To shape outcomes to be equitable and ethical throughout engineering and the life cycle of any project.
An advocate is a change agent and leads by example. Acts to constructively challenge established practices and behaviours that are unsustainable, unethical or unjust and works effectively with others to bring about positive change.
Relevant terms: Promotion, champion, circular approaches and economies, story-telling
Advocate programme, Engineers Without Borders UK
9 months | Online | Facilitated
The Advocate programme is designed to equip professionals with the skills and confidence required to shape company cultures, advocate for positive change, and influence decision making.
Resources for positive impact, Make a Positive Impact
Online | Self-directed
This series of toolkits offer actionable steps for positive impact to empower changemakers to move towards regenerative practices.
Having knowledge in life-centred design helps you to gain experience in various design approaches and practices, how to prioritise all peoples, non-humans and the planet, and designs ways for operating, maintaining and improving living systems.
Relevant terms: Contextual listening and learning, human-centred design, creativity, innovation, circular economy, inclusive design, sustainable web design, biomimicry, behavioural design
Co-design essentials course, AzuKo
16 hours | Facilitated
This 2-day intensive course provides an introduction to co-design. Participants will gain an understanding of key tools, methods and mindsets, as well as the ethical principles that underpin it.
Overview of the Disruptive Design Method, UnSchool
1 hour | Online | Self-directed; Facilitated
The Disruptive Design Method is a three-part process of mining, landscaping and building to help you make change in the world around you. This free introductory class helps you understand the core concepts and discover how identify your own pre-established thinking, restructure the relevance, and then build new knowledge.
Building resilience boosts the ability of self and others to withstand changes. You can design ways for projects to, over time, contribute to reducing vulnerabilities from changing socio-environmental contexts.
Relevant terms: Forecasting, disruption, change, creative exploration & future visioning, resilience, critical thinking
The global hub for resilience best practice, Resilience Shift
Online | Self-directed
The Resilience Shift is creating a movement to bridge the infrastructure systems gap, to create a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all, in a world that is full of disruptive forces. With their network of members, partners and collaborators, they inform and promote greater resilience through influencing policy, shaping practice and sharing learning, as a global hub for resilience best practice.