Course Description

5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course April 2021

Online

This interactive online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course will equip you with the Design Thinking mindset, tools and skills to kick-start bold innovation. You will be working virtually on a human-centered challenge under live guidance of our skilled Facilitators. With a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework you will gain practical knowledge and experience to apply Design Thinking in your daily work.

PROGRAM

With a combination of live classroom sessions, group assignments and homework you will gain practical knowledge and experience to apply Design Thinking in your daily work. The course consists out of 4 modules (8 sessions in total), focusing on the stages of Design Thinking: Discover, Define, Design, Deliver. Each week consists of interactive online classroom sessions, followed by group work. A follow-up call will provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with one of your Facilitators to reflect on your experiences with implementing DT in your daily work. In small groups, together with your fellow alumni you can share your struggles and/or insights and once again learn from each other. A follow-up call will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the DT Fundamentals and ask final questions to your Facilitator. 

KEY BENEFITS

Focus on how to implement Design Thinking in your daily work; 
Live and personal guidance from our expert Facilitators;
Learn to empathize with your customers and improve your proposition and strategy;
Develop your creative problem-solving skills and innovation mindset;
Boost co-creation and innovation while working remotely.

OUR APPROACH

Over a 5-week period, you will meet with your fellow participants and coaches in 2-hour online classroom sessions. We strongly believe in ‘learning-by-doing’. A major part of the Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course consists of hands-on work on a general case using the different Design Thinking

tools. You will work in co-creation to learn from each other and incorporate the knowledge and skills of participants from diverse backgrounds and industries. Our expert Facilitators will teach you how to use empathy when envisioning future scenarios of service for your end-users.

"This course is great if you want to jump-start Design Thinking. Enough information to start doing, enough inspiration to continue learning."

Mathieu Desschuyter, Nova Reperta

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Teams from different industries who want to lead innovation;
Individuals e.g. HR, IT, Marketing looking for new tools to structure innovation and collaboration;
Professionals who want to stretch their creative problem-solving skills;
Managers who want to discover what Design Thinking can offer their team.

FACILITATORS & COACHES

You will be guided through the Online Design Thinking Fundamentals Course by our highly experienced Facilitators. They have years of experience in working with Design Thinking and know the tips & tricks to guide you on this online learning journey how to implement it within your working environment.

Adela Cristea Is Co-founder and Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Eastern Europe. She is an experienced business consultant teaching entrepreneurship and leadership within corporate environments.

CERTIFICATE

After successful completion of the 5-Week Online Design Thinking Fundamentals 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.

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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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

Length: 5 weeks, 8 sessions (2 hrs), homework & follow-up call (1 hr)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CEST)

Dates:
Session 1: Monday April 26
Session 2: Thursday April 29
Session 3: Monday May 3
Session 4: Thursday May 6
Session 5: Monday May 10
Session 6: Wednesday May 12
Session 7: Monday May 17
Session 8: Thursday May 20
Follow-up call: Thursday June 10

Online platforms: Miro & Zoom
Language: English
Max. participants: 10

Tickets

Early Bird Ticket Price € 1.095,00
until April 12th 2021

Regular Ticket Price € 1.195,00

Your ticket includes access and use of the online environments (Miro & Zoom) for the duration of the course. 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. If you have any other questions regarding this online course or its ticketing, we kindly as that you contact us through e-mail.

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