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The Changemaker's Toolbox

Course outline 2019/2020

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W34: Introduction

Aug 19 - Aug 23
Hello, and welcome to change course. Let's get started immediately.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Welcoming, First project Course outline, Project work Individuals & teams, Project work Collective ground rules, Project work Project work, Welcoming event

W35: Passion & Purpose

Aug 26 - Aug 30
What is your passion, and how does it benefit the world?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Reflection, Passion & purpose Passion & purpose Decision making Process thinking Process thinking

W36: Design thinking

Sep 02 - Sep 06
Box? What box?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Design thinking basics Design thinking basics Design thinking basics Interview techniques Action research

W37: Transforming frustration

Sep 09 - Sep 13
What makes you boil with anger? What can we do about it?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Action as a strategy Transforming frustration Transforming frustration Transforming frustration Reflection

W38: Lab preconditions

Sep 16 - Sep 20
Which projects should we focus our energy on during the year?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Social lab preconditions Social lab preconditions Preparing symposium Symposium Formalizing lab challenge

W39: Lab setup

Sep 23 - Sep 27
Let's get organized and ready to make change.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Initial lab setup Initial lab setup Analog prototyping Visual communication Visual communication

W40: Sprint

Sep 30 - Oct 04
Creating and testing our first prototypes.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Problem mapping Solution sketching Make decisions Create prototypes End user testing

W41: Facilitation

Oct 07 - Oct 11
Once we've learned the process, let's learn how to lead it!
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Sprint facilitation Sprint facilitation User testing Digital prototyping Lab work

W42: Experience design

Oct 14 - Oct 18
How can we give our stakeholders a real feeling for the issue?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Creative thinking Experience design Experience design Bootstrapping Lab work

W43: Ready for launch

Oct 21 - Oct 25
Setting project teams and processes.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Social lab startup Sensemaking Prototyping teams Lab prep Lab prep

W44: Fall break

Oct 28 - Nov 01
Woah, that was intense. Let's take a break to get some room to breathe.

W45: Lab launch

Nov 04 - Nov 08
Lab is officially live and projects underway!
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Systems mapping Project organization Lab launch! Lab work Lab work

W46: Narratives

Nov 11 - Nov 15
What is the story we want to tell?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Narrative & storytelling Narrative & storytelling Attracting stakeholders Lab work The empathy game

W47: Trends

Nov 18 - Nov 22
What is going on in the world, and how do we stay one step ahead?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Trends & projections Desk research Lab work Lab work Lab work

W48: Projects & planning

Nov 25 - Nov 29
We are all leaders. Here's the theory to back it up.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Project leadership Project leadership Planning & GTD Lab work Lab work

W49: Resilience

Dec 02 - Dec 06
I get knocked down, but I get up again...
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Resilience Resilience Resilience Stakeholder research Lab work

W50: Return on investment

Dec 09 - Dec 13
Most value is not monetary - but what is it really, and how do we measure it?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Multi-dimensional ROI Systemic change design Lab work Lab work Lab work

W51: Showcase

Dec 16 - Dec 20
It's time to invite others to have a look at our work.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Preparing portfolio Preparing symposium Symposium Symposium reflections Closing the year

Winter break

Dec 21 - Jan 06
We should have enough reasons to celebrate now. Go crazy - we'll see each other again next year.

W02: Budget & finance

Jan 06 - Jan 10
Let's get all of those numbers in order, and look at how we can make them grow.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Winter break Recap & restart Budget & finance Hacking funding applications Lab work

W03: Documentation

Jan 13 - Jan 17
"Pics, or it didn't happen!"
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Documentation principles Photo Video Post production Breaking through the noise

W04: Creative branding

Jan 20 - Jan 24
We're not doing what everyone else does, so why look like everyone else?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Make it cool Skill acquisition framework Lab work Lab work Lab work

W05: Learning hacking

Jan 27 - Jan 31
How do we learn best - and why?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Habit mapping Hacking the learning process Student-organized lecture Lab work Lab work

W06: Learning conference

Feb 03 - Feb 07
Let's gather up to discuss the learning so far, results aside.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Lab work Prepareing learning conf. Learning conference Debrief / reflection Lab work

W07: Conflict resolution

Feb 10 - Feb 14
Things don't always go the way we want. How can we reach common ground?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Process thinking recap Conflict resolution Intercultural communication Lab work Lab work

W08: Organizations

Feb 17 - Feb 21
What kinds of organizations are there? How are they set up, and why?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Organizational types Lab work Student-organized lecture Lab work Lab work

W09: Sports break

Feb 24 - Feb 28
Time to strap on a snowboard and get seriously injured.

W10: Well-being

Mar 02 - Mar 06
Let's take a moment to focus on body and spirit.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Mental well-being Physical well-being Lab work Lab work Lab work

W11: Coaching

Mar 09 - Mar 13
You've had your own personal coach the whole year. Time to swap seats.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Coaching Coaching Lab work Lab work Student-organized lecture

W12: Inclusion & adventure

Mar 16 - Mar 20
We're heading on a road trip to meet with an inclusive startup school!
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Road trip Road trip Road trip Road trip Road trip

W13: Smart activism

Mar 23 - Mar 27
Hmm, there's more to this than brick throwing...
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Leadership skills Beautiful trouble Lab work Lab work Lab work

W14: Undefined

Mar 30 - Apr 03
This week is all yours to plan. What do you want to do with it?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined Undefined

W15: Community building

Apr 06 - Apr 10
At some point we'll have to step out of our projects. Who will take over?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Community building Community building Student-organized lecture Lab work Lab work

W16: Easter break

Apr 13 - Apr 17
Eggs and stuff.

W17: Going digital

Apr 20 - Apr 24
What opportunities lie in the digital tools we have available?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Digital literacy Programming for activists Lab work Lab work Lab work

W18: Nonviolent demonstration

Apr 27 - May 01
The worker's holiday is coming up - what is the voice we want to raise?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Lab work Lab work Student-organized lecture Demonstration and protesting Holiday

W19: Lab future

May 04 - May 08
We're in the home stretch now, but what to do with the lab?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Lab work Lab work Mapping lab futures Decision point Lab work

W20: Business models

May 11 - May 15
What if we were a business - how would that work?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Value propositions Business models Business models Lab work Lab work

W21: Finalize lab work

May 18 - May 22
Time to close down. For now.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Student-organized lecture Lab close Finalize demos Acension day Finalize demos

W22: Conference!

May 25 - May 29
Let's fill the whole campus with interesting people, to showcase our results and learning.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Setup space Conference Conference Teardown & celebration Day off

W23: The end

Jun 01 - Jun 05
What a ride. A start of a long journey. What will be the next destination?
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Reflection Reflection Next steps Staying in contact Closing ceremony