UNMASTERS LEVEL CERTIFICATION

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This 10 month online certification program is designed for emerging leaders, intrapreneurs and career changers deeply passionate about making a positive impact through all that they do. We provide content and provocation to help you establish your facilitation and leadership skills. This program offers advanced training in the Disruptive Design Method and is perfect for people wanting to drive change within an organization or wanting to solidify their career as a leader in this space.
UNMASTERS LEVEL CERTIFICATION

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAM

  • Advance your leadership skills in systems thinking, sustainability, design interventions and creative change making

  • Refine and establish your facilitation and communication skills for supporting organizational change towards a sustainable, regenerative and circular future

  • Master the entire Disruptive Design knowledge set and become skilled in applying the Disruptive Design Method

  • Activate your agency, expand your sphere of influence and develop your career as a creative change maker proactively effecting positive change out in the world around you

  • Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    Instructor Bio:

    Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative channg-maker prioneer, 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 togetehr her skills as a deisgner, sociologist, and entrepreneur, to create highly imersive educative experiences. She is a sought after international expert on systems change and sustainabaility, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people to intervene in systems to make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions.

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

    UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

    Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

PROGRAM OUTLIME

THE 10 MONTH ONLINE UNMASTERS

  • 01
    WELCOME! Getting Started on the UnMasters Certification
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    • Welcome to the UnSchool Certification Tracking Systems!
    • Welcome message from Leyla FREE PREVIEW
    • Getting to know you
    • About the UnMasters Certification Track
    • The Learning Flow
    • A bit about us
    • Getting to Know You
    • The Learning Toolkit
    • Process Journal
    • Process Journal Details
    • Mentorship
    • Practice and Apprenticeships
    • Getting started
    • A Quick Note on Getting Started
  • 02
    Thinking Differently
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    • Introduction
    • Reflexive Thinking
    • Reflecting on Reflection
    • Reflexive Thinking Activity
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Learning Activity: Critical and Reflexive Thinking
    • Agency
    • Agency, Integrity and Personal Ethics
    • Learning Challenge: Agency Activity
    • Integrity
    • Integrity
    • Learning Activity: Integrity Activity
  • 03
    The Disruptive Design Approach
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    • Introduction
    • The Full Intro to the Disruptive Design Method
    • Applying the DDM
    • Learning Challenge: Applying the DDM
    • Download the Disruptive Design Handbook
    • The full Sustainability class
    • Life Cycle Thinking
    • Circular Economy
    • Learning Challenge: Sustainable Development Goals
  • 04
    Making Change
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    • Introduction
    • Change Theories
    • Making Change Part 1
    • Making Change Part 2
    • Making Change Part 3
    • Making Change Part 4
    • Making Change Part 5
    • Mastering Change
    • Download the Make Change Handbook
    • Learning Challenge: Making Change
    • How to do a Theory of Change
    • Theory of Change
    • Learning Activity: Theory of Change
    • Theory of Change Worksheet
    • A little story about change...
  • 05
    Systems Thinking
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    • Introduction
    • The 3 Pillars: Systems, Sustainability and Design
    • The 3 Pillars
    • Developing a Systems Mindset
    • Systems Mindset
    • Systems Thinking
    • Thinking in Systems
    • Systems Archetypes
    • Systems Nodes
    • Systems Mapping
    • Learning Challenge : Systems Thinking
  • 06
    Designing Change
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    • Introduction
    • We are all Citizen Designers
    • Forces for Change
    • Circular Design
    • Social Influence Research
    • Social Proof
    • More on Social Proof
    • Doing Good Research
    • Observational Research
    • Challenge
  • 07
    Research and Problem Framing
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    • Introduction
    • How to write a good research question
    • Research, Doing the Work
    • Research Part 1
    • Research Part 2
    • Research Part 3
    • Research Part 4
    • Research Part 5
    • Observational Research
  • 08
    Ethics and Empathy
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    • Introduction
    • Ethics and Empathy Part 1
    • Ethics and Empathy Part 2
    • Ethics and Empathy Part 3
    • Ethics and Empathy Part 4
    • Ethics and Empathy Part 5
  • 09
    Cognitive Science and Gamification
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    • Introduction
    • Cognitive Science Part 1
    • Cognitive Science Part 2
    • Cognitive Science Part 3
    • Cognitive Science Part 4
    • Cognitive Science Part 5
    • Busting Bias Part 1
    • Busting Bias Part 2
    • Busting Bias Part 3
    • Busting Bias Part 4
    • Busting Bias Part 5
    • Shifting Perception
    • Learning Challenge: Bias
  • 10
    Experience Design
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    • Introduction
    • Integrity and Ethics
    • Building Resilience
    • Designing Impactful Experiences
    • Cognitive Experience Design
    • Experience Design
    • Equity
    • X-Mapping
    • How to do an X Map
    • Learning Challenge: Experience Design
  • 11
    Community Engagement and Participatory Design
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    • Introduction
    • Community Engagement
    • Intrepreneurship
    • Participatory Design
    • Co-Design
    • Communication Design
    • Framing Change
    • Respect and Engagement
    • Learning Challenge: Community Engagement
    • Download the Tips and Tricks to Facilitating Change Handbook
  • 12
    Language, Communication and Influence
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    • Introduction
    • Effective Communication 101
    • Communication and Visual Design
    • Language and Influence Part 1
    • Language and Influence Part 2
    • Language and Influence Part 3
    • Language and Influence Part 4
    • Language and Influence Part 5
    • Learning Challenge: Communicating Change
  • 13
    Advanced Systems Interventions and Activations
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    • Introduction
    • Designing Interventions
    • Systems Dynamics
    • Advanced Systems Thinking
    • Systems Interventions Introduction
    • Systems Modelling Tools
    • Systems Mapping: Cluster Mapping
    • Activating Systems Interventions
    • Learning Challenge: Systems Interventions
  • 14
    Sustainable Design and the Circular Economy
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    • Introduction
    • The Circular Economy
    • Sustainable Design Part 1
    • Sustainable Design Part 2
    • Sustainable Design Part 3
    • Sustainable Design Part 4
    • Sustainable Design Part 5
    • Circular Design
    • Circular Design Challenge
    • Download the Circular Systems Design Handbook
  • 15
    Designing, Prototyping and Mastering Change
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    • Introduction
    • Mastering Change
    • Ideation and Creativity
    • Convergent vs Divergent Creative Thinking
    • Golden Rules of Ideation
    • Designing Interventions That Make Change
    • Prototyping Change
    • Prototyping Techniques
    • Activating Ideation
    • Learning Challenge: Facilitating Creativity
  • 16
    Project Activation and Amplification
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    • Introduction
    • Project Activation
    • Getting Cool S**T done
    • What to do when you get stuck
    • Project Activation
    • Project Amplification Design
    • Building Resilience
    • Project Planning
    • Learning Challenge: Project Amplification
  • 17
    Final challenge
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    • What you need to know to do your final challenge
  • 18
    Next steps
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    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • More resources for you
    • Before you go...

