Leadership Through Connections: An Immersive Expedition with Refugees

Experience the power of connected leadership in an immersive three-day expedition.

Join forces with refugees and embark on a transformative journey that will leave a lasting impact on your leadership skills and mindset.

2,5 days of Training + 1 reflection day
Pelt, Belgium
For experienced leaders and entrepreneurs
€2,600 - Includes 2 nights accommodation. Eligible for subsidies.

Imagine a world where leadership is not defined by your position, but by your ability to unite and empower your team.

We believe that true leadership is not just about managing business, but about leading and inspiring people.

During this transformative journey, you will engage in co-creation exercises with a group of refugees, challenging you to break social barriers and build the right connections to lead the group to success. This experience fuels your self-reflection and understanding of connected leadership to build your personal leadership action plan.

As part of our social impact, we reserve 2 seats at cost for social entrepreneurs or non-profits in each leadership programme. Contact us to apply for these seats!

Learn the incredible power of connected leadership

  1. Future-proof: Learn to innovate and adapt your leadership style to succeed in the most uncertain contexts.
  2. Inclusive: Learn to identify and leverage individual skills within the team, and foster a safe space for every talent to flourish.
  3. Inspiring: Inspire people and unite them around a common goal, to drive collective effort and achieve extraordinary results.
  4. Empathetic: Learn to understand and connect with others to establish trust and create a positive work environment for your team to thrive.

Next expedition:

Training dates
Reflection day
6-7-8 November 2024
06 December 2024
Open for registration
4-5-6 June 2025
To be planned
Open for registration

What will you get out of it?

A life-changing experience, translated to your professional reality
Sharpen your personal ambitions to become a stronger leader
Define your action plan to transform your leadership ambitions into reality
Network with like-minded leaders from different industries
Inspiring and experienced facilitators
Higher learning curve and lessons that stick, thanks to experiential learning

How our clients describe their training

"Great immersive experience, great connection, super feedback of the Telenet participants, 100% impactful! Thanks StreetwiZe!"

Anne Lenaers

"Our organisation believes in a leadership style that operates from equality, respect, and integrity. The hierarchical form of leadership, in which the leader must have all the knowledge, is limited in the current business world/culture. That is precisely why we have included the StreetwiZe Expedition in our Lead Smart Program because it challenges you to tap into those competencies. StreetwiZe offers us the opportunity to let future leaders collaborate with a target group that lies outside their comfort zone in a safe environment. In our opinion, it is the ideal way to sharpen your leadership skills."

Hans Vernimme

Meet our partner and host:
the Red Cross Center in Pelt

Embark on an immersive learning journey with refugees at the Overpelt Refugee Center. The reception centre in Overpelt was one of the very first in Belgium. Since 1991, singles and families have been cared for here.

Together, we become a win-win-win-win!

WIN as a Leader

Connected leaders acquire the essential skills to cultivate meaningful relationships, foster inclusivity, and inspire collaboration.

WIN as a Refugee

Refugees are empowered through collaboration and meaning. They feel valued and seen.

WIN as an Organisation

Better leaders drive their organisation to success, including increased productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction.

WIN as a Streetkid

The StreetwiZe profits are reinvested in the refugee center & MobileSchool.org to guarantee a 360° positive impact on trainees, businesses and society.

A sneak-peak on the agenda

Day 1


  • Keynote by Arnoud Raskin
  • Creating a receptive mindset
Day 2


  • Embark in the refugee center
  • Connect and engage with your refugee teammates
  • Challenge prejudices and limiting beliefs
Day 3


  • Concept development
  • Create & test prototype
  • Celebrate the team results


  • A 2 week break, to let the experience sink in
Day 4


  • Connect the observations and experience to existing knowledge and theories
  • Apply insights in personal action plan

The facilitators

Arnoud Raskin, co-founder of Mobile School and StreetwiZe, is an acclaimed social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, and author of "StreetwiZe: What Managers Can Learn from Street Children".

Eric Vanbiervliet has extensive experience in learning, organisational development and leadership, with a passion for facilitation, coaching, and advising employees, managers.

Joyce Van Eijndt manages and streamlines MobileSchool.org's back office, providing support for StreetSmart, events, campaigns, and general administration and logistics.

Joris Calsius is center manager of the Overpelt reception center at Red Cross-Flanders, with over 20 years of experience, including 8 years in daily operational leadership.

What should you bring? Absolutely nothing. Everything is included in the fee!

Included in the training fee:

  • Accommodation for two nights
  • Breakfast - lunch - dinner
  • Transport from the hotel to the reception center
  • Training material

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This expedition is eligible for subsidies

All our trainings are eligible for KMO-Portefeuille subsidies. Read more about the SME e-wallet, requirements, amounts and application procedures on Vlaio's website.

StreetwiZe develops high impact learning products for companies, inspired by the complex and competitive reality of street communities. With a unique combination of academic research, business insights and straight-forward street savviness, we support businesses and their employess to deal with change, develop leadership and foster well-being.

All StreetwiZe profits are reinvested in MobileSchool.org to guarantee a 360° positive impact on trainees, businesses and society.

Learn more about our purpose