Course Description

2-Day Design Thinking Facilitation Course March 2020 – Wellington NZ


Learn how to facilitate Design Thinking Workshop sessions in this 2-Day, high energy workshop. To get the best from this learning opportunity you’ll need to have a good foundation understanding of the Design Thinking process as the workshop focus is on applying this knowledge to become a confident and successful Design Thinking Facilitator.


After a brief recap of Design Thinking theory and language you’ll dive straight into a hands-on learning experience working on a live ‘design challenge.’ The challenge will revolve around 5 key stages with tools and tuition being provided for each. Each person will have the opportunity to lead one of the stages.


The objective of the 2-day training is to understand your current facilitation skills, your strengths and weaknesses, and to improve upon your personal opportunity areas through a combination of facilitation practice and personal coaching. The activities for the 2-day training are a balanced mix of theory and practice.


Each group of 5 will have one DesignThinkers Group facilitator with them at each stage. They, along with your peers will provide valuable feedback to you after your round of being lead facilitator and you will feedback to them. This not only provides insights into our own facilitation strengths and growth opportunities, but also allows us to evaluate and learn from others.


At the end of the 2 days, groups will have successfully applied the Design Thinking process to co-design a solution and individuals will have all had the opportunity to be lead facilitator on one of the stages. Key learnings and take outs from the workshop will include;

  •             Agenda planning, design and running a design thinking workshop
  •             Facilitating a Design Thinking workshop
  •             Using tools to energise and inspire teams
  •             Identifying and managing different personality types
  •             Assessing your own facilitation skills
  •             Facilitation Team Management
  •             Core Design Thinking Workshop flow
  •             Problem statement definition
  •             Design research
  •             Rapid prototyping and testing
  •             Energy Management

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


Darryl McClay – Founding Partner DesignThinkers Group New Zealand

Martin Sawbridge – Founding Partner DesignThinkers Group New Zealand


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

Venue: DT Academy, BizDojo, 3 Market Lance, Wellington New Zealand

Language: English
Dates: March 12th & 13th 2020
Max. participants: 15


Early Bird Ticket Price $ 1650,= (ex. GST)
until February 12th 2020

Regular Ticket Price $ 1850,= (ex. GST)

Your ticket includes a daily healthy and delicious lunch plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. When you successfully complete the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance from DesignThinkers Academy. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations. If you have any other questions regarding this course or its ticketing, drop us a line at

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