Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course January 2021

Amsterdam

(English spoken) Learn how to facilitate workshops following the Design Thinking principles for mixed audiences. In this 2-day high energy course for Design Thinking practitioners you learn how to guide people in a Design Thinking session.

This ‘Learning by Doing’ experience in a 2-day workshop setting is followed by a Personal Coaching session. This way you learn best how to facilitate Design Thinking workshop sessions in your own workplace.

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 a space and an environment where people feel confident and can be creative is the key responsibility of 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 and not on the tools. To be honest, you know these tools already, don’t you?

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

PERSONAL COACHING SESSION

To make sure that what you learn during the training, it is crucial to start putting it into practice on a short notice. So, before entering the training you are asked to think about your first opportunity to facilitate in your job. During the training you will work on preparing this facilitation opportunity with the help of the trainers and your peers in the training.
The Coaching Session offers participants’ one-on-one time with one of the trainers to discuss any challenges regarding their on the job Facilitation Opportunity.

GLOBAL OUTLINE

The activities during the 2-day 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:

DAY 01

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

DAY 02

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

WHO WILL FACILITATE

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

Tim Schuurman, is Co-owner and Senior Facilitator of DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam.

Jeroen van der Weide, is Partner and a creative minded Senior Facilitators at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam.

Please be aware that this is not a Design Thinking training but a Design Thinking Facilitation training.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

What is the current protocol given the ever developing COVID-19 situation? We look forward to welcoming you to our Studio in Amsterdam where we have ensured to take all necessary precautions regarding the COVID-19 measures. Seeing as we are carefully monitoring the developments on a daily basis, the circumstances can also change.
We redesigned our program in order to provide you with the most valuable experience which is what you can expect from our 2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation. It goes without saying that no concessions have been made on quality, fun factor, dynamics and learning outcomes which DesignThinkers Academy stands for.

Will a more ‘static’ way of working influence your learning experience?
No, it will not. We have redesigned and prototyped countless scenarios as to how we can still provide you with a learning-by-doing, high energy and in-depth program.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS OR QUARANTINE?

What if I’m not able to travel or need to go into self-quarantine? Given the constantly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, DesignThinkers Academy has also designed a 3-Week Online DT Facilitation

 

Course. Our interactive 3-Week Online DT Facilitation will also allow people to participate on a global scale while at the same time we continue to enhance global connectivity. Click on the following link to read more.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

, Please reach out to us for more information

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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

Date: January 20th and 21st 2021 + online coaching session
Time: 9:00 – 18:00 (CET)
Language: English
Maximum participants: 12

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price: € 1.495,00
until December 20th

Regular Ticket Price: € 1.595,00

Prices are excluding VAT.
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.

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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