LEARN THE DISRUPTIVE DESIGN METHOD FOR ACTIVATING SYSTEMS CHANGE WITH DR. Leyla AcaroglU

FEBRUARY, 1st-29th, 2020

THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE LIVE, ONLINE. TWICE A WEEK FOR A MONTH+ POST PROGRAM MENTORSHIP MEETING


JOIN an INCREDIBLE LIVE ONLINE workshop with DIRECT MENTORSHIP and advanced KNOWLEDGE-building

The world is made up of beautiful interconnected and complex systems. Learning to identify and design within the social, industrial and ecological systems at play in the world around us is a critical toolset for activating purpose-driven change.

The Disruptive Design Method is the UnSchool approach of mining, landscaping and building creative interventions for positive change outcomes, and this workshop counts for 15 points in the UnSchool certification system.

This immersive program is designed for professionals from a variety of different backgrounds interested in activating positive impact, fostering a systems-based mindset, designing change outcomes, and developing the leadership skills for challenging the status quo.


 

facilitator 

LEYLA ACAROGLU

The UnSchool model is the brainchild of sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, who challenges people to think differently about how the world works.

As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions.  

Leyla has given over 30,000 hours of public instruction and with her deep knowledge of human engagement, you will be guided through a discovering process for your own capacity.

dr leyla acaroglu unschool founder

The Disruptive Design Methodology looks at problem solving and problem loving, and I feel is a holistic approach I did not encounter elsewhere so far.
— Maik Birnbach, Advanced Circular Systems Design Workshop


WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM? 

This program is designed for emerging and established professionals from a variety of backgrounds, educators, impact intrapreneurs, designers, managers, social entrepreneurs, architects, project managers, system-changers, creatives, engineers…

all the creative rebels out there wanting to activate more significant change    

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A deep, proactive, creative and fun learning experience

  • Easy to access without leaving your home with live, online sessions twice a week for a month

  • Development of a deep systems thinking toolset

  • Deep insights and understanding of regenerative processes and projects (in a design context but not just product-design) and how to become a regenerative practitioner/change-maker

  • Tools for designing positively disruptive and creative interventions to leverage systems change

  • Understanding of how the brain works in creative processes and how to better access surprise-driven creativity

  • How to find inspiration in natural systems to inspire systems change outcomes


the workshop schedule

Held online over 4 weeks to ensure you can fit this workshop into your regular life and schedule, we have 2 sessions per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 1.5 hours each session. This live online training is perfect for anyone pursing the Practitioner Track, or anyone looking to upskill in the DDM and advanced systems thinking. Small groups enable great engagement with our expert instructor and post program mentor session helps you get positive shit done!

SESSION DATES AND OVERVIEW

Week 1

Feb 1 | Introduction to DDM

Feb 5 | The Circular Economy

Week 2

Feb 8 | Mining Phase

Feb 12 | Sustainability and Systems Change

Week 3

Feb 15 | Landscaping Phase

Feb 19 | Advanced Systems Thinking

Week 4

Feb 22 | Building Phase

Feb 26 | Applying the DDM and Activating Change

Within 1 month Post Program: 30 min fellow up mentor session with Leyla


KEY KNOWLEDGE AREAS

SUSTAINABILITY AND SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACHES to problem solving 

DISRUPTIVE design principles

ADVANCED SYSTEMS MAPPING AND THINKING

VALUE CREATION AND LEADERSHIP 

KNOWING HOW AND WHERE TO INTERVENE IN A SYSTEM

PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH

ACTIVATING POSITIVE CHANGE

DESIGN FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY


INVESTMENT 

The program is relevant for any industry and professional background

The experience is designed for people specifically interested in positive impact and creative change making. Our growing global community of 350+ UnSchool Alumni come from over 39 countries. The only requirement is that you have a burning passion and desire to actively participate in leading positive change! We help you do the rest. The UnSchool is for creative rebels and change makers.

The investment for this program is $800USD. Payment plans are available for participants granted a place in the program. Scholarships are also available. This is a small group program with a maximum of 10 people. 

What's included in the tuition fee?

  • 1 month of intensive direct knowledge transfer from one of the worlds leading experts in sustainability, systems thinking and design for positive change

  • Convenient live online delivery format to fit into your life without leaving the house, and later access video recordings of each session 

  • Online course preparation knowledge building pack with 3 months of post program access from our online school

  • Post program mentor session with Leyla

  • Direct experience with applying the Disruptive Design Method

  • Applying creative change making in practice

  • Joining a wonderful community of likeminded change makers

  • An incredible experience with a leading progressive sustainability leader

  • Downloadable versions of all of Leyla’s handbooks and 3 of the toolkits for activating creative change and facilitation


scholarships and payment plans

As part of our effort to make our programs equitable, we offer both scholarships and payment plans. Once our selection is made, we offer a limited number of scholarships, which are awarded based on demonstrated need. We fund these to make sure that our community is diverse and there is always equitable access to our programs. Please help us build change by only applying for a scholarship if you have clear need and have no other way of raising the tuition costs. Many of our participants have crowd-funded, value traded, or obtained employer sponsorship with great success.

Since we started our immersive educative programs in 2015, we have given +60 recipients over $200K of scholarships to our programs. Fill in the appropriate spot on the application to register your interest.


Not ready TO JOIN US IN THE PROGRAM?

Take our courses in Systems Thinking, Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and much more at our online school. Get ready for the next level!