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 a designer, sociologist, educator, and sustainability provocateur, Leyla is widely known as a pioneer of using design as a catalyst for effecting positive social change. Her main stage TED Talk has over a million views, and she is an author and award-winning designer. Her current projects are all about disrupting the way we share and gain knowledge and challenging the status quo around what it means to be ‘sustainable’. She is the founder of The UnSchool, Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change and is the developer of the Disruptive Design Method.