Adults learn by doing, and then reflecting on what they have done. Ideally this should happen at the edge of their comfort zone, which is where the new understanding and learning happens. Also, critical is coaching from peers, and close interactions with leaders and role models in the same field. At Ukrainian Social Academy, all these elements are woven tightly into the fabric of every course or training that we run. We also work with innovative universities towards shaping a new approach to higher education. The Social Academy explores creative ways to incorporate the Christian social tradition into scientific and socio-political education.