Behaviour change bootcamps

Our Behaviour Change Bootcamps offer intensive, group-based training to influential groups within organisations, helping them become skilled advocates in applying the behavioural sciences to program design and implementation.

Each Bootcamp is tailored to the organisation’s needs in terms of content, methods of delivery (in-person and/or online) and typically involve up to 20 participants. It’s the ideal course for groups looking to understand how they can apply a behavioural approach to address their needs.

How to get started:

  • Get in touch with us to discuss your organisation’s/group’s needs so we can tailor our Bootcamp for you.
  • Prior to each Bootcamp, participants are asked to provide information about a ‘live’ problem confronting their organisation that could benefit from a behavioural focus.
  •  We’ll then review the information and agree on a set of 4-6 problem statements that participants will work on throughout the Bootcamp.

The Bootcamp runs for a period of 8 - 12 weeks, and provides:

  • A detailed understanding of human behaviour;
  • An introduction to the BehaviourWorks Method;
  • Weekly tasks, webinars and workshops; and,
  • An opportunity for teams to develop a live roadmap or workplan of completed and future activities to support the implementation of behaviour change projects relevant to their work areas.

Want to know more about what we can offer? Get in touch.

Tailor made and practical

Each Bootcamp is tailored to the organisation’s needs in terms of content, methods of delivery (in-person and/or online) and typically involve up to 20 participants.

Prior to each Bootcamp, participants are asked to provide information about a ‘live’ problem confronting their organisation that could benefit from a behavioural focus.

The organisers (from the participating organisation and BWA) then review the information and agree on a set of four to six problem statements that participants will work on, in teams, throughout the Bootcamp.

Through a combination of weekly tasks, webinars and workshops, the teams then develop a live roadmap or workplan of completed and future activities to support the implementation of behaviour change projects relevant to their work areas.

Throughout the Bootcamps, teams are supported by BWA’s friendly and accessible training team.

Supporting the application of behaviour change approaches

Bootcamps provide a practical grounding in behavioural science thinking and associated capabilities.

They offer a structured and evidence-based approach for undertaking behaviour change projects and aim to upskill a core group of influential staff within organisations to become 'behaviour change champions' who can support and encourage others to look at problems through a behavioural lens. 

While each Bootcamp is tailored to the organisation's needs in terms of content, methods of delivery and timelines, they typically run between eight and 12 weeks and involve up to 20 participants. 

Bootcamps are case-study rich, involving workshops, webinars, guest speakers and small group activities, with participants being guided throughout by BWA's renowned training team.

“I really liked the fact that there was an appropriate focus on deeply understanding the problem before racing to interventions, and also on the role of behavioural interventions within the context of the broader system (rather than an assumption that a behavioural nudge is always/alone the right solution).”

Anonymous

"Honestly, this course was great! I really appreciated the ability to learn at your own pace. My full-time work was in an intense high-pressure period so being able to catch up and go back to review content as needed was ideal for me.”

Jessica

Policy Officer, DELWP

“I've really enjoyed the format and mix of eBooks and videos, interactive questions, quizzes and discussion forums. I thought it worked wonderfully well in and made for an engaging learning experience.”

Penny

Org Development and Learning Specialist

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Frequently asked questions

What format of course do you run?

Our training portfolio offers a variety of opportunities to suit a wide range of needs, from half-day or two day short introduction or foundation programs, a 15 hour skills development course (toolbox series/short courses) to an eight week bootcamp, and our 12 week accredited program. We also welcome applications for our doctoral program for the truly behaviour obsessed!

Can you provide training for my organisation?

We have specialist courses for organisations, from a coaching and mentoring team-based bootcamp to bespoke, tailored programing to meet identified needs within your team. Please get in touch to discuss you requirements.

How often do the courses run?

We have a calendar of delivery dates for open to market offerings. If there is something you are interested in that is not in the calendar, let us know!

What makes your course different to a traditional university course?

All BWA programs focus on providing our participants with the knowledge and confidence to apply practical behaviour change tools and methods in their workplace/life.

Who runs the course?

All our courses are delivered by the experienced and engaging BWA applied research team. The researchers are all engaged with cutting-edge projects with clients, using evidence based behavioural science to address real world problems. This means we draw on live examples and personally developed case studies in the programs.

How much experience do I need to participate?

We offer programs to suit everyone, from those who are just starting to explore behaviour change and what it offers, to those who have already been applying in their work and want to boost their toolkit, to organisations who want to support their own behavioural insights team.

Is behaviour change applicable to my industry?

Understanding WHO needs to DO WHAT differently, and exploring why people do the things they do, is at the heart of many government departments, industries and life itself! All our work is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals, and we work across sectors including health, societal equity, financial development and environmental protection. If you work with people and problems, a behavioural perspective could be extremely helpful in increasing your program or policy effectiveness.

I am not based in Victoria - do you have any online offerings?

Yes! We have online courses with the same content and same fantastic interactive delivery techniques as our face to face programs. We design our online programs with flexibility in mind, so that working professionals and others can easily access the content at a time that suits their needs.