Learn how to nurture an adaptable mindset in your personal and professional life.
This course will empower you to find your own way in this increasingly complex world. A world that changing fast, new technologies and new realities are arising every few months. Education has difficulty keeping up and businesses fail to adapt. In order to adapt to this ever-changing world, you need to develop your own mindset and tools to help yourself and others. Developing your own (adaptable) mindset will allow you to embrace and deal with change much more effectively in both your personal and professional life.
What you will learn
This course is created to inspire and encourage you to explore the world from a different perspective (every day). It came as a recognition that the way technology is transforming life demands us humans to also transform and adapt ahead of it. You don’t have to follow this course in a linear fashion, just go where your curiosity brings you.
Covered DSS competencies
Applied Human Centred Design
Interdisciplinary Systems Thinking
Collaboration and Co-creation
Create solutions for social impact
What you will do
MODULE 1: EXPLORATION
In this module we will present you with activities and examples that will allow you to expand your perception about the world and be open to new possibilities The explorative mindset is essential element of creativity, innovation, design and art. If you want to create solutions that will disrupt and transform your field, you need to nurture this mindset.
MODULE 2: PERSPECTIVES
This module is about taking diverse perspectives, provoking, thinking critically. If the module on exploration was about nurturing openness and curiosity, this one is about questioning. The purpose of this module is to develop a mindset of taking multiple perspectives in consideration when exploring a topic that you would like to create innovation in.
MODULE 3: REFLECTION
This module is about building capacity to process information, to synthesise and connect with your personal values, passion, needs. The process of reflection supports you to integrate all of the ideas, possibilities and perspectives you have been exploring. This process allows you to come up with unique new ideas, identify opportunities that you might have not noticed before and discover the essence (for yourself) of all the information that we are constantly flooded with.
Whom is this course for?
This course is virtually for anyone who wishes to create something or desires to be surfing the wave of the new digital society rather than drowning under it.
We invite all creators, makers, tinkerers, explorers, innovators, entrepreneurs, geeks, cool moms and dads, inspiration seekers and impact makers.
Questions you may have
Q: Where to start?
A: You don’t have to view this course in a linear fashion. You just go where your curiosity brings you. Our advice would be to have an open mindset.
Q: Is this course really for free? 🤔
A: This course is free to follow. If you want a
certificate this cost a small amount of money to cover the costs.
Digital Society School is a learning community connecting design, technology and social innovation. At Digital Society School we invite you to direct your interests, knowledge and effort towards building a digital society. Because we believe that it can -and should- be inclusive, intelligent, and involve us all.
To this end, we have founded the Digital Society School. Through the school, we seek to research the impact of technology on society, develop the skills necessary to guide the transformation and pass on this knowledge and these skills to a new generation of professionals. They are ready to begin work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. They will be the architects of transformation, across the world as well as in your organisation
We have been working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals since 2016, when we started directly collaborating with UNDP on designing for ánd with the SDGs. Learning from our international projects such as the Global Goals Jam, we have developed a tailored methodology on how to approach global challenges from a local perspective, combining methods from the design and co-creation with the context of sustainable development.
Meet the experts
Robert Overweg is a Digital Society School Ambassador for our Data Driven Transformation track. He’s an artist, gives lectures, dwells in virtual worlds and is creative director at the 160 people tech company Triple. Where he has worked with the likes of Vodafone, Heineken and Ebay. Robert has given lectures at MIT, SXSW and the European Commission. He has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou and the media biennial in Seoul. It’s quite simple, Robert likes to help people and companies. According to Robert it’s even easier if people learn to help themselves by developing an adaptable mindset.
Ruben is most known for his role as head of talent development at Ajax. Where he wrote together with Johan Cruyff and Wim Jonk the manifesto for the velvet revolution. A philosophy that revolutionized the Ajax youth academy.His main focus was always to create the right learning environments for people to help them become adaptable and independent. What this revolution at Ajax brought, is widely known. According to Jongkind, Cruyff and Jonk in a football academy it should (always) be about individual talent development.
Peter Vermeiren is a mind hacker and mind explorer, ever since his youth. As an entrepreneur in digital health he brings scientific research to the market, he is also president of Compassion for Care through which he teaches about compassion and mindfulness in Healthcare. He is a teacher of meditation and breathwork to groups of enthusiasts or groups at corporates, he brings over 20 years of experience to the course.