We do in-organisation workshops and public workshops exploring ways to learn how to be engaging, smart and funny about stuff that matters.
Here are some public courses we have coming up.
For in-organisation courses or public courses in your city,
contact us (Maffick.com is where this project comes from).
Warning: Learning may include belly laughing, transformative insights, and meeting delightful, like-minded people.
Let's find a way to talk about important ideas with humour and compassion
From Tuesday 4 Feb to Tuesday 17 March 2020
Live, online classes (via Zoom)
Tuesdays: 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar all from 1830-2000 UK
Individual, online coaching (30 minutes per person)
During 9/10/11 March
In-person classes (in central London, venue near Aldgate East)
Thursday, 12 March 1800-2030
Friday, 13 March 1500-1745
Sunday, 15 March, at the Star of Kings, over 18s only, we get there 1730. Doors open at 1800. Show starts at 1815.
Self sponsoring Individual or from an NGO? Your rate is £325 pp.
From a for-profit company who will cover your training costs? Your rate is £410 pp.
Let's make important ideas about protecting the environment funny and impactful in Australia
Live, online classes
Mondays February 10, 17, 24, March 2
all from 19:00-20:30 Canberra time
Individual, online coaching
During 5-10 March, 2020
In-person classes (in Canberra)
Friday 13 March 1830-2130
Saturday 14 March 1330-1630
Show (Smiths Alternative)
Sunday, 15 March 1800-19:15
Reflection session (online)
Monday 16 March, 1900-20:00 Canberra time
$490 AUD for self-sponsoring individuals and students.
$620 AUD for people in for-profit companies which will cover their training costs.
To book your place
Places limited to 10 lucky people.
Can't do this course but want to know about the next? Give us your details here.
High level course terms and conditions
For the public courses:
If you cancel up to one week before the course starts, you’ll get a total refund. If you cancel after that or during the course, we refund you up to 50% of your fee if you are under halfway through the course, or if you are beyond that, we invite you to re-take the course again.
For both public and in-organisation courses:
How many classes of a course can you miss? Ideally none. We understand that sometimes things come up that make missing a class unavoidable. If you are going to miss a class, tell your facilitator. You are able to miss up to 2 of the first 4 classes in a course, as long as you keep up with the homework and you work with the facilitator to keep on track. The final 2 classes are mandatory as is the show.
Sometimes, and very rarely, there is a mismatch between what we are trying to nurture in the course, and a participant involved. If this is the case, it is our call to invite a person to leave and revert to the refund policies above/below.
For in-organisation courses:
If individual participants from an in-organisation course cancel up to two weeks before the course starts, there is no penalty. If a participant cancels after that, they must refund the organisation personally for their course fee.
Paying for your place on our course
Read the above Terms and Conditions. Then click 'Buy now' to book your place. (What happens when you book? You will receive a nice confirmation email from us, with more details about the course, within 12 hours. Usually a lot faster.) . Prefer to wire us the funds instead? Email us here.
Please note that the maximum number of classes you can miss are two (of the online ones - the in-person ones are mandatory), IF you keep up with the homework. Beyond that, we will suggest that you defer to a future course.
We have different prices depending on whether you are a) self-sponsoring, from an NGO/Charity, or are a student, and b) if a corporation is sponsoring your training. Please pick the correct rate for you. If you have any questions, email us.
Conferences. Got a big cool or boring sustainability-themed conference?
Let us bring relevant material, laughter, and lightness to your event
I do keynotes
Getting people to think differently in an enjoyable way
Humour is so important to our psychological well being, especially when we face difficult and often overwhelming concepts. Sometimes what we need is for someone to speak the truth about how hard the human side to all this is, while being wildly funny.
I do highly engaging conference keynotes.
And so do some of our awesome alumni
Subject matter experts from around the world
We can put together a few wonderful, and very funny subject matter experts for your conference.
Let's keep in touch. Connect with us here...
We will send you information tailored to your interests.
Reminder: Sustainable Stand Up is a project of Maffick.com.
Our project does 4 things...
We create inspiring courses where you discover a safe environment and new friends. Where you develop and hone stand up material, in a loving, clear way, on stuff that matters.
We showcase our course participants, as well as the best of today's and tomorrow's stand up comedy on sustainability issues.
We help connect alumni scientists, sustainability experts, science communicators and others from around the world with each other.
We offer our stand up comics to major sustainability events and conferences.
Our participants include improvisers, comedians, NASA climate scientists, medical researchers, architects, military servicemen and women, and people like you. Here's what some of them say:
PETER, THE NASA CLIMATE SCIENTIST SAYS...
"I need to reach people about the deadly serious impacts of climate change. But I don't want to drive them away with gloom and doom. Belina and my wonderfully supportive classmates helped me discover the hilarity in my work and connect with the audience about something that really matters, to me and the world."
KRISTY, THE MILITARY SERVICEWOMAN SAYS
"I absolutely loved the supportive atmosphere and the we're all in it together mentality that was built into our class... I was able to create a solid five minute set and muster the courage to get up on that stage alone. Thank you Belina for starting my stand up journey on a high note!"
MATT, THE COMPUTER ENGINEER SAYS
"... gave me the confidence to get up in front of people, the tools for success in stand up and to break into doing improv. Belina is just an amazing teacher..."
Why do we get out of bed in the morning?
We help people who do good in the world to do that better.
We help people to combine stand up comedy, playfulness, content about stuff that matters, a focus on positivity and inclusion, and love.
When combined, these are wildly powerful forces to get important information across.
Join us and stand up for things that matter.