Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course (Certificate)

Learn how to facilitate workshops following the Design Thinking principles for mixed audiences. In this 2-Day high-energy course for Design Thinking practitioners, you learn how to guide people in a Design Thinking session.

Important: This 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course is designed for people who already have grounded knowledge regarding the Design Thinking method. Without knowledge about the tools and the method, it’s not recommended to follow this specific course. Would you like to have support in making the decision of which course to follow? Please reach out to the support team.

This ‘learning-by-doing’ experience in a 2-Day workshop setting is followed by a Personal Coaching session. This way you learn best how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions in your job.

Please note that the prices may vary per country. For more specific information regarding the prices of this training, please scroll down and choose your location.

The Design Thinking Facilitation Course is also available in our Virtual Studio, interactive and online fun. Click here to learn more.

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Facilitation is key in running successful Design Thinking workshop sessions, which are meant to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to work on specific challenges. Creating a space and an environment where people feel confident and can be creative is the key responsibility of the Facilitator.

We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’, so the Facilitation Training will be a high-energy

and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in small teams working on all the different aspects of facilitating workshops. You will be using Design Thinking tools (like Stakeholder Mapping, Customer Journey Mapping, Prototyping), the focus however will be on your personal facilitation skills of designing and facilitating Design Thinking workshops and not on the tools. To be honest, you know these tools already, don’t you?


It is crucial to start putting what you learn in the course into practice on short notice. Before entering the training, you are asked to think about your first opportunity to facilitate a session in your organization. During the course, you will work on preparing this facilitation opportunity with the help of the trainers and your peers in the training.
The Coaching Session offers you one-on-one time with one of the trainers to discuss any challenges you experience regarding your on-the-job Facilitation Opportunity.


The activities during the high-energy 2-Day course are a balanced mix of theory and practice. Below you find a global outline of the topics that will be addressed during the course:

DAY 01

Facility Skill Assessment, Workshop Types, Core Design Thinking Workshop Flow, Problem Statement Definition & Art of Facilitation, Agenda & Workshop Design;

DAY 02

Energy Management, Facilitation Team Management, Facilitating an actual Design Thinking workshop, Feedback on Facilitation Skills.

This video gives you a glimpse of our Facilitation Trainings with global companies:


You will be guided through the Online Course by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks to guide you on this online learning journey how to implement it within your working environment.

Tim Schuurman is Co-Owner and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Tim is a motivated and energetic senior Facilitator within Business Strategy, Change Management and Design Thinking.

Jeroen van der Weide is a Partner and a creative-minded Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. Jeroen is specialized in developing Creative Climates in organizations and helping people find solutions for business problems.

Adela Cristea is Co-founder and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.

Alwin Put is Co-Founder of DesignThinkers Academy Belgium. Alwin is specialized in Business Engineering and Marketing. He’s a creative Strategist and Facilitator in Design Thinking.

Yuen Yen Tsai is Senior Facilitator with extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.


What is the current protocol given the ever-developing COVID-19 situation? We look forward to welcoming you to our Studio in Amsterdam where we have ensured to take all necessary precautions regarding the COVID-19 measures. Seeing as we are carefully monitoring the developments on a daily basis, the circumstances can also change.
We redesigned our program in order to provide you with the most valuable experience which is what you can expect from our 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation. It goes without saying that no concessions have been made on quality, fun factor, dynamics and learning outcomes which DesignThinkers Academy stands for.

Will a more ‘static’ way of working influence your learning experience?
No, it will not. We have redesigned and prototyped countless scenarios as to how we can still provide you with a ‘learning-by-doing’, high energy and in-depth program.


What if I’m not able to travel or need to go into self-quarantine? Given the constantly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, DesignThinkers Academy has also designed a 3-Week Online DT Facilitation

Course. Our interactive 3-Week Online DT Facilitation will also allow people to participate on a global scale while at the same time we continue to enhance global connectivity. Click on the following link to read more.


After successful completion of the 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation course, participants are awarded a DesignThinkers Academy Certificate and you can celebrate your achievement of becoming a true Design Thinker. All tools and materials will be available after the course for personal use.

Online Facilitation Course

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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