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The Academy for
Self-Managing Organizations

Don't settle for a traditionally managed workplace. Instead, enjoy the benefits of a self-managing organization. We have the in-depth case studies, practical courses, and community of pioneers to help you reshape your organization into a vibrant and exceptional workplace.

4.83/5 from 1,000+ students

Work as we know it
is not working

Step into the grim reality of today's workplaces: a world where monotony reigns and creativity suffocates. Envision endless rows of cubicles, the drone of disengaged voices, and the heavy air of burnout and frustration.

This is where passion withers and purpose is shackled by the chains of outdated hierarchy and pointless bureaucracy. It's a landscape desperately crying out for a revolution, for a breath of fresh air.

But there's a silver lining: the movement for change has already started.

Introducing: Self-managing organizations

A growing group of organizations are ditching the old model and replacing it with something often referred to as self-management. These trailblazers are not just changing the game; they're rewriting the rules. They thrive on purpose, autonomy, trust, and entrepreneurial spirit. And guess what? They're winning big, reaping benefits that traditional models can only dream of.

But this transformation? It's no walk in the park.

It's a bold leap into uncharted territory. Many organizations are stuck, lost in the fog of hypes and buzzwords, outdated theories and scattered resources, struggling to find their path in this new, dynamic landscape.

There's been no compass, no guiding star for the change-makers, the visionaries, the leaders. Until now.

Introducing the Corporate Rebels Academy: A platform packed with in-depth case studies, practical courses, and a global community of pioneers in self-management

Born from eight years of intensive research and insights from over 150 pioneering self-managing organizations, this is not just a collection of courses. It's a movement.

Get ready to be part of something bigger, bolder, and utterly transformative. The Corporate Rebels Academy isn't just about learning; it's about becoming part of a revolution.

Upon joining the Academy you..

  • Are connected with self-management pioneers from around the world.

  • Have access to case studies, practical courses, and monthly live sessions.

  • Are ready to put proven transformation strategies into practice.

  • Join a network of self-managing organizations from around the globe.

  • Are connected to 1,100+ people with the same ambitions and challenges.

Here's what people it
Pande Kadek
Since joining the Corporate Rebels Academy, we slashed our weekly meetings from 23 hours to just 4 hours per employee, unlocking an extra 19 hours of productivity each week (per person!).
Pande Kadek Chief Strategy Officer - Fajar Benua Group
Jeroen Hammer
The Academy helped us to significantly scale our internal change movement and its positive impact on the Dutch National Police.
Jeroen Hammer Intrapreneur - Dutch National Police
Sean Conley
I love being part of the Corporate Rebels Academy - it is a truly transformational experience.
Sean Conley Baker Hughes - Chief Learning Officer
Lance Elison Dy
Took this course as part of our organizations thrust towards changing the culture. Great way to open your eyes to the possibilities.
Lance Elison Dy Venture Founder - Aboitiz Group
Kimberley de Haas
I love the sense of community you guys manage to create.
Kimberley de Haas Owner - Corporate Happiness Exchange

Did you know?

The self-managing organizations featured in our case studies outperform their competition in numerous ways. These are just some of the benefits they enjoy:

The benefits

  • 40% more productivity

  • 30% higher client satisfaction

  • 50% less staff turnover

  • 32% less absenteeism

  • 67% less overhead costs

Learn from the best

Learn from 150+ of the world's most pioneering organizations. Destroy bureaucracy, reduce hierarchy, reinvent compensation, create a great feedback culture, and boost freedom and trust. No theoretical nonsense, no band-aids. Just practical, meaningful advice to change the way you work.

Content & community for
pioneering organizations

Eager to transform your organization into self-management? Looking for ways to keep evolving your already progressive organization? Look no further.

Highly practical courses

Our courses are packed with real life examples. No abstract theories. No unnecessary fluff. We cut to the core of self-managing organizations by showing you how it's done.

