CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

Jump start your career in creative change making by exploring historical and contemporary theories, concepts, and actions around what change is and how to make it! This course will give you a more profound perspective on change, packed with agency-boosting content that helps you to explore what change means to you and then define a personal approach to your change-based practice. By the time your screen fades to black, you will be ready to go forth and enact change (be it personal, political, social, or environmental) in your sphere of influence.
CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Undergo a critical evaluation of personal actions in relation to effecting change and sort through cognitive experiences of change.

  • Engage in reflective thinking around theories of change as well as their respective conceptual frameworks in order to begin developing your own theory and application of change.

  • Understand the dynamic relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to determine how to create conditions that shift behavior through systems interventions.

  • Apply change-making approaches in real world scenarios and consider your own agency.

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative change-maker 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 sought after 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. Her main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, she is the author of several handbooks, has written op eds for major publications like the New York Times and is sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome
    Show Content
    • Welcome Message from Leyla
    • Welcome to the Make Change Course!
    • Brain warm-up
    • Before you start...a quick note
  • 02
    Part 1: What is Change?
    Show Content
    • Introduction and Core Concepts
    • Video: What is Change?
    • Knowledge Check: What is Change?
    • Learning Action: Action List
    • Reflection
  • 03
    Part 2: Historical and Contemporary Theories of Change
    Show Content
    • About Theories of Change
    • Video: Historical and Contemporary Theories of Change
    • Knowledge Check: Theories of Change
    • Learning Action: Habits & Change
    • Reflection
    • Feedback: Theories of Change
  • 04
    Part 3: Systems and Drivers of Change
    Show Content
    • About Systems & Drivers of Change
    • Video: Systems & Drivers of Change
    • Knowledge Check: Systems and Drivers of Change
    • Learning Action: Change X-Map
    • Reflection
    • Additional Resources
  • 05
    Part 4: Your Brain on Change
    Show Content
    • About Your Brain on Change
    • Video: Your Brain on Change
    • Knowledge Check: Change and the Brain
    • Learning Action: Change Influencers
    • Reflection
    • Additional Resources
  • 06
    Part 5: How to Make Change
    Show Content
    • About How to Make Change
    • Video: How to Make Change
    • Knowledge Check: How to Make Change
    • Reflection
  • 07
    Course Synthesis - Tying It All Together!
    Show Content
    • Tying It All Together
    • Make Change Course Final Knowledge Check
    • Make Change Course Final Feedback

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE UNSCHOOL

“The content has given me a practical way to delve into complex problems, exploring thinking far beyond my normal lines of inquiry, and to surface new areas for intervention and innovative ways of designing those interventions. Everyone who is tackling systems should learn this.”

CATRIONA MCLAGAN

“I can explain it as, the moment you realize you're not just an individual in a community but a part of it, and most importantly you can be the one who enacts a positive change within it.”

CECILIA FERNAN

“I used to become so easily frustrated at our world’s problems, the ignorance, cognitive dissonance, at how people lived every day with complete disregard for the environment and the rest of society, but I spent 4 days learning how to love these problems and discover the best way to interject in a system and create solutions that make the old obsolete.”

KIRBY CLARK

HOW TO MAKE CHANGE

UNCOVER YOUR PERSONAL SECRET WEAPON IN

In this knowledge session, we dive into the historical and contemporary theories of how to affect change in our lives and the world around us. From behavioral change theories to the evolution of collective conventions, we’ll explore theories, concepts, and actions to gain a more profound perspective on this critical thing called change-making

This session enables participants to explore what change means to them and how to develop personal approaches to enacting a change-based practice. Whether you’re looking to enact personal or political change, the fascinating thought provocations and practical applications found in this module will leave you with the know-how to remedy the problems around you.

Step One: Be willing to change How You Think 

You will learn a variety of theories and practical approaches, designed to help build a stronger mental toolkit that can be adapted, deployed, and explored by any practitioner who is interested in contributing to positive change through their work. 

After all, it’s the things we do that define our participation in the world, not just what we think. That said, the very first and crucial step to change is thinking differently! So, let’s get started!

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