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Community Design Sprint

20 June - 7 July 2022
Join our 3 week immersive, online program with a curated cohort passionate about designing and growing communities for lasting impact.
Sprint partner
Why community design matters?
Today, individuals and organizations feel disempowered to solve the most urgent issues facing our society and planet. Collaboration across disciplines, organizations, and differences is needed now more than ever, but it’s hard to know where to start, step up, organize and take action.

We believe complex challenges can only be tackled through a community mindset. The better we understand connections and catalyze interactions, the better we can prepare the ground to enable change through communities.

What is
Connected Learning?

Our programs are supported by future thinking organizations. We combine passionate individuals with most critical skills to solve most complex challenges. Check out our upcoming programs.
Learn
Experienced, passionate and committed individuals come together as a community through impactful networks and partners
Connect
Participants learn and build collaboratively through live classes and asynchronous content. This creates a social, immersive and interactive learning experience.
Create
Resultant innovations are supported by future-thinking organizations and reinforced through an alumni network that has ongoing access to private events and exclusive content.

Who is this sprint for?

During this 3 week journey with a curated cohort you will
Creatives
Who want to cultivate a creative community around a shared purpose.
Innovation Leaders
Who want to grow a network of early adopter customers, startups, and partners for their companies or scaleups.
Consultants
Who want to co-create with communities for client challenges.
Community Leaders
Who want to nourish their existing community and share their knowledge with others.

Is it for you?

Our programs are supported by future thinking organizations.
We combine passionate individuals with most critical skills to solve most complex challenges. Check out our upcoming programs.
Attend this sprint if
You are highly curious and passionate about communities.
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You are motivated to collaborate on and build prototypes
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You get energized with interactive live sessions with lots of fun.

You want to be a part of a like-minded and diverse cohort.
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You can commit 4 hours per week.
Do not attend this sprint if
You aren’t interested in growing a community-mindset.

You don’t want to get your hands dirty and produce.

You want to be a passive listener at online lectures.

You don’t want to engage with other cohort participants.

You aren’t willing to commit to an immersive experience.

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You will

During this 3 week journey with a curated cohort you will
Learn
The practical frameworks.
Explore
The fundamentals of community theory.
Work
On group prototypes to grow intentional communities.
Connect
With domain experts and like-minded community gardeners.

How can we

Grow sustainable communities where skills, passions, and incentives are aligned to become an unstoppable force for change?

Meet your guides

Atilim Sahin
Cohort host
Head of Community Systems
Neol

Atılım is enthusiastic about weaving meaningful connections between individuals and organizations, especially within the fields of creativity, design, and technology.

He helped grow creative communities within organizations like ATĂ–LYE, European Creative Hubs Network, Kyu, and Nesta and consulted numerous entities to cultivate their own collaborative communities.
Aslı Sevinç
Cohort host
Head of Design
Neol

Aslı is passionate about building human-centered products and experiences at the intersection of community, education, and technology.

Community has always been at the heart of her work; such as the EdTech startup she co-founded, the digital platform she built for an education non-profit, in her past design projects at ATĂ–LYE and at the university where she currently teaches.

Guest Speakers

Luisa Covaria
Guest Speaker
Executive Portfolio Director
Open IDEO
Mert Çetinkaya
Guest Speaker
Director, ATĂ–LYE Academy
Leen Sadder
Guest Speaker
Head of Community
ATĂ–LYE
Richard Bartlett
Guest Speaker
Co-Founder, The Humm Director, Enspiral
Fabian PforrmĂĽller
Guest Speaker
Community Builder
Together Institute
Victoria Stoyanova
Guest Speaker
Founder
Institute of Belonging

Shuya Gong
Guest Speaker
Design Director, Systems Change
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Sprint calendar

Week 1
Monday
Cohort Kickoff Session
20 June @ 5 - 6:15 PM CET
Workshop
Wednesday
Fireside Chat #1
22 June @ 5 - 6 PM CET
Inspiration
Thursday
Circle Meeting
23 June @ 5 - 6 PM CET
Prototyping
Week 2
Monday
Live Session
27 June @ 5 - 6:45 PM CET
Workshop
Tuesday
Fireside Chat #2
28 June @ 5 - 6 PM CET
Inspiration
Wednesday
Live Session
29 June @ 5 - 6:45 PM CET
Workshop
Thursday
Circle Meeting
30 June @ 5 - 6 PM CET
Prototyping
Week 3
Monday
Live Session
4 July @ 5 - 6:45 PM CET
Workshop
Tuesday
Fireside Chat #3
5 July @ 5 - 6 PM CET
Inspiration
Wednesday
Live Session
6 July @ 5 - 6:45 PM CET
Workshop
Thursday
Closing Celebration
7 July @ 5 - 6:30 PM CET
Prototype & Fun