Have you ever wondered how your brain makes such quick judgements and decisions, often without you consciously knowing it? Then this class is for you.
Our brains are filled with cognitive biases that impede our rational and ethical decision making. This class will help you identify deep-seated implicit biases that we all have and start to recode them in a proactive and empowering way. We'll explore how a whole suite of biases, especially implicit biases, impact our decision making and show how you can start to come to grips with them to bust through them.
This class takes a specific look at gender biases, providing a fascinating case study on the research and development of the Gender Equity Toolkit, which uses empathy to build pathways to equity in the workplace. The Disruptive Design Method was used to develop the toolkit, and the process uncovered compelling insights into the way stereotypes form and how to quickly identify and recode them.
This class is designed for professionals who want to gain more mastery over their cognitive processes, and, more importantly, want to be able to make more ethical and considered decisions in their interactions.
Designer and social change agent Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the fields of disruptive design, sustainability, design, and education. As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla 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 for governments, industry and educational initiatives around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through creative interventions. She is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, and two design agencies, Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators. Her classes are dyanamic and she has been described as the Doctor of Change.