We go beyond the inspirational stories by showing you the practices, tools, and structures used by bossless organizations from around the world.

Courses are fully on-demand. You can learn entirely in your own time and at your own pace. The content is delivered through text, video, interviews, animations, and assignments.

Each year, we launch several new courses as we continue to work with pioneers to deliver the content that you need.

Access to pioneers

All our courses are co-created with pioneering self-managing organizations from around the world. The wide variety of case studies gives you a complete understanding of what self-management is, what it's not, and how to run and scale it successfully.

Each month, we run online sessions to deep dive into specific topics and challenges. Pioneering organizations from around the world join these sessions to share their approaches and experiences.

All self-managing organizations featured in our courses give an exclusive sneak peek into how their organization works. The ups, downs, benefits and challenges. It's all here for you to explore.

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A global community

This is one of the things we're most proud of. Through the Academy, we've been able to bring together a global network of highly progressive companies (or those eager to become one). The knowledge sharing among them is unlike anywhere else.

During our monthly online sessions, you can connect, learn, and share together with the pioneers in our community. We facilitate the learning experience through a wide variety of events, such as interviews, meetups, and peer-to-peer sessions.

Our social-media like platform gives you direct access to pioneers from around the world. Meeting self-managing organizations and their key members has never been this easy.

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Boost Psychological Safety

Boost Psychological Safety

15 hours on-demand

The psychological safety shelves are filled with glossy guides and thought-provoking theories, but the hard truth is…

How Buurtzorg Works

How Buurtzorg Works

20 hours on-demand

Explore one of the world's most pioneering companies of our times: 15,000 employees, 0 managers, sky high employee…

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Transform Your Organization

28 hours on-demand

Revolutionize your organization and unleash your true potential with our course 'Transform Your Organization'. No empty…

Upgrade Your Feedback Approach

Upgrade Your Feedback Approach

14 hours on-demand

Step up your feedback game with "Upgrade Your Feedback Approach," our transformative course. Say goodbye to ineffective…

How NER Works

How NER Works

20 hours on-demand

Unlock the secret to successful self-management with The NER Group's revolutionary approach. Dive deep into multiple…

Run Better Meetings

Run Better Meetings

10 hours on-demand

Stop wasting time and energy on ineffective meetings. Unlock the secrets to running meetings that are productive,…

How Viisi Works

How Viisi Works

15 hours on-demand

Deep dive into Viisi, the first financial services company worldwide to implement a 100 percent self-organization…

Distribute Work Into Autonomous Roles

Distribute Work Into Autonomous Roles

15 hours on-demand

Stop wasting talent right now. Learn how to unleash passion, ownership, and entrepreneurship by distributing work into…

Make Better Decisions

Make Better Decisions

12 hours on-demand

Transform the way your organization makes decisions. Through our expert-led instruction and interactive exercises,…

Handle Conflicts Better

Handle Conflicts Better

12 hours on-demand

Conflicts have downsides. We all know that. But there are some pretty important upsides too. Wouldn’t it be nice if you…

Refine Your Operating Rhythm

Refine Your Operating Rhythm

10 hours on-demand

In a world of constant demands and ever-changing dynamics, your ability to refine your operating rhythm becomes your…

Practical content. Inspiring community. Powerful delivery.

About the content..

Really good turorials and training material based on practice from own and other organizations. It works!
Trine Lindhé - People Manager
Absolutely love Corporate Rebels. Their academy has such great stuff in the world of self-managing organizations.
Henry Stewart - Founder @ Happy Ltd
Amazing resource for new work practices! A fun community of rebels with a purpose to make work fun! Happy to learn and be part of this amazing movement.
Rhea OngYiu - Director @ EY

About the community..

Who are behind this?

We are Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree. Together with a passionate team, we support organizations to radically reinvent the way they work. Our mission? To make work more fun.

What is Corporate Rebels?

In 2016, we left our frustrating corporate jobs. We were disillusioned with the slow, uninspiring corporate world and embarked on a journey to discover and study organizations that operate in radically different ways.

