five years we’ve been visiting and researching more than one hundred of the world’s most progressive organisations to understand how to create better workplaces. We share what we learn on our blog.


  • 03.
    What does the learning environment look like?

    In essence, the self-developed learning platform has two main function:

    • Course content: It’s where you find an overview of the courses you’ve purchased. Plus, the place where you learn through written content, videos, animations, assignments, etc.

    • Community: It’s where you connect with fellow students from around the world. Every individual who purchases a course gets free access to the global community.

  • 04.
    How do I apply?

    To join our cohort-based courses, contact Pauline and let her know:

    • Your full name

    • Company name

    • What you want to get out of the course

    • Invoice details

    On-demand courses can be purchased at any moment. Visit the course page of the course(s) you’d like to follow, purchase online, and automatically gain access to the course content and global community.

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  • 05.
    When do courses take place?

    We provide two types of courses:

    • Cohort-based courses:: These courses are part live, part on-demand. Check out the course page for information on dates, times, and time zones.

    • On-demand courses: These courses take place whenever you want. You pay, get access, and study in your own time.

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  • 06.
    What does it cost?

    Each course has its price. You pay for the course(s) you’d like to follow, and get access to the content for 365 days.

    Plus, each course includes a complimentary community membership for life.

    Check out the individual course pages for more information on pricing for the course(s) you'd like to follow.

  • 07.
    Will I be charged tax?

    Taxes depend on various factors. For information, contact us at and advise us of your country, letting us know if you’re paying as an organisation or an individual, and the course you’d like to follow.

  • 08.
    Do you offer scholarships?

    Yes, we do. In each cohort of the course “Understanding and designing organisational structures” we offer one scholarship for an individual working at a charity or non-profit organisation. If awarded, the tuition rate is €500.

    To apply, email us at: and let us know how you’d use the course to increase impact at your organisation.

  • 09.
    Can I join with my team/client(s)?

    Yes. We also run cohorts exclusively for specific teams or organisations. Some teams prefer to learn together as it helps them to apply the lessons learned as a team. Plus, advisors and consultants have the opportunity to run cohort-based courses with their own clients.

  • 10.
    Can I get the course fee reimbursed by my company?

    Most of our alumni have been reimbursed by their company. To get you started, here's a template you can use to convince your manager.