Course Description

1-Day meaningful collaboration with Music Thinking Training Course (Certificate)

This high-energy 1-Day course will help you understand the basic principles of Music Thinking and how to use them for better collaboration in your project, team, or organization. Music is a universal principle and has the power to connect. A set of the Music Thinking Jam Cards is included in the Course.

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1 day



Standard Price

€ 425,00


8 hours a day

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About this course

A tone itself is neither good nor bad, it just differs. Music can help improve our understanding of the different dynamics in an organization and ways of collaborating, and Music Thinking is a method to create meaningful collaborations, utilizing the six cues, an iterative dynamic model and a variety of music inspirations the workshop is full of new perspectives.

The new tools we will practice in this course are Serendipity Lab, Mix & Match and Strategy Jam (see explanation on the music thinking website). After the session, you will be able to use the tools and exercises in your own day-to-day work. Music Thinking gives another dimension on how to connect service design, agile, design thinking, branding and organizational change.

What you'll learn

The activities during the high-energy 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.


A short introduction to the Music Thinking Framework. What are the different dynamics of thinking and collaborating of a composer, a conductor, a rock artist, a DJ, or a free jazz player? What’s the difference and what can we learn for creativity, service design and organizational change? How can we have more meaningful collaborations?

Skills and Cues

There are two significant skills you can learn from Music Thinking: to listen and collaborate. These skills are used to connect the six cues of Music Thinking - Jammin’, Empathy, Personality, Score, Agility, Remix - to make it a meaningful collaboration.


Based on the Music Thinking Framework you will experiment with the Music Thinking Jam Cards and three workshop tools to practice meaningful collaboration and how to apply this to your team, project, or organization.

Meet your coaches

You will be guided through the course by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Music Thinking.

Christof Zürn

Senior Facilitator DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam

He is working in the sweet spot of business, people and technology with a hands-on mentality. He focuses on overall brand experience and innovation. He has a lot of experience in branding, digitalization, Service Design, Design Thinking and he developed a new methodology called Music Thinking.


After successful completion of the 2-Day Future Leadership Skills 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.


COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. For this reason, participants interested in joining us at our Creative Studio in Amsterdam are more than welcome, if you are able to provide:
A) Digital COVID Certificate (QR code);
B) Proof of a negative PCR-test, within 24 hours of the first day of training;
C) Proof that you recovered from COVID-19 less than 6 months ago.

If a participant cannot comply with the above mentioned requirements, they will not be able to participate in the course. Our goal is to create a safe environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity and allow all participants and facilitators to feel comfortable.

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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