LIVE Disruptive Design Method Workshop 17-24 MARCH 2018

Online 1-Week Intensive Program | Lead by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

What It's All About...

The Disruptive Design Method Workshop is all about activating positive change through systems, sustainability, and design!

Our live 1-week intensive workshop program takes our successful Disruptive Design Method workshop program and allows for people from around the world to learn our Disruptive Design Method for activating positive social and environmental change through an online intensive knowledge-building experience. 

There are 4 live sessions over the week to make up 16 hours of direct knowledge transfer that include lots of interactive components, breakout sessions, and activities. 

We have created an immersive and highly engaging live educative experience with award-winning designer and pioneering creative change-maker Dr. Leyla Acaroglu. As part of the program, you get lots of direct mentorship and a one on one mentor session with Leyla.  


  1. Saturday, March 17th: 2-7pm GMT (London) / 9am-2pm EST (NYC) / This is a 5-hour session with 2 x 15 min breaks
  2. Monday, March 19th:  5-8pm GMT / 11am-2pm EST / This is a 3-hour session with 1 x 5 min break
  3. Wednesday, March 21st:  5-8pm GMT / 11am-2pm EST / This is a 3-hour session with 1x 5 min break
  4. Saturday, March 24th: 2-7pm GMT (London) / 9am-2pm EST (NYC) / This is a 5-hour session with 2 x 15 min breaks

We recognize these are optimised for Europe and USA timezones. If you are in a timezone that falls in an awkward time for these sessions and you want to take the program, please let us know ( so we can work on a separate program that is more timezone friendly!


Throughout the program, you will be provided with thought-provoking conversations, materials, and knowledge- building activities that will allow you to rapidly learn the Disruptive Design Method and build your creative change making practice. 

What you will learn: 

  • The Disruptive Design Method and how to apply it to complex problem solving to leverage positive change 
  • Systems thinking 
  • Sustainability and the circular economy 
  • Ideation and creative confidence 
  • Techniques for understanding and working within complex problem areas
  • Design research 
  • Gamification
  • Creative change-making

Throughout the course, you will work on your own project/problem arena that you select at the start. This allows for direct mentorship and support as you move through the program. 

You get access to a preparation pack with video content and downloadable toolkits, as well as three months of post-program access to extra learning materials and the recorded LIVE session videos. 


This program is designed for anyone wanting to contribute to a future that works better for all of us. We design our courses to be interactive and immersive; the goal is to rapidly build your knowledge set and create the foundations for a career in positive impact. 

This program is perfect for designers, creatives, managers, social innovators, entrepreneurs, and magicians ;) 


We work hard to keep our programs accessible through our equity-access scholarships. If you believe you would qualify for a scholarship or bursary to help you access this program, please email us and explain the circumstances you are in and why you require our financial support in accessing this program.  


As soon as you sign up, you will get access to educative tools to get you started right away!


Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

Design disruptor, creative boundary pusher, and sustainability provocateur, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu  embodies the innovation that instigates positive environmental and social change. A designer, social scientist and entrepreneur, she is internationally recognized as a global leader in sustainability, design, systems thinking and the circular economy. As the creator of the Disruptive Design Method Leyla is invited to work with governments, corporations and organizations around the world supporting their transition to a circular and sustainable future.  For her work, Leyla has won several awards and was announced in 2016 as Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme. She is frequently invited to speak at high-level events around the world with her mainstage TED talk having collected over one million views. She is the founder of Disiprt Design and the CO Project Farm in Portugal. As founder of The UnSchool she is constantly exploring new ways of rapidly transferring knowledge and capacity to people interested in making a positive impact on the planet.