Course Description

5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course September 2020

Canada

This interactive online course will equip you with the Design Thinking mindset, tools and skills to kick-start bold innovation. You will be working virtually on a human-centered challenge under live guidance of our skilled facilitators. With a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework you will gain practical knowledge and experience to apply Design Thinking in your daily work.

PROGRAM

With a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework you will gain practical knowledge and experience to apply Design Thinking in your daily work. The course consists out of 4 modules (8 sessions in total), focusing on the stages of Design Thinking: Discover, Define, Design, Deliver. Each week consists of interactive online classrooms sessions, followed by group work. A follow-up call will provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with one of your Facilitators to reflect on your experiences with implementing DT in your daily work. In small groups together with your fellow alumni you can share your struggles and/or insights and once again learn from each other.

CERTIFICATE

After successful completion of the 5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals course, participants are awarded with 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.

KEY BENEFITS

Focus on how to implement Design Thinking in your daily work; 
Live and personal guidance from our expert facilitators;
Learn to empathize with your customers and improve your proposition and strategy;
Develop your creative problem solving skills and innovation mindset;
Boost co-creation and innovation while working remotely.

OUR APPROACH

Over a 5-week period, you will meet with your fellow participants and coaches in 2-hour online classroom sessions. We strongly believe in learning-by-doing. A major part of this online course consists of hands-on work on a general case using the different Design Thinking tools. You will work in co-creation in small teams to learn from each other and incorporate the knowledge and skills of participants from diverse backgrounds and industries. Our expert facilitators will teach you how to use empathy when envisioning future scenarios of service for your end-users.

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PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Teams from different industries who want to lead innovation;
Individuals (e.g. HR, IT, Marketing) looking for new tools to structure innovation and collaboration;
Professionals who want to stretch their creative problem solving skills;
Managers who want to discover what Design Thinking can offer their team.

FACILITATORS & COACHES

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.

Adriana Dolnyckyj is Founding Partner of DesignThinkers Canada, and has been facilitating and coaching design thinking since 2014. Adriana helps leaders solve complex challenges and reimagine their service experience to gain competitive advantage. Adriana holds an MBA, and brings her extensive marketing and business strategy experience at the executive level in both B2B and B2C markets, nationally and globally. Adriana was also an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation program at the Sobey School of Business in Canada.

"The training course with top professionals from the Design Thinking field and the hands-on approach inspired my work as a human-centered design consultant. A wonderful experience."

Alexander Faga, Swisscom

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

Length: 5-weeks, 4-6 contact hours per week & homework

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EDT)
Dates:

Session 01: Monday September 14
Session 02: Wednesday September 16
Session 03: Monday  September 21
Session 04: Wednesday September 23
Session 05: Monday September 28
Session 06: Wednesday September 30
Session 07: Monday October 05
Session 08: Wednesday October 07

Online platforms: Miro & Zoom
Language: English
Max. participants: 10

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price C$ 1,499
until August 14th

Regular Ticket Price C$ 1,799

Prices exclude HST (Harmonized Sales Tax; not applicable to non-Canadians)

Your ticket includes access and use of the online environments (Miro & Zoom) for the duration of the course. All tools and materials are also available after the course for personal use. A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

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