CONTENT + SKILLS GAINED

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

Designed for those who are ready to move from learner to doer, this course will help you define and build the resilience and capacity you need to be an activated changemaker, leveraging tangible, real-world interventions for positive change. You'll learn ways to get your ideas out into the world, from the practical steps of project planning through to the more conceptual frameworks that help to contextualize the concepts of activation. The course will guide you in considering how projects and activations may evolve and will help you to develop contingency plans that allow for flexible, rapid adaptation. You'll learn to establish benchmarks and iterative design changes to build stronger, more robust outcomes, and to set up feedback loops that will help make your future interventions more impactful. Riding on your understanding of systems thinking*, this course equips you to unpack the ways that projects respond to dynamically evolving systems, so that you can get your projects activated and amplified in the dynamic evolving systems at play.

WHAT YOU WILL UNCOVER IN THIS COURSE

  • Refine thorough, deep thinking on amplification and modes of activation.

  • Understand ways you and your projects can respond to dynamically evolving systems by creating contingency plans.

  • Confidently communicate and activate your personalized changemaking practice, as well as evaluate it for evolution opportunities.

  • Gain tools and techniques for effective project management and collaboration to get your actions out into the world

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Available for this course

Certificates are issued by the UnSchool (using third party certifier Accredible.com) upon successful and demonstrable completion of all course elements. Accredible uses bank-level encryption and blockchain logging to ensure legitimacy and verification, and offers easy to share credentials that you can receive as a downloadable PDF, share on LinkedIn and other digital platforms. Accredible also allows you to control your own data via their credential portal, accessible for free when you receive any certificates or badges.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Instructor Bio:

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

COURSE CONTENT

  • 01

    Welcome

  • 02

    Part 1: Amplification and Activation Theory

  • 03

    Part 2: How to get your projects off the ground

    • Read: Getting Projects off the Ground

    • Video: How To Get Your Projects off the Ground

    • Read: Overview of Project Management

    • Read: The WOOP Method

    • Read: Contingency Planning

    • Activity: Develop a Project Action Plan

    • Knowledge Check: Getting projects off the ground

  • 04

    Part 3: Project Planning and Activation

    • Read: Taking Action

    • Watch: Project Planning and Activation

    • Watch: Getting Sh*t Done

    • Read: On Procrastination

    • Watch: How to Deal with Procrastination

    • Watch: What To Do When You Get Stuck

    • Activity: Barriers to Action Worksheets

    • Read: Co-Design Process

    • Read: Participatory Action Research

    • Activity: Action Research Worksheet

    • Read: Being Collaborative

    • Watch: Team Dynamics

    • Activity: Design a Social Enterprise

    • Knowledge Check: Project Planning and Activation

  • 05

    Part 4: Amplifying Interventions

    • Read: Points of Intervention and Leverage

    • Video: Amplifying Interventions

    • Read: Designing Systems Interventions

    • Watch: Designing Interventions

    • Read: Tipping Points for Change

    • Activity: Develop A Written Amplification Plan

    • Knowledge Check: Amplifying Interventions

  • 06

    Part 5: Making Change in the World

    • Read: Change Leadership

    • Video: Making Change in the World

    • Read: Building Resilience

    • Watch: Building Resilience

    • Read: Developing Grit

    • Read: Sphere of Influence

    • Do: Sphere of Influence Worksheet

    • Read: Emotional Intelligence

    • Read: Value-Based Leadership

    • Read: Storytelling and The Change Curve

    • Watch: Framing Change Through Storytelling

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    • Knowledge Check: Making Change in the World

  • 07

    Conclusion

    • Tying It All Together

    • Project Activation & Amplification Final Reflections

    • Additional Links & Resources

    • A Message From Leyla

  • 08

    Completion Certificate

    • Project Activation & Amplification Final Knowledge Check Quiz

    • Get your certificate of completion!

  • 09

    Next Steps

    • Learn More

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE UNSCHOOL

“The UnSchool really changed my whole mindset and gave me so much energy and confidence to create positive change and self-belief.”

Souad Ghaffari

“My point of view on life is to keep exploring the world. That's why I love to travel, it is first-hand learning. The UnSchool has the same feeling – getting to know a lot of people from different backgrounds – and it's exciting to learn new subjects: systems thinking, sustainability and most importantly, change. It shaped who I am now!”

Rox De La Fuente

“Design your thinking. Design your interactions. Find your voice and hack through the systems! ”

Abhinav Dey

AMPLIFIED OUT INTO THE WORLD

GET YOUR PROJECT ACTIVATED AND

This knowledge session is all about implementing, activating, and amplifying ideas out into the world. Ideas stuck in your head are pointless for changing the world. 

In this final stage, we need to start to activate our interventions and set up the feedback loops that will give us the resilience to make our future interventions even more impactful! 

In this class, we will explore ways of getting your ideas out into the the world, from the practical steps of project planning through to the more conceptual frameworks that help to contextualize the concepts of activation. 

We will consider how they may evolve and develop contingency plans that allow for flexible, rapid adaptation, and you will establish benchmarks and iterative design changes to build stronger, more robust outcomes. 

 We look into ways that projects respond to dynamically evolving systems so that we can get them activated and amplified out into the dynamic evolving systems at play. This session will help you define and build the resilience and capacity you need to be an activated changemaking with tangible, real-world solutions with positive effects! 

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