Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course November 2018

Bucharest

(English spoken) Learn how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions for mixed audiences in this 2-day high energy course for Design Thinking practitioners. So you read all the books and articles on Service Design & Design Thinking. You attended a few training sessions. You listened to inspirational keynote speakers at conferences. You know the famous case studies. You get it. But how to facilitate a Design Thinking session? How to design a high energy learning flow? That calls for a different skill set. DesignThinkers Academy can help you out.

We designed a ‘Learning by Doing’ experience in a 2-day classroom setting followed by Personal Online Coaching sessions for you to learn how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions for mixed audiences. The activities for the 2-day classroom training are a balanced mix of theory and practice:

Day 1:
Facility Skill Assessment, Workshop Types, Core Design Thinking Workshop Flow, Problem Statement Definition & Art of Facilitation, Agenda & Workshop Design;

Day 2:
Energy Management, Facilitation Team Management, Facilitating an actual Design Thinking workshop, Feedback on Facilitation Skills.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Day 1
09:00 hr Registration and Welcoming
10:15 hr Facilitation Skills Assessment
10:30 hr Workshop Formats
11:15 hr Core DesignThinking Workshop Flow
12:15 hr Lunch
13:00 hr ‘Learning by Doing’ Facilitating in Practice
14:00 hr The Art of Facilitation
15:00 hr Problem Statement Definition & Workshop Objectives
16:00 hr Agenda & Workshop design
17:00 hr Half-day Workshop Preparation
17:30 hr Wrap-up
17:30 hr Group Dinner

Day 2
09:00 hr Recap previous day activities
09:45 hr Successful Facilitation Teams
10:30 hr Energy Management and Energizing Activities
11:00 hr Workshop Preparation
12:30 hr Working lunch
13:00 hr ‘Learning by Doing’ Design Thinking Workshop
16:30 hr Workshop Review
17:15 hr Facilitation Feedback
17:45 hr Closure of Training, Follow-up Online Coaching

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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 space and environment where people feel confident and can be creative is the key responsibility for 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.

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

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Learn how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions for mixed audiences in this 2-day high energy course for Design Thinking practitioners. So you read all the books and articles on Service Design & Design Thinking. You attended a few training sessions. You listened to inspirational keynote speakers at conferences. You know the famous case studies. You get it. But how to facilitate a Design Thinking session? How to design a high energy learning flow? That calls for a different skill set. DesignThinkers Academy can help you out.

We designed a ‘Learning by Doing’ experience in a 2-day classroom setting followed by Personal Online Coaching sessions for you to learn how fo facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions for mixed audiences.

The objective of the 2-day classroom training is to understand your facilitation skills’ strengths and improve your personal opportunitiy areas through a combination of facilitation experiences and coaching. The activities for the 2-day classroom training are a balanced mix of theory and practice.

TOPICS FACILITATION TRAINING

Workshop & Agenda Design for different type of workshops; Problem Statements & Reframing; Facilitation Theory, Tips and Hands-on Experience with a Real Case Study; Core Design Thinking workshop flow as starting point for Future Workshop Design.

RECONNECT SESSION

Workshop Design and review of the participant’s workshop examples, Advanced Facilitation Techniques and Turning Workshop Results into Action Steps. The content of the Online Coaching Reconnect Session will be adjusted based on the participants’ needs.

WHO WILL FACILITATE?

The facilitators will guide you on the different activities during the Service Design Thinking Facilitation Training.

Tim Schuurman, highly experienced trainer and facilitator with a background in Change Management and Business Modeling and co-founder of DT Academy. View

Lacramioara Loghin, has a strong background as a research specialist and her passion is to talk to customers as real people with real problems. Her main driver as co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Bucharest and facilitator is to translate the insights from the customers and create better solutions (products, services) for them.

Adela Cristea, is an experienced business consultant and trainer, with a consistent background in assisting start-ups and business developments, teaching entrepreneurship and leadership practices within corporate environments and co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Bucharest.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries.

Register

Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

About this Event

Location:
Cismigiu Hotel, Gabroveni Hall, 1st floor
Bucharest, 38 Regina Elisabeta Blvd.

November 19th – 20th 2018
Language: English
Maximum participants: 15

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price € 975,=
until October 19th 2018

Regular Ticket Price Price € 1.125,=

Prices are intended excluding VAT.

The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages.

A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

Discounts available for teams signing up, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

Contact bucharest[@]designthinkersacademy.com

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