Course Description

1-Day Masterclass: The Body as a Design Tool (Certificate)

“The Body is a Beautiful Brain – exploring the body as a design tool.” We will first diverge into an experience of the role our bodies play in discovering and making sense of our environment. Through some playful experiments we will reflect on how these perspectives can enhance our capabilities as designers and facilitators.”

Early Bird Price

€ 495,00 (limited)


No preparation time



Standard Price

€ 545,00


1 day, 8 hours a day

Course type

In person

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About this course

In this Masterclass you will learn how to better understand the interconnectedness between your mind and your body so that you can begin to access untapped personal potential in your facilitation work. 

By exploring perspectives in embodiment through movement and reflection, you will learn techniques and practices for centring and building somatic awareness. These insights and experiences will help sharpen your intuitive skills and enable you to be more present and responsive to your clients.  

We will also work with various methods from applied theatre and performance training. You will learn tools that will enhance your facilitation skills which can easily be applied when working with your clients. These methods include Forum Theatre, qualitative data simulations and activations, and storytelling for design.

From my point of view, thinking is not a merely cognitive act. Thinking is not even a merely a mental act. Thinking is done, at least partly, in and with bones, muscles and breathing. – Paul Linden.

The Masterclass will be a co-created learning space where participants learn from each other by sharing the connections they make and ideas for applying in their work. Your facilitator will provide a safe space to explore, structure and the experience but the self-learning is half the journey.

Meet your coaches

Colin Skelton

Senior Facilitator DTA South Africa

Colin is a senior design thinking facilitator with a masters in dramatic arts. He helps people innovate by using applied theatre (improv) in organizational contexts.


After successful completion of the 1-Day Masterclass: The body as a design tool, 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.

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COVID-19 Protocol

At DesignThinkers Academy, we take our social duty very seriously when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and dear team members. Therefore, please have a look at our new COVID regulations for our in-person training, in compliance with the COVID-19 safety measures of the Dutch government:

  • As of February 25, 2022, we can welcome you to our studio without a demonstration of a Digital COVID Certificate or QR code. However, we do highly encourage you to do a self-test before coming to the studio.
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID or have COVID-related symptoms, we kindly ask you to contact us so we can rebook your ticket.
  • During the training days, it is no longer mandatory to keep a 1,5-meter distance or wear face masks. However, you are free to continue these practices if they make you feel more comfortable during the in-person sessions.

Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which we can continuously stimulate creativity for both participants and facilitators. Should you have any questions about our protocol or your personal situation, please reach out to us via +31 0 20 471 00 70 or

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