Course Description

2-Day Advanced Design Thinking Facilitation Course


(English spoken) This training is aimed at everyone who considers themselves an experienced Design Thinking facilitator and wants to further strengthen their facilitation skills. In 2 days, you will learn to understand your impact on a group, new design thinking tools that you apply on your own project, your facilitation strengths, and group dynamics processes (from difficult participants, personal preferences to group development phases). Furthermore, towards the end of the training your facilitation effort will be recorded to allow a detailed review by yourself and other participants. At the end of this course you are fully in control of the process, the team and yourself.

Facilitated amongst others, by skilled facilitators of DesignThinkers Academy and Arnoud Koning, Founder of the global Design Thinking Facilitation Program within Procter & Gamble.


The Advanced Facilitation training is designed as an addition to the DT Facilitation training offered by the DesignThinkersAcademy and in comparison, will spend a lot more time on understanding group dynamics, your impact on a group and will go beyond the common design thinking tools. Therefore, in case you are an experienced facilitator and already familiar with the core design thinking tools (Persona, CJM & Service Scenario) the advanced training is the opportunity to improve yourself as a Design Thinking facilitator.


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

Arnoud Koning, will be your Lead Facilitation Coach. Within Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Services organization, Arnoud set-up a global Design Thinking program and has experienced Design Thinking in Service Design up to savings & simplification programs.

Jeroen van der Weide, is a senior facilitator stimulating creative leadership within corporate environments to find new solutions for business problems by designing and facilitating creative processes through Design Thinking.

Cees ten Thije, is – besides being passionate about design thinking – an experiential coach and trainer with a strong focus on connecting your identity, purpose and talents through learning by reflection on doing.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries, or you are most welcome to join us at our DT Academy Studio in Amsterdam. Please reach out to us for more information.


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

Venue: DesignThinkers Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: June 07th & 08th 2018
Language: English
Max. participants: 15


Early Bird Ticket Price: € 1.495,=
until May 07th 2018

Regular Ticket Price: € 1.595,=

Prices are intended excluding VAT.

The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages.

A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

Discounts available for teams signing up, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

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