UNMASTERS CERTIFICATION TRACK

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THE

THE UNSCHOOL BUILDS LEADERS WHO HAVE TRANSFERABLE AND ESSENTIAL SKILL SETS FOR A CAREER IN CREATIVE CHANGE-MAKING

We designed the UnSchool UnMasters in Creative Change-Making because we believe that every organization should have a professional Change-Maker role as part of its core leadership team. Leaders with a creative systems thinking mindset to help transform old linear ways of thinking that prevent transformative change, with a sustainability focus to ensure longevity and ethics in programs and processes and reflexive, critical brain power to develop new solutions to tired problems that no longer work.

This program is designed for aspirational leaders who want to establish themselves as a creative force for positive impact. 

The UnMasters program is for emerging leaders, intrapreneurs and career changers who are deeply passionate about making a real and significant change either within an organization or in the world at large. 

This is a 10 month part-time program that delivers monthly content around the Disruptive Design Method, agency development, facilitation, leadership, community engagement, systems thinking, reflexivity and positive impact. 

The first 6 months are broken down into monthly knowledge acquisition sections around the core DDM knowledge bank, leadership development. There are quarterly checkins with our team and the last 3 months are dedicated mentorship to support your learning advancement and get you ready for your final certification challenge. 

Certification as an UnMasters give you the ability to demonstrate your commitment to creative change and your role as a leader in this space. 

You will have advanced communication, reflexivity, systems thinking and facilitation skills, supporting you in sifting to a career in positive impact or further developing your role in this space. 



WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE UNSCHOOL PROGRAMS

“The fellowship is not only a program to put methods and ideas into your brain, but also a unique program that makes you believe in the power of disruptive design and sustainability by your heart, and especially in yourself to make the change.”

Nihan Ozturk

“To find a way to express ideas about sustainability, systems thinking, and creative disruption in concrete, tangible and accessible ways. Through the weeklong fellowship, I developed this capacity – both through the integrity of the content, and through learning by doing, to find my own voice.”

Isabel Sarasvati

“The Disruptive Design workshop far exceeded my expectations. 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

FAQ

  • WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT AND FORMAT OF THIS TRACK?

    This is a 10 month program with weekly sessions delivered monthly. Online, self-directed learning with pre-recorded lessons and involves preliminary and final challenges. After the completion of the program track, you will have 5 months to submit your final challenge. This program includes a 3-month mentorship with an UnSchool Educator.

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND UNMASTERS?

    The UnMasters track is perfect for career changers or people working internally within organisation to facilitate change. The Educator track is for people who have already established their career, have done the DDM or projects in creative change, and are looking to expand their change making external to their organisation, and in collaboration with the UnSchool.

  • WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS OFFERED?

    This is self directed learning but you can always sign up for additional office hours to get one on one time with our UnSchool educators to support your learning process.

  • CAN I GET A SAMPLE OF THE CONTENT?

    Yes! You can get a free sample of some of the weekly classes. If you sign up and don't feel it's the right fit for you, we will issue a refund for your first month's payment if you let us know within the first 25 days.

  • WHAT KIND OF CERTIFICATION IS PROVIDED?

    We offer the certification to demonstrate you have completed our UnMasters program and demonstrated a high level of capabilities as a practice of the disruptive Design Method and facilitating systems-level change. Certification is only awarded once you submit and successfully complete the required challenge pack and demonstrate your capabilities in a final review. You will then be awarded a certificate and digital badge demonstrating your certification with the UnSchool. Please read our terms and conditions for full details on this track.

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