Busting Biases

Understanding and busting through cognitive biases


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.


Your Instructor

Leyla Acaroglu
Leyla Acaroglu

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.