designing schools


I’m Sabba.

I believe that the future should be designed.
Not left to chance.

Over the past decade, using design thinking practices I've helped schools and businesses create a culture of innovation where everyone is empowered to use technology to advance from idea to impact, to address complex challenges and discover opportunities. 

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a culture of innovation begins with a culture of empathy

In an AI-Powered world, I help organizations build trust, encourage creativity, recognize accomplishments, and inspire a collective vision.

“I wanted to move our faculty from the 20th to 21st century.  Sabba helped translate our vision and dreams for the future into something that was pragmatic and possible.
Sabba single-handedly changed the DNA of our program.” 

Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C
Director | University of southern california


to design schools

the opportunities

How might we work

Keynotes and Workshops


Tired of people talking at you?
I merge inspiration with idea generation to  help your teams design the future today, 
Grounded in the belief that we learn by doing, everyone will leave curious and confident about turning obstacles into opportunities and ideas into impact.

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The AI Bootcamp: 
A Self-Paced Online Course

We're not overwhelmed by the hours in the day, we're overwhelmed by the inefficiencies within those hours. In today's fast-paced digital world, the ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence is no longer a luxury—it's an essential skill that can be used to solve challenges and unlock opportunities. In 4-weeks you'll go from curious to confident about what AI can do for you.

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Unlock Your Professional Potential

Leaders aren't defined by their titles, they're defined by their ideas and impact. From teaching in the classroom to education executive at Apple to creating my own company, learn how LinkedIn can unlock your professional potential and open doors to opportunities you didn't even realize existed. 

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Design Your Future: College and Career Ready in an AI World

The college admission landscape is changing. Today's world requires more than grades and test scores to be successful. With workshops for you and your child, we'll share strategies so everyone feels curious and confident about what's next after high school. 

"As my reverse mentor Sabba is a trusted advisor with her research in strategic planning and how leaders can build social influence. Her diverse network has allowed me to expand my network to limit my blind spots as I make decisions for a large urban school district. "

jerry almendarez, superintendent
santa ana unified school district


Featuring Seth Godin, Erik Brynjolfsson, Devin Vodicka and Duncan Wardle. Travel with educator, and researcher Dr. Sabba Quidwai to learn how Design39 Campus, a public school in San Diego, CA challenged the traditional model of education by using a method called design thinking to answer that very question.

Hear from parents, educators, and administrators how this method gives everyone the knowledge, skills and mindsets to experience success by being able to innovate, create new products, services and business models to thrive at school, work, and as global citizens.


Designing Schools:
The Future is a Place We Create

Dr. Sabba Quidwai is the epitome of a learner-centered leader who develops shared purpose through inclusive collaboration. She asks inspiring questions and she is relentless in her curiosity to find better ways to effectively address meaningful challenges.

 Dr. Quidwai's insights that connect vulnerability, trust, collaboration, and design thinking are now paving the way to a brighter future. This documentary is a much-needed resource that will inform the way forward together. 

Devin Vodicka | author
ceo learner-centered collaborative



It's a question we think about often and one that today's world expects us to be comfortable with.
Join me each week as I chat with education leaders,  researchers and young people about how they are designing schools. 

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How do you navigate

top rated episodes

How to Reclaim Your Time with Artificial Intelligence

Author, professor, and Director of the Digital Economy Lab at Stanford, Erik Brynjolfsson joins me to discuss the skills we need to thrive in the age of machines where there is shared prosperity. 

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Reinventing Education for The Second Machine Age

This podcast asks "How might we use design thinking to solve challenges and unlock opportunities with AI like ChatGPT?" Listen in as I share strategies for how you can unlock your human advantage.

How Organizations Discover and
Align Their Values

How do you make decisions?
Best-selling author Brant Menswar, shares how to discover, align, and activate your values to reach your goals and guide decisions.

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“When I first met Sabba, I was immediately drawn to her passion for transforming education. Nearly ten years later, I am inspired by how she continues to re-imagine the learning experience.” 

Leighangela brady, EdD
superintendent national school district

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All of my best and life changing relationships began online. Whether it's a simple tweet, a DM or an email. It always begins and ends with the relationships we create. 

I can't wait to get to know you and discuss how might we design schools. 

As Simon Sinek Says:
"Alone is hard. Together is better."

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Instagram is my creative outlet. It's where you can see stories that take you behind the scenes and where I love having audio chats in my DM.

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