A 9-WEEK LEARNING LAB FOR DESIGN, LEADERSHIP & CHANGE PRACTITIONERS
The convergence of economic, ecological & cultural forces is generating unprecedented disruption.
Design, leadership & change practitioners are tasked with providing organising structures & leading processes that prepare people, organisations & large-scale systems for this new reality.
As practitioners with influence & agency, we are responsible for enhancing our own transition, design & leadership capacities in order to skilfully AND mindfully lead through this time of rapid change.
Join us for a 9-week, learning-through-action lab that provides support, introduces tools & facilitates mindset transformation in order to to deepen the wisdom we bring as leaders in a Time Between Worlds.
Transition Design Leadership Lab enhances practitioner skill sets and mindsets for leading amidst disruption. It is a container for practitioners to discover, apply knowledge, receive support & grow.
EXPAND YOUR SYSTEMS THINKING SKILL SET
Engage with emergent theories, tools & practices that help you and your stakeholders see the fuller picture. Learn how to:
synthesise multiple perspectives
engage others in identifying the real problem
EVOLVE YOUR LEADERSHIP MINDSET
Cultivate your capacity to see yourself, others & systems in ways you didn’t before. Learn how to:
maintain equanimity amidst disruptive conditions
examine the hidden motives for behaviour
bring deeper wisdom to every action
ENHANCE THE VALUE YOU PROVIDE TO OTHERS
Increase the contribution you bring as a strategic asset for navigating rapidly changing environments. Learn how to:
apply emergent theory in practical ways
combine intellectual rigour with mindful presence
help others make sense of complex & uncertain times
Transition Design Leadership Lab graduates who complete core assessment tasks and achieve 90% participation in all learning activities can expect to walk away with:
Transition Design Leadership Lab introduces the Transition Design Leadership Framework, an iteration on the trans-disciplinary meta frame developed by Terry Irwin, Cameron Tonkinwise & Gideon Kossoff at Carnegie Mellon School of Design. Each week we explore curated theories & practices from disciplines that correspond with the four, interdependent areas of knowledge, action & reflection:
Theories of Change
Explore ways to apply
the change dynamics
present in natural &
to live projects.
Postures & Mindsets
Cultivate a world view
that embraces mindfulness,
self-refection & curiosity
amidst highly disruptive
New Ways of Designing
Integrate the principle
of designing 'with' rather
than 'on', 'to', or 'for'
into a sustainable &
Design narratives about
the future in which
communities live in symbiotic relationships with natural &
All content is delivered across a 9-week timeline, which includes orientation & assessment sessions via Zoom.
Transition Design Leadership Lab offers a blended learning ecosystem grounded in the principles of mutuality and learning-through-action to facilitate deep engagement for a 16 person cohort size.
Access reading, viewing
& reflection content via
an online LMS.
Engage with curated content, peers & topic experts via Zoom.
& present applied
knowledge for feedback.
Interact with peers via a moderated, online collaborative platform.
Be supported by a thinking partner who understands your context & challenge.
Receive a tailored
coaching session to
deepen your practice.
What Transition Design Leadership LAB learners say about their learning experience...
"I got so much from connecting with practitioners who are purpose driven; I added new frameworks & skills to my consulting tool kit inside a container
that enabled me to do deep work around my place in my system & how to transform it."
Nicole Hercus - Organisational Designer
"The interactive activities, the use of Zoom, the creativity & multi-modal aspects were really well prepared; all aligned with my interests & work... Transition Design is here to stay, so well done on bringing this theory to life in practice."
Kim Shore - Strategic Designer, Masters Candidate
Transition Design Leadership Lab is led by a transdisciplinary team of research-practitioners who specialise in design, foresight & action research led transition toward sustainable futures.
Susanna Carman, MDF
Susanna is the host & lead facilitator for Transition Design Leadership LAB.
She is a Strategic Designer who specialises in
leadership, learning & design for a rapidly changing world.
Hilary Bradbury, PhD
Hilary is a guest facilitator for Transition Design Leadership LAB. She is an author, editor & scholar-practitioner focused on the human & organisational dimensions of creating healthy communities.
Lisa Norton, MS
Lisa is a guest facilitator for Transition Design Leadership LAB. She is a professor of design leadership at Parsons’ School of Design where she mentors designers contending with complexity.
Kieran Murrihy, MSF
Kieran is a research partner & guest facilitator for Transition Design Leadership LAB. He is an award winning futurist who works with communities & organisations to respond to change in their operating environments.
Transition Design Leadership Lab participants can expect to dedicate approximately 3 hours per week across a 9-week timeline to their learning journey.
1 hour individual coaching
January 18th - March 19th, 2021
WEEKLY GROUP ZOOM SESSION TIMES:
Australia EST, Wednesdays 12pm-1:30pm
United States EST, Tuesdays 8:00pm-9:30pm
Transition Design Leadership Lab participation is by application. The application and enrolment process is designed to ensure optimal conditions for peer learning, reflection and action. If you feel this learning journey is right for you, please follow the steps outlined below:
ACCEPT YOUR PLACE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TDL LAB
RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO JOIN THE TDL LAB
ENROL FOR THE NEXT TDL LAB ONLINE AT LEARNWORLD