In this 5-part course, take your understanding and application of systems thinking to the next level. Develop your theory of change and learn advanced techniques for leveraging change-making systems interventions.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Develop advanced systems perspectives and the ability to develop tactical tools for affecting change.
Unpack mechanisms, models, and mechanics of making change, specifically developing a theory of change and deeper systems thinking.
Gain skills in deeper synthesis of all the components of the identifying, understanding, and mapping systems and problem arenas.
Create a strong foundation for building effective systems interventions, and design systems in which these interventions can exist.
Available for this course
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker
A Welcome Message From Leyla
Welcome to the Systems Intervention CourseFREE PREVIEW
A quick note before you start
Read: An Introduction to Thinking in Systems
Read: Developing a Systems Mindset
Watch: Adopting a Systems PerspectiveFREE PREVIEW
Read: Summary of the Fields of Systems Thinking
Read: A Quick History of Systems Thinking
Watch: Advanced Systems Thinking
Read: What Defines a System?
Read: Seeking Insights
Read: The Iceberg & Mushroom Model
Read: Soft Systems Methodology
Read: How to do Cluster Maps
Download: Cluster Mapping Instruction Sheets
Knowledge Check: Advanced Systems Thinking
Read: Systems Modelling Tools
Read: Introduction to Systems Dynamics
Watch: Systems Modelling Tools
Read: Feedback Loops
Read: Systems Boundaries & Sub-Systems
Watch: Systems Mapping
Read: Analog Systems Maps
Read: Stocks and Flows
Read: How to do Causal Loop Diagrams
Download: Causal Loop Diagrams Worksheet
Read: Behavior Over Times Graphs
Do: Behavior Over Time Graph Worksheet
Watch: Systems Archetypes
Read: Systems Archetypes
Explore: Systems Archetypes
Activity: Tragedy of the Commons
Read: Digital Mapping Tools
Knowledge Check: Systems Modelling Tools
Read: Introduction to Theory of Change
Watch: Developing a Theory of Change
Read: How to do a Theory of Change
Watch: Why use a Theory of Change
Download: Theory of Change Worksheet
Knowledge Check: Theory of Change
Read: About Systems Interventions
Watch: Intervening in Systems
Read: Designing Systems Interventions
Read: Leverage Points
Watch: Designing Interventions
Activity: Design a Systems Intervention
Read: Delays and Rates of Change
Read: Dealing with Delays
Read: System Behaviors
Download: Systems Observation Worksheet
Knowledge Check: Intervening in Systems
Read: Tactics for Activating Systems Change
Watch: Tactics for Activating Systems Change
Watch: Mastering Change
Read: Ladder of Inference
Download: Ladder of Inference Worksheet
Read: Force Field Analysis
Read: Storytelling for Making Systems Change
Read: Interconnected Circles Maps
Download: Interconnected Circles Map Instructions
Knowledge Check: Tactics for Activating Systems Change
Read: Tying It All Together
Additional Resources & Links
A Message From Leyla
Systems Intervention Final Knowledge Check Quiz
Get your certificate of completion!
Continue Your Learning Journey
“Coming to the UnSchool was mind-blowing. It was so exciting to look at things through a different set of eyes and to see how I could apply what we learnt to my professional and personal life.”
“The design process reinvigorated me. Visualizing systems integration reminded me of the solutions, and peer-to-peer collaboration reinstalled a sense of trust, vulnerability, and cohesion that completely redefined the possible.”
“I learned to understand what I need to accomplish in my work, in finding an alternative to the education system I want to create. Things I will always remember from my experience at the fellowship are: the toolkit, mentors, partners, processes, products, games, systems and experiences.”
ACTIVATE YOUR AGENCY AND START TO
Where and how do you intervene in a system to create change? If you have been taking the previous classes that unpack the Mining + Landscaping phases of Disruptive Design, then by now, you should have a much deeper understanding of the dynamics of the various systems in the world around us.
So now, the goal is to identify the non-obvious elements, connections, and aspects of the systems that you have been exploring, in order for you to begin building interventions that leverage change.
In this advanced systems thinking knowledge session, we give you the tools to go deeper into the system's dynamics, to gain a more granular understanding of the phenomena that are at play in the systems, and to decipher interventions points of leveraging change.
Through then identifying some critical insights, you can start to move into a rapid ideation phase.
Through this session you will get to explore where and how to intervene in a system to create change. This advanced systems thinking class teaches you tools to uncover practical approaches to applied systems thinking to affect positive change. In this class, you will learn to see critical relationships, understand feedback loops, and conduct consequence analyses.
You will also establish causal relationships and gain radical insights into systems dynamics. Taking all of the new knowledge covered in the first series of classes, you will learn to apply them to project design as a critical part of the Disruptive Design Method.
While you would have been going through different approaches to identifying, understanding, and mapping systems and problem arenas throughout the previous classes, in this knowledge session, you will gain a deeper synthesis of all the components put together.
You will be able to identify and build really effective systems interventions, plus design systems in which these interventions can exist. We will also unpack mechanisms, models, and mechanics of making change, specifically developing a Theory of Change. Let’s do it!
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