Get activated with our January 30-Day Change Maker Challenge!

Daily doses of creative change making

Curated daily activities design to help you active positive systems change designed by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu. Take our 30-day brain-activating bootcamp to get activated around systems thinking, sustainability, creativity, positive thinking and activate change! This program will help you activate your agency for contributing to a regenerative and sustainable future!

Why take this Challenge?

Jump start your positive change making mindset with our 30-day challenge pack!

  • Loads of additional video and written content crafted and curated by Leyla Acaroglu to help you stay focused and positive on making change

  • Get daily doses of brain activating curated content on systems, sustainability and design

  • Includes 30 downloadable activity worksheets you can do them daily or binge activate!


Based off the activating handbook

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Curated and lead by

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

Everything Included in this Course

30 day Challenge Content

  • 02

    Getting Started

    • How to get the most out of this content

    • A quick note before you start...

  • 03

    Day 1: Agency Development

  • 04

    Day 2: Building Reflection and Resilience

    • Watch: Building Resilience

    • Watch: Reflexive Thinking

    • Read: Reflecting on Reflection

    • Do: Developing Reflexive Thinking

    • Extra: Some Awesome Podcasts

  • 05

    Day 3: Expanding your Sphere of Influence

    • Read: Sphere of Influence

    • Do: Explore your Sphere of Influence

    • Do: Sphere of Influence Worksheet

  • 06

    Day 4: Critical Thinking

    • Watch: Critical Thinking

    • Read: Critical Thinking

    • Watch: Edward de Bono on Critical Thinking

    • Watch: X-Mapping

    • Do: X Map Worksheet

  • 07

    Day 5: Getting Postive Shit Done

    • Watch: Getting Shit Done

    • Watch: What to do when you get stuck

    • Read: The Impact of our Actions

    • Download: Barriers to Action Worksheets

    • Watch: How to Deal with Procrastination

  • 08

    Day 6: Ethics and Integrity

  • 09

    Day 7: Systems Thinking

    • Watch: Adopting a Systems Perspective

    • Read: What is Systems Thinking

    • Read: Developing a Systems Mindset

    • Watch: Systems Thinker Russell Ackoff explain Systems Thinking

    • Do: Tragedy of the Commons

  • 10

    Day 8: Systems At Play

    • Watch Systems Dynamics

    • Read: Thinking in Systems

    • Do: Systems at Play Worksheet

  • 11

    Day 9: Systems Mapping

    • Watch: Systems Mapping

    • Do: How to Do a Cluster Map

    • Do: Cluster Mapping Instruction Sheets

  • 12

    Day 10: Designing Interventions

    • Watch: Designing Interventions

    • Read: Systems Interventions

    • Do: Interconnected Circles Map Instructions

    • Read: Leverage Points

  • 13

    Day 11: Design and Creativity

    • Watch: Design and Creativity

    • Read & Watch: Design and Creative Change

    • Do: Creative Skillset Worksheets

  • 14

    Day 12: Citizen Design

    • Watch: Citizen Designers of the Future

    • Read: Active Citizenship

    • Read and Watch: The UN Sustainable Development Goals

    • Do: Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

  • 15

    Day 13: Climate Action

    • Read: Climate Change

    • Do: Behavior Over Time Graph Worksheet

  • 16

    Day 14: UnSustainability

    • Watch: Redesigning Disposability

    • Read: Sustainability Core Concepts

    • Download: The Post Disposable Personal Activation Kit

    • Do: Post Disposable Design Worksheet

  • 17

    Day 15: Circular Economy

    • Watch: Moving from Linear to a Circular Economy

    • Read: The Circular Economy

    • Read: Key Concepts and Terms

    • Do: From Linear to Circular Economy Reflection

  • 18

    Day 16: System Elements

    • Watch: Systems and Sustainability

    • Read: Feedback Loops

    • Read: Stocks and Flows

    • Do: System Elements Worksheets

  • 19

    Day 17: Observation

    • Watch: Observation

    • Read: Observation

    • Do: Systems Observation Worksheet

  • 20

    Day 18: Cause and Effect

    • Watch: Causal Relationships

    • Read and Watch: How to do Causal Loop Diagrams

    • Do: Causal Loop Diagrams Worksheet

  • 21

    Day 19: Life Cycle Thinking

    • Watch: Life Cycle Thinking

    • Read: Life Cycle Thinking

    • Read: Tips for Developing a Life Cycle Approach

    • Watch: How to do a Life Cycle Map

    • Do: Life Cycle Mapping Worksheet

  • 22

    Day 20: Circular Design

    • Watch: Circular Design

    • Read: Designing for the Circular Economy

    • Watch: What is Circular Design?

  • 23

    Day 21: Circular ReDesign

    • Read: Product Service System Model

    • Do: Functional Assessment Worksheet

    • Do: Reimagine Service Delivery Worksheet

    • Do: Circular Redesign Worksheet

  • 24

    Day 22: Storytelling

  • 25

    Day 23: Gamification

    • Read: Gamification

    • Watch: Gamification

    • Do: Game Mechanics Worksheet

  • 26

    Day 24: Game Design

    • Watch: Design Impactful Experiences

    • Watch: Gamification and Points Systems

    • Do: How to Design a Game Worksheet

  • 27

    Day 25: Cognitive Bias

    • Read: Cognitive Science

    • Read: Psychological Bias

    • Watch: Cognitive Bias

    • Do: Busting Bias Worksheet

  • 28

    Day 26: Cognitive Dissonance

    • Read and Watch: Cognitive Dissonance

    • Do: Cognitive Dissonance Worksheet

    • Watch: Cognitive Dissonance

  • 29

    Day 27: Fixed vs Growth Mindset

    • Watch: Sifting Mindsets

    • Read: Embracing a Curiosity Mindset

    • Watch & Read: Fixed and Growth Mindsets

    • Do: Fixed vs Growth Mindset Worksheet

  • 30

    Day 28: Social Norms

    • Read: Social Norms

    • Watch: Understanding Social Norms

    • Do: Changing Social Norms Worksheet

  • 31

    Day 29: Power

    • Read: On Power

    • Watch: Sources of Power

    • Do: Powermap Worksheet

  • 32

    Day 30: Creative Change Plan

    • Read: Making Change

    • Watch: Mastering Change

    • Do: Actioning Creative Change Worksheets

  • 33

    What Next!

    • Watch: Thanks and Congratulations!

    • Do: Take Another Class!

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