WELCOME TO THE UNSCHOOL

The UnSchool online learning platform is designed to support you in activating your agency to make a more positive impact on the world around you. Our classes help you develop a 3-dimensional perspective and deeper knowledge set around systems, sustainability, and design through the Disruptive Design Method. Check out all of our single classes for activating your knowledge, and if you want to advance your leadership and really take your changemaking to the next level, then sign up for one of our certification tracks. We have gamified facilitation tools and handbooks on making change, as well as a bunch of free content to get you started!

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IN PERSON AND LIVE ONLINE

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WHY TAKE AN UNSCHOOL CLASS?

THE UNSCHOOL GIVES YOU TOOLS TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE

  • HELPING YOU CREATE CHANGE

    The UnSchool is built around supporting learning for creating positive impactful change. All of the courses are centered around supporting your knowledge development in the thinking and doing tools needed to make change.

  • TAKE YOUR TIME

    Each class is jam-packed with knowledge sharing via our videos, written content, and bonus curated reading/watching material. Classes have a minimum access of 90 days, up to 365 days, so you can take your time in learning.

  • SYNTHESIZED EXPERTISE

    Our content is built on solid expertise with many complex ideas synthesized into digestible formats that allow you to rapidly uptake the content needed to advance your changemaking career.

WHAT THE UNSCHOOL IS ALL ABOUT

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE CHANGE

THERE ARE MANY POSITIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING WITH THE WORLD AROUND US.

Many people simply lack the right thinking and doing tools to support the development of their agency and the expansion of their sphere of influence in order to activate their creative desires to help design a world that works better for all of us. 

THAT'S WHAT THE UNSCHOOL IS HERE TO HELP MAKE HAPPEN.

We have designed and curated digital learning experiences, plus created activating toolkits that support you in developing the skills you need to help change the world. 

Key concepts explored in all our courses, handbooks, and toolkits:

  • Positively disrupting the status quo by design

  • Expanding your sphere of influence

  • Activating your agency 

  • Sustainability and life cycle thinking

  • Divergent research approaches 

  • Systems thinking and mapping tools

  • Leverage points and how to intervene in a system 

  • Getting shit done

  • Rapid, iterative, and effective ideation

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR ONLINE CLASSES

Shilpa Mudiganti

5 star rating

“This course re-affirmed what I believed in and also gave me SO MANY insights into how can I go about changing things around me. ”

“This course re-affirmed what I believed in and also gave me SO MANY insights into how can I go about changing things around me. ”

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James Pitt

4 star rating

“I'm someone who has a bit of experience in systems thinking but who needed to pull it together in my mind. I found this short course (which I did over a weekend with plenty of breaks) coherent and informative. Only things to have made it better w...”

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“I'm someone who has a bit of experience in systems thinking but who needed to pull it together in my mind. I found this short course (which I did over a weekend with plenty of breaks) coherent and informative. Only things to have made it better would have been some worked examples in the additional resources section.”

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Paola Andrea Plata Pacheco

5 star rating

“Circular economy, as a new concept, it's hard to explain, even when it comes so natural as it's inspired by nature, changing paradigms implies efforts to share knowledge this is an excellent start guide, thank you for sharing.”

“Circular economy, as a new concept, it's hard to explain, even when it comes so natural as it's inspired by nature, changing paradigms implies efforts to share knowledge this is an excellent start guide, thank you for sharing.”

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Caroline Baldasso

5 star rating

“I recommend this introduction because it allows you to better understand the entire process and how the material and classes work, and also which module (core course number) are most important for your current job, and that worth buying.”

“I recommend this introduction because it allows you to better understand the entire process and how the material and classes work, and also which module (core course number) are most important for your current job, and that worth buying.”

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Cecile Catalano

5 star rating

“Mind opening ! Very interesting and energizing for the next steps (learning more and taking action in the real world)”

“Mind opening ! Very interesting and energizing for the next steps (learning more and taking action in the real world)”

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Rishi Sharma

5 star rating

“Every one of us must move towards the right and great path of sustainability transformation and be creative rebels and sustainable change maker for the betterment of every one of us all human, our family, our society and our loving mother planet ...”

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“Every one of us must move towards the right and great path of sustainability transformation and be creative rebels and sustainable change maker for the betterment of every one of us all human, our family, our society and our loving mother planet earth through system design and change method sure to make circular, regenerative and not-exploitative economy; just and equatable society and environmentally sound planet.”

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

“The masterclass was wonderful. It provided me with a set of useful tools I can utilize to effect change in my workplace and profession and also led me to be more observant of how design affects our everyday lives. I have also become more cognizant about how much impact simple actions have on the entire system. I highly recommend the course.”

USA

Meghan Gabriel

“The UnSchool has had a profound effect on me, not only by redefining the way in which I view the world but also by altering my reflection upon past experiences. Throughout the fellowship I felt continuously stretched and challenged, but then ultimately transformed both personally and professionally. It has been the catalyst to inspire change in ourselves before we set out to change our worlds.”

UAE

Mohammed Bashkeel

“I never truly understood the power of gamification before going to UnSchool, but now I see that it can underpin all the elements required for social change to happen. I am hungry to learn more and put it into action.”

New Zealand

Esther Whitehead

LEYLA ACAROGLU

ABOUT THE UNSCHOOL FOUNDER

The UnSchool was founded, designed, and developed by sustainability provocateur, sociologist, and award-winning designer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla created the Disruptive Design Method as a holistic approach to understanding and intervening in complex systems to help solve some of the big messy problems we all face.

Named Champion of the Earth by the UNEP in 2016, her mainstage TED Talk has over 1 million views, and she is internationally known for her highly engaging and creatively provocative ideas around how to design the world so it works better for all of us. 

All the content in the UnSchool online has been developed and curated by Leyla and her team of disruptive education and experience designers to support more people making more positive change in the world. 


FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

COMING BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN!

SMALL COHORTS. EMERGING LEADERS. UNIQUE GLOBAL LOCATIONS. AMAZING MENTORS. CURATED NETWORKS. MIND-CHANGING ACTIVATIONS. REAL WORLD CHALLENGES. INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES.

Popping up all around the world, our face-to-face Fellowship program offers unique and intense learning experiences. 

If you join us as a fellow, you'll embark on a series of unforgettable adventures with a group of like-minded, whip-smart people

Top that off with excellent cerebral stimulation and the discovery of game-changing skills for active participation and social change making.

AND, of course, you'll get to meet and hang out with amazing mentors from a variety of fields as they share their secrets to success. 

Yep, that's what happens at the UnSchool Fellowship, and it's as amazing as it sounds! Check the UnSchool website for the next location and opportunity to apply. These are on hold for now, but we will announce when they are back up and running as soon as it's feasible!

See what happened at our San Francisco fellowship below.


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