After creating a comprehensive list of workplace pioneers, we began traveling the globe to visit and research alternative work approaches. We interviewed management experts, explored over 150 self-managing organizations, and collaborated with academics who demonstrated that many organizations are structured in hopelessly outdated ways.

More encouragingly, we uncovered substantial evidence that success for both companies and employees is achievable—when we fundamentally rethink the way we work.

What does Corporate Rebels do?

We collaborate with an exceptional team to assist organizations to reinvent the way they work.

We operate an online Academy, with this Masterclass as its flagship program, and we connect pioneering organizations through a global network.

Continuing our worldwide research on self-managing organizations, we deliver keynote speeches, conduct workshops, and organize events internationally. We author books, blog posts, and a newsletter.

We also manage a private equity firm named Krisos, where we acquire small and medium-sized enterprises and convert them into highly progressive organizations.

Additionally, as a company, we donate 10% of our profits to the Corporate Rebels Foundation—a charity dedicated to eliminate inhumane workplaces.

Though our activities vary, our goal remains consistent: to make work more fun.

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Questions + Answers

Who are the courses for?

Around 40% of our members are founders, CEOs, transformation leaders, people leaders, or similar for small and medium-sized organizations. They use the courses to make practical changes in the way their company operates.

Roughly 30% are transformation leaders, agile coaches, and new ways of working experts of large organizations, and another ~20% are coaches, consultants, and advisors seeking to use the content to help their clients transform. The remaining 10% are mostly employees seeking to personally develop themselves.

Most members are between 30 - 60 years old. They come from a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, engineering, finance, technology, marketing, healthcare, education, construction, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, hospitality, entertainment, energy, and manufacturing.

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Can I purchase individual courses?

We offer all-access memberships. As part of your membership, you get unlimited access to all our on-demand courses. Plus, you'll access a vibrant online community of pioneers. Therefore, there's no option to purchase individual courses.

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How long will I have access to the materials?

We offer annual memberships, which means you'll have a full year access to the material, the platform, the community, and monthly live events. 

Your license will renew automatically after its initial 12-month duration has ended. But don't worry, we've got your back! We'll send you friendly reminders before we charge your card again.

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Do I need to wait for enrollment to open?

No, there's no need to wait. Upon payment, you will have direct access to all courses and the community.

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How can I get reimbursed by my company?

Great news! Many of our students have been able to secure reimbursement from their company. Most companies offer a budget for Learning and Development or education that can cover the cost. 

To make it easy for you to do the same, we've prepared a template that you can use to convince your manager or HR department. It lays out the benefits of the Academy and how it can be used to increase productivity and performance. Check out the template here.

Reach out to us at for any help or guidance.

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I am not sure which of these courses are the right fit. Can you help me?

We are happy to give you more information and help you figure out whether or not the Academy aligns with your goals. Contact us and we'll help you figure it out.

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Do I get access to new courses as well?

Yes. As long as you have an active membership you have access to all on-demand courses.

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Is there a monthly payment option?

We offer yearly access and we don't offer monthly payments at this point.

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Choose your plan

Join as an individual or as a team. Or, purchase the 'Masterclass bundle' to also participate in our 6-week Masterclass 'Running and Scaling Self-Managing Organizations'.

Individual access

Individual access

1 person
per month, billed annually
  • Access to all courses
  • Full community access
  • Monthly online events with pioneers
  • Tools, practices, case studies
  • 6-week Masterclass
Fall 2024
Masterclass bundle

Masterclass bundle

1 person
one time payment
  • Access to all courses for 1 year
  • Full community access for 1 year
  • Monthly online events with pioneers
  • Tools, practices, case studies
  • 6-week Masterclass
Team access

Team access

5 persons
per month, billed annually
  • Access to all courses
  • Full community access
  • Monthly online events with pioneers
  • Tools, practices, case studies
  • 6-week Masterclass

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