Course Description

1-Day Intensive Facilitation Masterclass

One-day intensive, hands-on experience for skilled facilitators to deepen their practice. This is not a “chalk-and-talk” or “sage-on-the-stage” format. The day is highly interactive with multiple facilitation simulations, activities and collaborative sessions. After successful completion of our Facilitation Masterclass, you’ll leave having had the chance to try on a variety of new facilitation approaches in a safe space.

Daniel Stillman is an independent design facilitator. He’s taught advanced facilitation to organizations from Google to Visa and has run sprints of all shapes and sizes for both non-profits and Fortune 500 companies alike. He hosts a podcast on designing conversations and is working on his second book.

Daniel is part of the DesignThinkers Group USA and visiting Europe in May. This is a unique opportunity to learn from his skills and surf on his energy.


You’re an experienced leader or facilitator working on product or service innovation;
You manage organizational change or transformation;
You are already facilitating workshops but want to grow your toolbox;
You want to enhance your effectiveness and personal resilience as a host of powerful workshops and decision-making;
You want to upskill your team’s group decision-making skills.


How to manage difficult people;
How to manage yourself and the multiple roles you have to take on;
How to lead group synthesis of complex data;
A ton of new icebreakers, energizers and eye-openers;
A mindful approach to group work;
Improve your visual facilitation skills;
Narrative frameworks to transform your workshop planning.

All tools will be handed out after the session and are free of use.

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

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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In this 2-day high energy course for Design Thinking practitioners you learn how to guide people in a Design Thinking session.

We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’, so the Facilitation Training will be a high energy and hands-on event.

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.

About this Event

Location: DT Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: Look at ‘choose your location’ on the right for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse our calendar

Language: English
Maximum participants: 15


Early Bird Ticket Price € 315,00

Regular Ticket Price € 395,00

Your ticket includes a daily healthy and delicious lunch plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. 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.

Prices are excluding VAT. We charge 21% VAT to Dutch based companies, NGO’s and self-employed. We also charge 21% VAT to international companies, NGO’s and self-employed based in the European Union without a registered VAT number. If you are based outside the European Union we will not charge you with VAT.

At DTA Amsterdam we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and team members. For this reason, we have ensured that all necessary precautions have been carefully implemented at our Amsterdam studio in accordance with the guidelines from our government. In case you have specific questions regarding these exact measures, we invite you to reach out to us through e-mail or telephone so our DTA team members can accurately inform you.

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