Transformational Leadership

Training and community building for global social change leaders
with Robert Gass EdD

Transformational Leadership

July 17 – 21, 2017
London, England

Register online here.


38 Degrees is bringing together an exclusive group of the world’s top social justice and human rights advocates for a life-changing leadership development opportunity.

This five-day training with Robert Gass, a master teacher who has trained hundreds of world-renowned social change leaders on every continent, will be a rich and unique learning experience as well as a rare chance to form deep and sustaining relationships with peers and colleagues from around the world.


The Approach

The Transformational Leadership Retreat provides a range of learning: from visionary leadership, managing organizational change, and team performance; to emotional intelligence, courageous conversations, personal ecology and conflict resolution.  But the powerful transformations that previous participants have experienced come especially from our emphasis on personal mastery: how your state of being impacts the results you create as a leader.

To get these profound breakthroughs in your leadership, you must be willing to engage in deep and honest self-reflection, and to share your personal shortcomings and vulnerabilities, confidentially, with a group of trusted colleagues. Undertaking this self-reflection and engagement together will organically create bonds of friendship and community among the global leaders who participate.


The Trainers

Robert Gass is one of the world’s most respected leadership teachers and co-founder of the renowned Rockwood Leadership Institute. Dr. Gass has mentored and coached hundreds of top social change leaders, including the heads of AVAAZ, Greenpeace International, the NAACP, Amnesty International US, the Global Fund for Women, the Sierra Club, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Open Society Institute, National Congress of American Indians, the Ford Foundation,, as well as members of the U.S. Congress and the Obama White House.

Faculty for the retreat will also include master trainer and executive coach Judith Ansara.


The Details

Date: July 17 – 21, 2017

The training will begin at 2pm on Monday, July 17, and conclude at 5pm on Friday, July 21, 2017. All participants must attend the training in its entirety.

Location: De Vere Theobalds Estate, Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt,Goff’s Oak, Waltham Cross EN7 5HW. More details about the location can be found here.

The venue is approximately 30-40min from London by train from Liverpool Street Station.

Cost: per person is £1800.  This covers the cost of the leadership training, all meals and accommodation. Participants will need to cover the cost of their transport to and from the venue.

To register: In order to secure a place on the training, you must fill click through to the registration form and make full payment by credit card.

Please note we expect a high level of interest and there are only 50 places available.  Bookings are based on a first come first served basis.

Should you have any queries, please contact Dita Rosted from 38 Degrees at



“Robert Gass is the best leadership trainer and coach I’ve met. His trainings use a powerful methodology that is consistently transformative for virtually everyone who participates. Honestly, if you’re lucky enough to have the chance to work with him, take it.” —Ricken Patel, Executive Director, AVAAZ

 “The most valuable piece of training I’ve ever attended. It had a transformative impact on my ability to lead 38 Degrees through a period of rapid growth in our ambition, impact and income. I’m such a fan that I’ve encouraged all other senior staff at 38 Degrees to attend, with similarly spectacular results.”  —David Babbs, CEO 38 Degrees, London

“This training will rock your world. It certainly changed mine. Robert’s program has given me the skills, guidance, and perspective to lead with both more elegance, and more effectiveness. I’m deeply grateful for all that Robert has done for my organization and the progressive movement in the U.S.” —Mike Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

“Truly transformational – in every sense. This was the most relevant, most impactful and most meaningful course I’ve had the privilege to go on. Ask anyone, they’ll say the same thing – if you have the chance to do it, don’t hesitate.” —Cathy Runciman  CEO, Open Democracy United Kingdom

“There are only very few moments in my life where I have the impression of truly growing in my leadership and my personal development. This training was such a moment.” —Christoph Pautz, Managing Director, Campact Germany

“World class training that has transformed me personally and the way I lead my charity!” — Brett Wigdortz, CEO and Founder Teach First, United Kingdom

“My training with Robert transformed me in surprising and wonderful ways, ways that help me every day to be a better person and leader.  If you have a chance to work with him, take it!  He empowers leaders around the world to bring about transformational change as no one else I know.” —Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam



This training is cosponsored by 38 Degrees and The Social Transformation Project.

38 Degrees is a people-powered movement across the UK. They believe that power should rest with the people rest with the people and they work together to bring about real change by defending fairness, protecting rights, promoting peace, preserving the planet and deepening democracy. Learn more at

The Social Transformation Project was co-founded by Robert Gass and Jodie Tonita to support and strategize with senior leaders, consultants and intermediaries to increase the power and impact of the progressive movement. Learn more at