DSIL Track X Creative Media Lab!

JOIN US IN CAMBODIA DECEMBER 4-11th!

X IS THE STORY: DSIL Creative Media Lab

Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL) is a global certificate program offered by the Centre for Executive Education of the United Nations University for Peace

Are you interested in using media to tell stories that drive change? DSIL Track X is for everyday change-makers, social innovators and media enthusiasts who want to take the craft of storytelling seriously and use it effectively in their work.


Join us! Expand your global network, deepen your field experience and cultivate transferable hard skills.


What Happens During the Track X Creative Media Lab?


  • content will fuse and focus on the core DSIL principles of human-centered design, sustainable development and systems thinking with a focus on contextual ethics, storytelling techniques and on-the-ground media skills to help you create thoughtful media that drives change.


  • the experience will push your creativity outside of your comfort-zone and help you discover how good stories can help transform society ⎯ whether in the private, public or NGO sector.


  • technical hard-skills will sharpen through sessions dedicated to teaching you how to improve your video, photo and social media skills through training, immersive contextual learning, and an intensive storytelling simulation experience aided by expert media mentors.



Join us in Cambodia from December 4th - 11th and online starting August 18th! Scroll below or see the application to learn more.


+ Join us for a FREE photography workshop of Angkor Wat, December 12 in Siem Reap. Details and logistics provided by DSIL.


Track X will be led and facilitated by the founders of Studio DíLITT, a digital agency with over 10 years experience in communications and storytelling for change in a global arena. Check out their work at www.dilitt.com.

Join DSIL 2015 - Apply by May 11!

Apply before October 20th- We accept applications on a rolling basis.

AT A GLANCE

The Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership Course (DSIL) is a global executive education program (online + in Southeast Asia) for social impact changemakers and entrepreneurs from around the world. This certificate program is delivered in partnership by the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) of the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) and SE Asia based Sarus.


WHO IS JOINING & WHY?

DSIL is designed for graduate students and early to mid-career professionals from around the world who are interested in creating impact and systems change through social enterprise and human-centered design. By exploring pressing local and global issues, reframing challenges into opportunities and cultivating 21st century leadership skills through experiential education and fieldwork, participants walk away with a sharpened set of transferable skills for immediate application to their own context.


HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

8 days in the 'field' and 20 online sessions. Track X participants will engage in 'Virtual Classroom' online preparation and immersive fieldwork in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


WHAT ARE THE KEY THEMES & WHAT ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVOLVED?

⇢ Social (+Personal) Innovation & Entrepreneurship

⇢ Sustainable Development

⇢ Design Thinking

⇢ 21st Century Leadership

⇢ Peacebuilding and Conflict Studies

⇢ Systems Thinking

⇢ Urbanization and Development Issues

⇢ Globalization and Culture


Participants will have the opportunity to meet with thought leaders from institutions in the DSIL network: Ashoka, Acumen Fund/Wedu, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school), ideo.org, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Rotary Peace and Conflict Center, the G Lab at Thammasat University, YMCA, 17 Triggers, Gawad Kalinga, Asian Leadership Academy, Amani Institute, Via Exchange for Social Entrepreneurs and Leaders at Stanford - see our partners and collaborations here.


WHAT ARE THE ALUMNI DOING NOW?

See the latest updates, endeavors and organizations launched by alumni here.


WHAT ARE THE COURSE DATES & COST?

Select your 'track' above for fall dates and go to apply.dsilglobal.com for program details and costs. Track X is $3795 (all expenses included). Scholarships and crowdfunding training are available!


HOW DO I APPLY?

Apply online here to be eligible to register.


After you apply you should receive an email confirmation. Please contact team@dsilglobal.com if you have submitted your application and NOT received an email confirmation or encounter any technical problems with the online application.

More About the Field Based Immersion

Click here to see more about partners and collaborations. Participants will be exposed to several civil society actors in Phnom Penh (+ surrounding areas) that are actively leading cutting edge change on the ground, especially through the organizational platform of social entrepreneurship. Themes for learning are optimized in the field through workshops and lectures with experts, learning engagements with communities and immersion across various organizations. Participants will be expected to synthesize the contrasts, sharpen micro and macro critical thinking skills and hone their ability to empathize deeply with communities they would like to shape. Participants will also have the opportunity to generate and present personal social action plans to apply upon returning home from the field.

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WHO ARE WE? SEE THE DSIL STORIES SERIES:

Check out the short reflections generated by DSIL 2014 participants during their field experiences. Thanks to participants and Studio DíLITT, the leads for Track X 's Creative Media Lab, for capturing their memories and sharing them with us!

DSIL Stories I: CHRISTOPHER
DSIL Stories II: SAWAKO
DSIL Stories III: MANSI

Meet the Partnership Team