Equipping Leaders with the Power of Behavioral Science

The ideas42 Academy equips leaders with the power of behavioral science. Through crash courses, customized training, and tailored coaching, we enable individuals and organizations to advance, deepen, and scale their work using proven behavioral approaches.

Stay tuned for the upcoming crash course. Please use this link to get notified when registration opens for the next course.


We offer hands-on in-person and online courses. Designed for practitioners, these courses will teach not only the latest research and theory, but also how to actually apply these insights in the real world.

Behavioral Science for Practitioners Crash Course

This foundational course will introduce participants to fundamental principles of behavioral science and explore how these concepts can be applied in practice.

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Behavioral Design Fellowship

This is a 1-year intensive training program. Fellows will convene for in-person workshops, apply new skills through a hands-on project, and receive dedicated mentorship and coaching from ideas42 instructors.

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Hear from leading behavioral scientists and social impact practitioners at our in-person events and virtual seminars.

ideas42 Seminar Series (virtual)

Every day ideas42 and our academic affiliates are exploring useful behavioral insights, testing novel solutions, and learning valuable programmatic lessons. Yet, most of these lessons never reach the public! We want to change that, so we're making our internal seminar series available to an external audience.

CLICK HERE to view past event recordings.

Behavioral Summit

Our flagship convening where cutting-edge research becomes practical knowledge that can improve individual and group performance.

Easy to use tools to behaviorally optimize your programs, products, and services. Evidence-based and field-tested, these resources are built for busy practitioners.

Behavioral Design Checklists

Easy-to-use checklists to quickly identify opportunities to behaviorally optimize products, programs, services, or communications.

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Practitioner Guides

How-to guides for applying the insights from behavioral science across different domains.

CLICK HERE to download the guides. 

The A/B Testing Tool

An online tool to learn about and use A/B testing in your work.

CLICK HERE to use the A/B testing tool.

Interested in a training tailored specifically for your organization? We offer customized training, coaching, and facilitation. Contact academy@ideas42.org to learn more.

Examples of Previous Trainings:

  • One-day workshop on behavioral insights and public policy for US federal agencies
  • Intensive 18-month behavioral design training program for financial capability organizations
  • Two-day masterclass on applied behavioral science for global health practitioners